Adjoa Burrowes, based in Fairfax county, works across printmaking, sculpture, and painting. Her work frequently includes themes of personal and cultural identity and visual narratives relating to the angst of contemporary life, in an increasingly dangerous social and political landscape.
Burrowes has studied with contemporary artists in Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo; and she has presented her work in the Virgin Islands, Mexico, the Netherlands, and France. Burrowes earned a BFA in Printmaking from Howard University and an MA in Art Education at Corcoran College of Arts and Design at The George Washington University.
Burrowes has designed and implemented art workshops and residencies for cultural institutions throughout the nation including the John F. Kennedy Center, National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the National Civil Rights Museum. Her mixed media collages, prints, and sculptural installations have been exhibited throughout the United States. Her works on paper are included in collections at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Brooklyn Art Library, Banneker Douglass Museum of Culture and History, The Southside Community Art Center, Art Colle Museum of Collage in Plemet, France, and the Verbeke Foundation in Belgium.