Adrienne Forshner Kinsey is drawn to materials with which she can create dimension and texture, such as her thick canvas pieces layered with colorful acrylic mediums and polymers. She contrasts flat layers of whimsical dots and lines against thick collaged geometric shapes. Adrienne transforms acrylic paint and mediums to mimic glass, concrete, and wax, and molds it by hand into sculptural forms.
Originally from Dalton, Georgia, Adrienne received eleven years of formal education in the arts, including graduation from the North Carolina School of the Arts, a BA in Studio Art from Florida State University, and a BFA with a concentration in Interior Design from the University of Georgia.
She has given demonstrations and lectures about her artistic process at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center and Kudzu Art Zone, and she regularly teaches students of all experience levels from teenagers to adults in her Tannery Row Studio.
Adrienne's work has been featured on the cover of Hoi Polloi --a publication of Buford Weekly Illustrated-- and in Explore Gwinnett Magazine.
This past year she has exhibited at the Hudgens Center for the Arts and at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center. Her works are currently on display at the Kia Mall of Georgia, the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, and the Quinlan. This month she was honored to have her work chosen from over 400 entries for the 2018 Callanwolde Juried Exhibition where it will be displayed through May 19th. From June through August she will be featured in the 2018 Quinlan Visual Arts Center Summer Exhibition.
Her paintings have also been exhibited at Art Station, the Gwinnett Covention & Visitor's Bureau, the Dalton Creative Arts Guild, Pinkneyville Community Center, and Suwanee City Hall.
Adrienne has been a full time artist and instructor at the Tannery Row Artist Colony since 2013, where she enjoys creating and teaching in her studio housed in a hundred year old former leather factory in historic downtown Buford, Georgia. Her paintings have been acknowledged to include Best in Show, First Place, and Artist's Choice at various shows throughout the Atlanta metropolitan area. Adrienne's works belong to private and corporate collections across the United States and Europe.