Adrienne Cullom Biography

Adrienne Cullom

American

1938-

Biography

Printmaker, painter, and fiber artist Adrienne Collum was born on May 27, 1938 in Memphis, Tennessee. Her art studies began at the Atlanta Art Institute in Georgia from 1956 to 1959. Following graduation she traveled to Austria where she attended Vienna's Akademie fur Angewandt Kunst for a year. Receiving a scholarship from the French Government, she then went to Paris, where she studied at Stanley William Hayter's Atelier 17 from 1961 to 1962. She began working on hand-dyed and woven fiber masks in the 1970s, and currently pursues both printmaking and mask weaving.

Awards for her work include an Honorable Mention at the Boston Printmakers National Exhibition (1972) and the National Arts Club National Exhibition (1975). In 1995 she received the First Honorable Mention and in 1997 the Best in Show from the Putnam Arts Council Exhibition in Mahopac, New York. She currently works and resides in Mahopac with her husband, artist Sergio Gonzalez-Tornero, who she met in 1961 at Hayter's printmaking workshop and with whom she has exhibited both in the U.S. and abroad.