Vanessa Adams

Vanessa Adams is an artist from New Orleans, based in Pittsburgh. Vanessa creates prints, zines, and installations exploring the life cycles of plants, the phases of the moon, and the future. Vanessa was a contributing artist to the Slow Holler Tarot Deck, a collection of tarot cards by southern /queer artists, and is co-curator, with Mary Tremonte, of the Queer Ecology Hanky Project.

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Infinite Affinities: Work from the Queer Ecology Hanky Project

As queer printmakers, artists, and nature freaks, we began the Queer Ecology Hanky Project as a way to bring together our many interests. Inviting artists to explore queer ecology—an area of inquiry that unites the study of biology, environment, and sexuality within the framework of queer theory—has given us windows into divergent possibilities for gender and sexuality, models of resilience and resistance in a world that feels increasingly bleak.

Rose, Mimosa, Hawthorn, and Passionflower

Four-color screenprint on 100 lb. Cougar cover, 14″ x 10″, 2019   Drawing plants is a particular pleasure of mine. Spending time attending to the individual curves of petals, the structure of branches, the serrated edges of leaves while drawing,…