Rising Artist Evelyn Adams Brings Ghana’s Rich Culture to Life Through Her Artworks in New York

Born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, and now living in New York, Evelyn Adams uses her artistry to bring African culture to life in the United States. Through her unique art pieces, the rising artist brings Ghana’s rich culture and identity to the other side of the world.

Evelyn Adams, also known as Yinka, is a rising artist based in Queens, New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the Long Island University Post School of Visual and Performing Art, where she graduated as Summa Cum Laude. She also obtained associate degrees in Liberal Arts and Science and Fine Arts from Nassau Community College and graduated with honors as a Cum Laude and Magna Cum Laude. For most of her life, she has lived in two very different cultures, which has molded her into the woman and artist she is today.

Having been born and raised in Ghana, West Africa, Evelyn Adams is in touch with her African culture despite moving to the United States several years ago. As a proud Ghanaian-American, she embraces the two cultures in her artwork and uses both as an inspiration for her masterpieces. The artist explores diverse themes, styles, and media in expressing herself. “My work centers around textiles and traditional Ghanaian clothing, in which it explored the country’s rich culture and identity,” she expresses. Moreover, she also uses acrylic paint to demonstrate African figures. She has also incorporated new beads, textiles, and garments, with the characters on the canvas, to bring her artwork to a different level.

Her passion for art began at a young age. As a little girl, Evelyn Adams loved to draw everything that caught her attention. In college, her instructors in ceramics class saw her potential and urged her to pursue her journey in the art arena. Since then, she has not stopped expressing herself in different artistic ways. For this rising canvas diva, art is a language on its own without any boundaries or limitations; every individual can interpret this language in their way. Indeed, art is an invisible thread that connects people from different parts of the world.

Over the years, Evelyn Adams has caught the attention of the art community not only in Long Island, New York but also internationally. In fact, she has had several solo and group exhibitions in New York and even in South Korea. On October 1, 2015, The Port Jefferson Times-Herald newspaper named her artwork “Unite & Fight for a Cure” as the third-place winner of “Victors of Survival” for breast cancer awareness month. On July 3, 2020, Yinka was featured in the “Sacred Waters,” a documentary filmed by Viviana Puello, the CEO of Art Tour International Magazine, which was broadcasted on August 6 and 13 in MN NHD channel 1993 in Manhattan.

In the future, Evelyn Adams has her eyes fixed on bringing her career in art to greater heights. She hopes to open her art gallery. Moreover, she also hopes to write novels and publish magazines along with her artwork.

To know more about Evelyn Adams and her artwork, please check out her official website.