Adrienne is a multidisciplinary artist and designer who is passionate about creative re-use and sustainable art.
She has been fascinated by textiles since she was a young girl digging through piles of fabric in her Baba's sewing room.
Originally from Chicago, she holds a BFA in Fashion Design from the International Academy of Design and Technology,
and is recent graduate of Concordia University’s Design for the Theatre program in Montreal.
Drawn to Montreal by her love of circus, she envisions herself designing costumes for Cirque du Soleil in the future.
Adrienne first began costuming for short films written and directed by students of the Institut des Arts de Diffusion in Belgium.
Her painting and collage work have been exhibited in the US, Canada, and Europe; and since settling in Montreal
she has worked on many performing arts productions as a costume designer and/or technician.
In 2018, Adrienne and her collaborator, Jess Beyer, won the Montreal Broadway World Regional Awards for Best Costume Design for the Addams Family (WISTA), and again in 2019 for their work on Bonnie and Clyde (Contact Theatre).
Currently, Adrienne works as a fur artisan crafting eco-luxe fashion accessories from
recycled fur for The Canadian Hat Company-Harricana. Additionally, she creates custom dolls, toys, décor, art, clothing, and costumes through her brand, Kookbat Creations, which she spawned in April 2020. She is working towards expanding the Kookbat brand into a production design company by beginning the development of two collaborative, interdisciplinary projects which will explore absurdist performance through costume, sound, and video animation.
Adrienne is also eagerly awaiting the arrival of May 2021, when she will be taking part in
Tableau D’Hôte Theatre's Resilience series.