Adriene Hughes holds an MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Tufts University. She is a multi-media artist, currently working with infrared technology, photography and video installation—focusing on grand landscapes, and the effects of global warming on the environment.

Hughes’ work has been exhibited widely, including at Zuecca Projects (Venice, Italy), San Diego Arts Institute, International New Media Festival (Hong Kong) and Simultan Festival (Romania). She has completed a number of public art installations, most recently a 144 foot photographic mural at the San Diego International Airport. Publications featuring her work include Wired, Lenscratch, Harper’s Magazine, and PDN among others.

Awards include being named a 2018 Critical Mass Top 50 and winner of the 2018 Rhonda Wilson Award.

Adriene Hughes lives and works in San Diego (US).


2016 – ONGOING

“The images in Threaded Icebergs I address environmental politics in the Arctic. The geometric lines constructed within this project, hand-sewn directly onto the surface of the photograph, mimic the tactile structure of shape that is inherent within the native Inuit language, as well as the form, movement, and light created by the land and water. The geometric pattern mirrors the sacred viewpoints of indigenous and religious practices throughout time, viewing the earth as sacred”.—Adriene Hughes.

9” x 12”
Archival Pigment Print with Handsewn Thread

EDTION: Unique