Adjoa Burrowes is a mixed media artist, educator and author of over a dozen books for children. She uses a variety of media in her art practice including explorations in painting, bookmaking, collage, printmaking and sculpture. She is formally trained in printmaking from Howard University, where she earned a B.F.A. degree with honors. She is currently an M.A. candidate in Arts Education at Corcoran College of Arts and Design at George Washington University.
Burrowes’ art interests has taken her around the world, including Africa, where she studied with contemporary artists in Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She has presented her work in St. Thomas V.I, Mexico, the Netherlands and Paris.
Burrowes is a teaching artist at the Kennedy Center where she designs and implements arts-integrated workshops in D.C. public schools. She has taught through The National Museum for Women in the Arts, the National Civil Rights Museum, Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum, Arts on the Block, Brentwood Arts Exchange, Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center and many other cultural institutions around the nation. Burrowes’ collages, prints and paintings have been exhibited widely throughout the United States. Her artworks are in collections at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Brookland Art Library, The Southside Community Art Center in Chicago, and ArtColle Museum of Collage in Plemet, France.