Adrienne Wheeler is an artist, independent curator, arts educator, and advocate for social justice. Her art provides a platform for expressing her discontent with injustices, particularly those affecting the lives of women and children.


The work, informed by various Central and West African ancestral and spiritual practices and cultural traditions, explores the role that these traditions (misunderstood, marginalized, and often demonized) have played in resistance to the inhumanity of slavery and other forms of oppression.


Adrienne lives in Newark, NJ with her mother and her 25 year old daughter where she has a home studio. She owned the Adrienne Wheller Gallery for years and now teaches throughout the tri-state area.


Hear Adrienne speak about motherhood and her work here.

Adrienne Wheeler