Derrick Adams: FASHION SHOW 

October 2018
at the Fashion Outlets of Chicago

On Friday, October 5, during a special public event, the Fashion Outlets of Chicago in Rosemont unveiled the newest installments in its ongoing series that focuses on the convergence of art and fashion (known as “The Collection”). Curated by Johalla Projects, this particular installment includes a 70' by 50' mural by artist Derrick Adams situated at the mall’s entrance—with an accompanying lighting installation to come.

Adams also created a display for the Fashion Outlets exterior LED billboards, which can be seen on rotation through the end of January.

Derrick Adams is a multidisciplinary New York-based artist working in performance, video, sound, and 2D and 3D realms. His practice focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, exploring self image and forward projection.  

A recipient of a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and 2014 S.J. Weiler Award, Adams received his MFA from Columbia University, BFA from Pratt Institute, and is a Skowhegan and Marie Walsh Sharpe alum.  

His exhibition and performance highlights include: Greater New York '05, MoMA PS1; Open House: Working In Brooklyn '04, Brooklyn Museum of Art; PERFORMA ‘05, ‘13, ‘15; Radical Presence & The Shadows Took Shape, Studio Museum in Harlem; The Channel, Brooklyn Academy of Music; and is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Birmingham Museum of Art.  

His work can be seen in New York at Tilton Gallery; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Gallerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris; and Vigo Gallery, London.

(Bio courtesy of