Adrienne is a multidisciplinary artist who is passionate about creative re-use and sustainable art practices. She has a BFA in Fashion Design and is recent graduate of Concordia University’s Design for the Theatre program in Montreal. She has worked on many performing arts productions as a costume designer and/or technician; and her painting and collage work have been exhibited in the US, Canada, and Europe. In 2018 she won the Montreal Broadway World Regional Awards for Best Costume Design for the Addams Family(WISTA), and again in 2019 for her work on Bonnie and Clyde(Contact Theatre).
During the COVID-19 shutdown Adrienne launched her brand Kookbat Creations on Etsy where she sells her visual art, as well as handmade/vintage clothing, costumes, custom dolls and décor.
In August 2020 she expanded her skill set and also began working as a fur artisan for The Canadian Hat Company-Harricana.
In the future she would love to open her own costume atelier and storage similar to Le Grand Costumier, where she has often worked as a seamstress for theatre and film. Initially drawn to Montreal by her love of circus, she hopes to someday design costumes for Cirque du Soleil!
In her visual art practice Adrienne aims to create work that displays a sense of embodiment and self-recognition through the expression of emotionally distorted perceptions and abstracted bodily representations. Her art accentuates the materiality of consciousness, often exploring how we perceive our own bodies according to our own psychology. Heavily influenced by Expressionism, Dada, and Art Brut, she adores the experimentation that is inherent in the fragmented process of collage.