Adrian Coleman (b. 1984) is a British-born American painter living in London. Trained in art and architecture, he makes large-scale watercolors that address urban disjunction. Each hybrid topography contains ambiguously competing forces: the built and natural environments, privilege and scarcity, myth and reality. His most recent work engages the British landscape tradition. His paintings of everyday South London, observed through the immersive gauze of Brexit, are fraught with the themes of “Britishness,” exclusion, and transplantation.
Adrian's primary focus is on making paintings, but he occasionally writes about art and architecture or composes songs.
Adrian is a winner of the 2012 Brooklyn Museum GO Open Studio Competition. He appeared in the Bronx Museum's 2015 Biennial and BRIC's 2016 Brooklyn Biennial. He studied painting and architecture at Yale University (BA, 2006) and received his masters degree from Columbia (M.Arch., 2012).
A long time resident of Brooklyn, Adrian relocated to the UK in 2017.