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Lindsay Adams

(b.1990); American

Adams is a writer and painter working across traditional mediums. Embracing her intersectional identity as a black and disabled woman, Lindsay’s work serves as both a reflection and extension of self, challenging narratives of both race and representation, while concurrently questioning her personal feelings of otherness and exclusion. She positions solitary figures within intimate, yet unknown spaces, leveraging both mystery and imagination, allowing the subjects to exist outside of expectation or restriction. By centering each figure with a direct gaze at the viewer, she creates a space for them to demonstrate an unalarmed agency with a keen sense of self, examining how identity, gender, and self-disclosure can be represented.

Drawing from memory, literature, and research, while also embracing fluid inspiration, Adams creates floral landscapes and still life’s archiving places and times reflective of home, travel, and her ancestral connection to land. With her thick, gestural brushwork, she is in constant consideration of how color and texture can be used to capture the complexity and depth of humanhood, memory, and experience. Leveraging her academic background in foreign relations, sociology, and cultural anthropology, she approaches her work with deep critical thought and social awareness. Lindsay received her B.A. in International Studies: World Politics and Diplomacy and Latin and Iberian Studies from The University of Richmond. Lindsay is currently attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.




BFA, 2023, School at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Painting and Drawing

BA, 2012, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, International Studies: World Politics and Diplomacy, Spanish; Minor: Studio Art


2022    Two Things Can Be True: Lindsay Adams, Eaton DC, Washington, D.C.

Lindsay Adams: Riverhill Art Residency, Upstate Art Weekend, Ulster Park, NY (upcoming)


2022    These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things: Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  All Together: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, Washington, D.C.

The Sanctuary: West Chelsea Contemporary, New York, NY

2021     Operation Varsity Blues: Allouche Gallery, New York, NY

Truth About Me: ArtLeadHER Foundation, Urban Zen, New York, NY


2021     Art Haus, Operation Varsity Blues Group Show Discussion

The Artist’s Perspective: Navigating the Art World, Truth About Me Group Exhibition

Women’s History Month: Artist Spotlight, Komuna Foundation

Interbrand, Black Creativity Panel

NPR, Life Kit Podcast


2021     Accenture, Global Disability Inclusion Keynote Speaker

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Making Space for Disability Justice

Facebook, Amplifying Black Voices

2020    Who What Wear, “I Love Fashion and Have a Disability – This is What I look for When I Shop”

Refinery 29, “I’m Young, Black, and Disabled – & This is What I Want You to Know”

Accenture, Disability Inclusion Brown Bag: Creating and Inclusive Work Environment for Persons with Disabilities 

Americans with Disability Act, 30 Year Anniversary Gala Attendee

2019    Accenture, Disability Inclusion Employee Resource Group

Accenture, Disability Inclusion Design Thinking Workshop

Disability Employment Awareness Month Interview

2018     LinkedIn, The Importance of Understanding Disabilities (Authored)

LinkedIn, “You, Me, and My Disability: Identification” (Authored)

Booz Allen Hamilton, DiversABILITY Employee Resource Group Communications Lead

Department of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Interview


2022    Jackson, Lana. ‘’Lindsay Adams is Reframing Black Identity,” Soho House, April 29

Williams, Elliot C. “Painter Lindsay Adams Has More Than ‘Two Things’ to Say,” DCist, April 29

2021     ‘’Amplifying Black Voices: Lindsay Adams,’’ Facebook

Holzman, Sara. ‘’Lindsay Adams’ Artwork is Her Peace and Her Protest,’’ Marie Claire Magazine, July 2

Lindsay Adams, Featured Alumni, Doorways, Holton Arms School Alumni Magazine

2020    Lindsay Adams, Featured Alumni, Doorways, Holton Arms School Alumni Magazine

Collings, Kat. ‘’I Love Fashion and Have a Disability – This is What I Look for When I Shop,’’ Who What Wear, October 23

Adams, Lindsey. ‘’Voices of Disability: I’m Young, Black, and Disabled – & This is What I Want You to Know,’’ Refinery29, July 24

Weisbrid, Lindsay. ‘’Lindsay Adams: A Modern Renaissance Woman,’’ District Fray Magazine, September

2017     Lindsay Adams: A Modern Renaissance Woman, District Fray Magazine

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