Krishna Adams

Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media, and Design

On a bright chilly day in December 2014, Krishna Adams joined the Tennessee Arts Commission as the Director of Visual Arts, Craft, Media and Design. Prior to the Commission, she spent 17 years at the Knoxville Museum of Art in diverse roles cultivating relationships with artists, educators and museum professionals on a local, regional and national level. She brings professional curatorial, programming and development knowledge to the Tennessee Arts Commission.

She holds a Masters Degree in Information Science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Middle Tennessee State University. Her extensive experience in the visual arts ensures that the Commission will continue to produce engaging and relevant exhibitions in its gallery as well as provide broad-based grant support for a wide variety of visual arts, craft, media and design organizations and artists in Tennessee.

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