EARLY LIFE + ART

Adrénus Craton, born and raised in Texas, began her creative journey from the time she was a little girl, passing artwork under her parents’ door. At the age of 12, working on a school project, she became aware for the first time she wanted her art and creative energies to be a source of light, to someday, somehow, be part of something greater than herself—something that would change the world for the better.

She experienced her first public art exhibition at the age of 14, in San Antonio, where she participated in a group show. Graduating a year ahead of her class at age 16, she was offered an art scholarship, but instead, decided to forge her own path in the art world. At 17, she curated her first solo art show in her hometown of Hallettsville. Her exhibition was entitled, “Platonic Art”—based on Plato’s philosophy of perfection found within imperfection. At age 19, she moved to New York City in pursuit of her passion as a fine artist. In New York she presented at a group show with the Agora Art Gallery. Her exhibition was entitled, “Faces” — another Plato inspired collection, surrounding the ideas of life’s emotions.


LIFE ABROAD + PHOTOGRAPHY

Several years after her move to New York she began traveling around the world, meeting new people, learning new languages, and studying at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, one of the oldest universities in the world. Notable alumni include the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, poet Jan Kochanowski, and Pope John Paul II. Her exploration of new places and new inspirations for artistic experimentation all led to the development of a multi-genre body of work. Adrénus’ work now includes paintings, photographs, socially-conscious creative collaborations, short films, interviews, documentaries and tales of her own personal adventures.

Her work has been published with Fashion TV, British Vogue, American Vogue, Suitcase Magazine, Amica BG, Italian Vogue, Forbes Russia and The Fashionista.


PHILANTHROPY

Living and traveling throughout Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Far Eastern Europe and Africa, Adrénus became involved with many charitable and philanthropic projects. Her paintings have helped raise significant monies for charities around Eastern Europe and the United States. One charity that remains close to her heart is the Art of Elysium, with whom she was invited to participate in their life-changing #artheals initiative in Los Angeles.

This philanthropic spirit paved the way for the founding of a creative studio, to house the world’s first socially-conscious modeling agency, dedicated to the beauty of philanthropy—Novelmodels Elite. While in Shoreditch, at the center of one of the most artistically-dynamic districts in London, Adrénus also founded London HOUSE Studio. In her new role as a creator and a producer, she engaged with incredible teams of photographers, filmmakers, editors, fashion brands, models, designers, hairstylists, makeup artists and other fine artists. All of it was done with these ultimate goals in mind: 1) to create a platform for greater social awareness of the world’s most pressing issues, and 2) to improve the industry’s ethical and moral standards from within, with like-minded creatives.


MOST RECENT | ART + CREATIVE COLLABORATION

After relocating to New York City in 2017, Adrénus developed New York HOUSE Studio. There, she began planning her next art exhibition and studying “Postwar Abstract Painting” at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). In November of 2018 she presented at a group exhibition by Saatchi Art in Brooklyn. The large scale pieces exhibited and sold were from her life’s work collection entitled, “Battle of the Soul”, another Plato inspired set which debuted previously in Bulgaria in 2010 and again at a self-curated show in London in 2016.

From late 2018, in harmony with Adrénus’ parallel life as fine artist and producer in the creative industries, she began working alongside some of her greatest inspirations, primary being the socially and environmentally-conscious, vegan, fashion photographer, Alexi Lubomirski. Her exposure to Lubomirski, his amazing team and his incredible agent, Anne du Boucheron, counts as one of her most valuable learning experiences on her creative journey, thus far.

In the spring of 2019, Adrénus departed New York City for her roots in Texas, re-evaluating her goals, re-aligning her spirit and reconnecting with her life’s purpose. At this time, Adrénus came across the grantLOVE project, founded by artist and philanthropist, Alexandra Grant. This in turn, led to a collaboration with Alexandra, championing the founder's profound mission to capture the human spirit with the grantLOVE brand. It has been the beginning of an incredible, well-timed collaboration, beautiful in message and in sync with the direction Adrénus has begun moving in creatively.


PRESENT DAY

Currently, Adrénus resides in the Upper East Side, NYC, where she recently relocated from Brooklyn Heights. In preparation for her next art exhibition, she is working on a new series of large scale, all-white, heavily textured and detailed oil paintings, in expansion to her ongoing “Battle of the Soul” collection. True to the parallel nature of her life’s work, alongside her role as fine artist, she continues to enjoy her roles as creator and producer of socially-focused, humanity-driven, high-vibrational, creative projects.


www.adrenuscraton.com


 


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