Adrienne Adeyemi

Adrienne is an emerging photo-based artist and arts administrator, currently living and working in Providence, RI. She received her B.A. in Film Studies and Photography in 2010 and her Master’s in Public Administration in 2011, both from Clark University in Worcester, MA. While at Clark she was awarded the Steinbrecher Fellowship (2008-2009), a research grant that sent her to Nigeria for the first time to visit her family and photograph her travels through the country, culminating with an exhibition and publication (see photo above).

Adrienne worked at the Rhode Island School of Design last year as an Americorps Vista supporting the Public Engagement Network. Previously, she has worked as a darkroom technician, studio manager, teacher’s assistant and spent one summer working for a gallery on the coast of northern Maine. She currently works at the Manton Avenue Project. She’s constantly thinking about the intersection of social practice and personal art practice. She is excited to come back to New Urban Arts as a photo mentor this year, a funny cycle back to the place where she first was exposed to the wonders of photography and the non-profit world way back as a high school student.

You can see her work online at


Years: 2012-13