Adria de Haume is a New York based artist. After receiving her BA from the University of Michigan, de Haume continued her studies in New York. While maintaining a career in retailing, she attended part time classes at the Art Students League, Isabel O'Neil Studio, and International Center of Photography (ICP). Her multidisciplinary talents range from sculpture, painting, photography, poetry to jewelry design.
In 2000, she founded her eponymous jewelry company. Adria’s jewelry designs and art work have been exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions in the USA, Great Britain, and Canada. Her designs premiered internationally as part of the 2007 exhibition, New York Now! 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 collection of the Yale Peabody Museum, New Haven, CT, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA, and University of Michigan Art Museum, Ann Arbor, MI. Her sculpture was a finalist in the 2016 Baycrest Foundation Exhibition, funding brain research in Toronto, Canada.
In 2015, Assouline published Cross Purpose, a striking volume synthesizing 26 years of Adria’s cross themed sculptures, photography, poetry, prints, drawings, and paintings. A portion of this edition was contributed to educational institutions, as a founding principle of Adria’s company was to provide support for charitable endeavors. To date there are more than 150 charities which have been recipients of this goal, and countless others who have benefitted from her support.
Regardless of the medium, her work is a fresh take on the communication of iconic themes. Whether reflective of homage to the human spirit, humor or political commentary, each work is a declaration that inspires the viewer to expand perception. She merges diverse sources of inspiration from nature, fashion, literature and history into a celebration of life! Revealing a mysterious yet humble range of materials, her artistic messages are meant to evoke heightened awareness.