Derrick Adams (b. 1970) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA from Pratt Institute and his MFA from Columbia University, and he is an alumnus of the Skowhegan School and the Sharpe-Walentas Studio program. He has received multiple notable awards including the Gordon Parks Fellowship Award in 2018 and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award in 2009; he was also an honored finalist for the William H. Johnson Prize in 2011. Derrick Adams has been exhibiting extensively since 2001, including exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and more. His work is included in many permanent public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.