A New York based artist, Adria de Haume was raised in Detroit, Michigan. Her multidisciplinary talents range from sculpture, painting, photography, drawing and jewelry design. She merges diverse sources of inspiration from nature, fashion, literature and history into a celebration of life regardless of medium. Her work reveals a mysterious range of materials and messages meant to evoke a heightened awareness of that which we often take for granted. Her work is a fresh take on communication of iconic themes. Whether reflective of humor, homage or honor, each is a declaration that inspires the viewer to expand perception.
After receiving her BA from the University of Michigan, de Haume continued her studies in New York, attending the Art Students League for printmaking, Isabel O'Neil Studio for painted finishes, and the International Center of Photography (ICP) while maintaining a career in retailing. She continued to sculpt and exhibit in both solo and group exhibitions in the USA and Canada. Her work premiered internationally as part of the 2007 New York Now! exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum, London. In 2008, her work was exhibited at The National Jewelry Institute Designer Showcase at the Forbes Gallery, New York. Her work is in the permanent Jewelry Collection at MFA Boston and Yale Peabody Museum in New Haven, CT. Her brain sculpture was selected as a finalist for the 2016 Baycrest Foundation exhibition funding brain research in Toronto, Canada.
In fall of 2015, Assouline, publisher of exquisite books, released Cross Purpose, a volume chronicling twenty-six years of cross themed art works, drawings, and photographs by Adria de Haume.