Adriane Herman has had solo exhibitions at Adam Baumgold Gallery (New York), Western Exhibitions (Chicago), the Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, The Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Kiosk Gallery (Kansas City); Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Rose Contemporary in Portland, Maine. Her most recent body of inlaid burnishing clay panels, entitled “Finish Lines,” focused on the marks we make when crossing accomplishments off our “to do” lists, while simultaneously paying homage to the efforts of her former studio assistant to attend to the details of daily life as a graduate student transitioning from female to male, i.e., literally "refinishing" himself.
Herman has shown in numerous group exhibitions at venues including The Dalarnas Museum (Falun, Sweden), the Portland Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Chapel Street Gallery at Yale University, The Ulrich Museum (Wichita), The H&R Block Artspace at Kansas City Art Institute and Paragraph Gallery (both Kansas City), Mount Airy Contemporary (Philadelphia), and The International Print Center New York.
She has received grants from the Maine Arts Commission, the Charlotte Street Foundation, and the Avenue of the Arts Foundation, and her work has been written about in publications including The New Yorker, artforum.com, Art in Print, Art on Paper, The Kansas City Star, The New Art Examiner, and Art New England, and included in the following books: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking; Printmaking at the Edge; Imprint of Place: Maine Printmaking 1800-2005; The Best of Printmaking; Printmaking: A Complete Guide to Materials and Processes; and Thomas Kinkade: The Artist in the Mall.
Herman’s independent efforts to normalize consumption of fine art dovetail with collaborative curatorial efforts such as Slop Art and projects she has undertaken with her students at Maine College of Art and Kansas City Art Institute. Herman holds a B.A. from Smith College and an M.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a Level II certificate in the Wilton Method of Cake Decorating.
Currently a finalist for a United States Artist Fellowship, Herman has been a visiting artist at over fifty institutions and an Artist In Residence at Kriti Gallery in Varanasi, India; The Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City; and the Baie Sainte Marie Artist & Family Compound in Nova Scotia. Herman’s work has been collected by The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, The Progressive Corporation, The Ulrich Museum of Art, and The Walker Art Center, plus some individual humans.