Adriana Kuiper was born in 1973 in Toronto, Ontario. She completed her MFA at the University of Western Ontario and her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph. Kuiper's recent work explores versions of modified, hidden architectural structures meant to suggest safety from extreme forces, natural and otherwise. Her work investigates provisionally built structures found in the local landscape, and she often adapts and manipulates existing instructions for “Do-It-Yourself” shelters and small buildings. Outdoor public installations of her work have been show recently at Nuit Blanche in Toronto, at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Dawson City, Yukon and in Charlottetown, PEI. Kuiper’s work has been shown across Canada in cities such as Kitchener, Oakville, Vancouver and Calgary, and has been exhibited internationally in Oslo, Norway. Adriana Kuiper lives and works in Sackville, New Brunswick where she is a professor at Mount Allison University teaching sculpture and drawing.