Presa House is pleased to welcome for the first time to San Antonio, Austin-based multidisciplinary artist Adrian Armstrong. Originally from Omaha, NE Armstrong now lives and works in Austin, TX. Armstrong received his BFA from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln in 2014. He is also the co-founder of Brown State of Mind, an Austin based organization dedicated to pursuing the interests of creatives of color and their ideas. An opening reception will be held First Friday, January 3, 2020 from 6 to 11 pm, and the exhibit will be on view by appointment through January 25, 2020.
Through portrait and figurative practices, Armstrong’s work explores identity and what it means to be a black person living in modern America. His work touches on topics such as depression within the black community, systematic oppression, and police brutality; but on the other side of the spectrum explores fashion, love, success and growth. In September of 2019 Armstrong completed the LINE Residency presented by Big Medium (ATX) and The LINE Austin, and a solo exhibition at Co-lab Projects in August of the same year.