Artist Profile - Adrienne La Faye

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Adrienne La Faye

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2019 Grants for Artist Projects
King County

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CAROLYN DOWNS, Acrylic on canvas, 22x24, 2017

BABA, Acrylic on canvas, 18x24, 2015

DOROTHY HOLLINGSWORTH-99-YRS-OLD, Ex Seattle School Board President. 2017

BARRACK OBAMA, 44TH U.S. PRESIDENT, 2018

MS. PEARLEEN FLOYD, 87-YRS-OLD, MET AT SAFEWAY, RENTON, WA, 2017

Adrienne La Faye is a painter, an author, and filmmaker, and a community social justice art educator focused on chronicling the African-American diaspora. Seattle born and raised, Adrienne is a narrator compelled artistic-historian, a woman, an activist, same-gender married, and an African American. She’s a defender of the disenfranchised, the marginalized from systemic racist judicial systems. In 2019, she received the City/Artist grant from 4Culture for PORTRAITS OF FORGOTTEN WOMEN project. She established the Renton Outside Art Gallery in 2017. In 2016 Adrienne was awarded the Chapala Artist residency in Jalisco, MX. She won the highly competitive 2018 4Culture Community fellowship, numerous grants and awards for painting excellence.

Adrienne received 2019 GAP funding for her PORTRAITS OF FORGOTTEN WOMEN project to ignite African American female inmate’s voices through essays, Adrienne La Faye’s portraits, a short film.

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