Adrien Crossman (they/them) is a queer and non-binary white settler artist, educator and curator currently residing on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples in so called Hamilton, Ontario. Their work is deeply enmeshed with their queer and trans identity and is attentive to the ways that white supremacy and colonization have shaped dominant understandings of gender and sexuality. Their practice seeks to destabilize these systemic ideas and speculate on more expansive alternatives.
Crossman holds an MFA in Visual Art from the University of Windsor (2018), and a BFA in Integrated Media with a Minor in Digital and Media Studies from OCAD University (2012). They have exhibited across Canada and internationally and are an Assistant Professor in the School of the Arts at McMaster University. They are a former co-chair of the board of directors of the Hamilton Artists Inc and currently serve
on the Inc's Programming Committee.
Adrien is a co-founder and co-runs the online arts publication off centre with collaborator Luke Maddaford who runs LEFT contemporary in Windsor, ON.
Crossman's work is made possible through funding from the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.