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Adriene Cruz

Harlem native Adriene Cruz creates brilliantly colored fabric art embellished in rhythmic improvisational arrangements of cultural beauty.  Her creative vision has garnered invitations to create beyond fabric to public art in Portland allowing her imagery to flow from textile creations to concrete fabrications. Adriene has exhibited her textiles internationally in Brazil, Costa Rica and South Africa and Nationally at the Smithsonian, The Folk Art Museum, NY,  American Craft Museum , NY, The Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, The National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis,  and the Fowler Museum of Cultural History, UCLA. to name a few. She’s included in collections at the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, Haborview Medical Center, Seattle, Portland Community College, Reed College and numerous private collections. Locally , permanent works can be seen at Tri Mets Intersate line, KILLINGSWORTH STATION. Also the 20 year old landmark exterior design of the Northeast Health Center at NE Killingsworth and Martin Luther King Blvd, Currently under restoration.