Photo Courtesy: Violetta Manavis

Photo Courtesy: Violetta Manavis

Adrian Loving is a noted contemporary art and music historian, visual artists and DJ/ Entrepreneur. Over the course of his 20-year career, Loving has curated art exhibitions and public programming at various museums and cultural institutions; including the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art (NMAFA), The National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery of Art and Corcoran Gallery of Art, amongst many others.

Loving’s active participation at music festivals, art fairs and conferences has further developed his unique perspective on contemporary pop-culture and issues of historical importance. In his most recent book / video project Fade 2 Grey, Loving explores the intersection of androgyny, art and fashion with a focus on musicians from the 1980’s including: David Bowie, Grace Jones and Prince. His continued research has resulted in a series of panel discussions called Shoot to Thrill: Picturing Identity In Underground Dance Music.

His work as a DJ/Entrepreneur has also lead him to perform at renowned events and cultural spaces throughout Washington, DC and abroad, including: The White House Correspondent’s Dinner, The National Gallery of Art and Library of Congress to name a few. Each experience synthesizes his love and passion for music in unique ways to create sonic experiences on the dancefloor and in art spaces. His talents for setting a diverse, musical atmosphere at premier events has also taken him to the UK, Malta, Spain, Greece and South Africa.

Loving currently maintains a full-time faculty position as an Instructor of Visual Art, Film and Video at Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC. Prior to his current role, he served as an Adjunct Professor of Art and Graphic Design at University of Maryland College Park and Howard University.