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Adrienne Day - Artist


Adrienne C. Day is an award-winning artist who has been painting and making prints for over 30 years.

“Early in my life, I knew that all I wanted to be a “maker” of some kind. Initially my interests were in drawing and painting. Once introduced to printmaking as an undergraduate at OU, I was immediately captivated with these astonishingly expansive processes, continuing to do graduate work at Arizona State. Responding to these printmaking approaches and materials inform the imagery, sometimes lengthy and intricate, other times rapid and spontaneous.”


Her subject matter ranges from carefully rendered images of animals and the natural world to composite dream-like images that convey a sense of wonder at the complexities of life. Each piece is spurred from an event, a conversation with a friend, pondering the capricious nature of fate or odd dichotomies that inform daily life. These animals, objects, buildings and textures explore relationships between the natural and man-made worlds. 

Adrienne has received recognition for her work and has been included in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions across the US and Europe. Her work is included in collections of universities, museums, corporations and private collectors across the country.


Originally from Mississippi, and living in several parts of the US, she currently lives in Oklahoma. Here she enjoys the manic weather, diverse landscapes, beautiful sunsets, interesting people and birds, along with a couple of beloved dogs.


1990 - Master of Fine Arts, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 

1986 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma 

Selected Group Exhibitions


“Small Works XI” The Depot, Norman, OK 

“51st Annual Juried Art Show” The Goddard Center, Ardmore, OK 


Connect:Collect exchange portfolio. Oklahoma City Univ. curated by Emma Difani, and Alexa Goetzinger.  


“OK Collects” Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center 

“Wild Thing: Adventures with the Permanent Collection”, Scottsdale Museum of  Contemporary Art 


“Group Exhibition” Northern Oklahoma College 


Faculty Exhibit”, Firehouse Art Center, Norman, Oklahoma 


“The Exquisite Corpse”, Untitled Artspace Gallery, Oklahoma City 


“The Elaborate Collaborate”, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City 

 "National Weather Center Biennial”, Norman, OK Mel Chin, Juror 


“Animal Mothers Exchange Portfolio”, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, curated by  Melanie Yazzie



“ARTNOW", Oklahoma Contemporary, Oklahoma City 


“Impressit, Printmaking in Oklahoma”, Curator and participant, Leslie  Powell Gallery, Lawton, OK 


“Monothon”, Untitled Artspace, Oklahoma City, OK 


"Heart and Soul of the Great Plains”, Leslie Powell Gallery, Lawton, OK 2008 “Portfolios and Suites from the Print Collection”, Kennedy Museum of Art,  Ohio University, Athens, OH 


“Suite Oklahoma II”, curator and participant. Exhibited at 8 museums/art centers around  the state 


“100 Oklahomans by 100 Oklahomans”, City Arts, Oklahoma City 


“19th Annual International Exhibit”, University of Texas at Tyler 

2003 - "Seven State Biennial”, Univ. of Science and Arts, Chickasha, OK 

“The Oklahoma Painting Biennial V,” City Arts, Oklahoma City 

“Prints from Mimosa Press,” Morgan Art Gallery, Kansas City 


“ASU Alumni Exhibit”, Southeastern Graphics Conference, Tempe, Arizona “Counterpoint", Hill Country Arts Center, Ingram, Texas 

“Paper in Particular”, Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri 

“The Print Show: Four Oklahoma Printmakers”, City Arts Center, Oklahoma City

“An Artistʼs View of Her Life: Traces of American and Polish Culture”, exchange portfolio, Southeastern Graphics Council, Cleveland, Ohio, Wesleyan College, Truman State College 


“The Democratic Print", Wright State University, Dayton Ohio CD-ROM

“A Womanʼs Place is in the World”, Group Invitational, Alexander Hogue Gallery, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma 

“Suite Oklahoma”, exchange portfolio, curator and participant. Exhibited at 4 art centers and museums in the state. 


“I.A.O. / M.A.R.S. Exchange Exhibit”, Phoenix, Arizona 

“Combined talents”, The Florida National. Florida State Univ. Museum, Tallahassee, Florida  1994

“Positive Images of Diversity, Juried Group Exhibition, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee. 

“Women's Work”, Group Invitational, City Arts Center Gallery, Oklahoma City

“Group Print Exhibition”, Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC 


“Chroma”, Group Invitational, Florida State University Museum, Tallahassee, Florida

“Oklahoma Painting Biennial II”, Norick Art Center, Oklahoma City Univ., Oklahoma 1991

“Interior Motives/Motifs”, Group Invitational, Lower Columbia College  Art Gallery, Longview, Washington 


“Icons, Totems and Spirits: From Myth to Reality,” Group Invitational,  Shemer Art Center and Museum, Phoenix, Arizona 


“Photo-Derived National Print Exhibition”, Indiana University,  Bloomington, Indiana. Juror:Joel-Peter Witkin 

“Artists Proof ‘89 National Juried Print Exhibition,” Greenville Museum of  Art Greenville, North Carolina 

“Works on Paper: Fifth Annual Juried Exhibition”, Guadeloupe Cultural  Arts Center, San Antonio, Texas 

“The Five Senses”, Arizona State University, University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions


The Depot, Norman, OK. 73069 


Ponca City Art Association, Ponca City, OK 


Pennebaker Gallery, Jackson, Mississippi 

University of Southeastern Oklahoma, Durant, OK, one of “Oklahoma Artists” series 1995 A.R.C. Gallery, Chicago, Illinois 


Leslie Powell Gallery, Lawton, OK 


Individual Artists of Oklahoma, (I.A.O.) Oklahoma City 


Oklahoma City Art Museum at Artsplace, Oklahoma City 


Kirkpatric Center Gallery, Oklahoma City 

Publications: Books

Illustrator: Dr. Daniel Snell, Ancient Near East: The Basics, London and New York: Routledge, Taylor and  Francis Group, 2014 

Contributor : John G. Jones, Teena F. Horn and Alan Huffman, The Lines Were Drawn: Narratives on The  Success and Failure of School Desegregation in Jackson, Mississippi, 1969 – 1975. Oxford: University of  Mississippi Press, 2016 

Illustrator: Dr. Daniel Snell, Religions of the Ancient Near East, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2010 

Patti Carr Black, Art in Mississippi:1720-1980, Oxford: University of Mississippi Press and Mississippi  Historical Society, 1998 

16 other publications, newspapers, periodicals and exhibition catalogs

Permanent collections that include Adrienne Day's work

American University, Washington, DC 

Arizona State University, Tempe 

Artist Printmaker Research Collection, Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX Bradley University Print Collection, Peoria, Illinois 

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 

Carol Reese Museum, East Tennessee State University 

Gippsland Centre for Art and Design, Monash University, Gippsland, Australia 

Goddard Art Center, Ardmore, Oklahoma 

Fred Jones Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma 

Mississippi State University, Starkville 

Ohio University, Athens 

Oklahoma Science Museum, Oklahoma City 

Ponca City Art Association, Ponca City, OK

Scottsdale Museum of Art 

University of Alberta, Canada 

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 

University of Florida, Gainesville 

University of Tennessee, Knoxville 

University of Texas at Tyler 

University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Corporate Collections

Fellers and Company, Oklahoma City 

Symrise (formerly Haarmann and Reimer), Holzminden, Germany

World Neighbors, Oklahoma City

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