Personal Information

A'Driane Nieves (b. 1982, United States)

United States Air Force OEF/OIF Veteran (2002-2006)

Based in the Greater Philadelphia Area


Camden County College: Associate of Arts (AA), 2011

Group Exhibitions

2019 Perfecting the Journey, Girlboss Rally, Los Angeles, CA

2019 Her Ritual, Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

2019 Blavity & 21 Ninety Summit 21, Atlanta, GA

2018 Regional finalist, Bombay Sapphire’s 2018 Artisan Series

2017  Saatchi Art's The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, NY

2017  Nasty Women Oakland, Oakland, CA

2017 WOMEN, Rare Device, San Francisco, CA

2016 Vote Your Subconscious, WORKS San Jose members exhibit, San Jose, CA

2016 AWAKEN, Dibden Center for the Arts, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT

2015  Life as Art exhibition & Q&A w/ Frank Schaeffer, Wild Goose Festival, Asheville, NC


Private collections across the United States, Canada, & Australia. 


2017 Magic City GospelAshley M. Jones (book cover)

2015 The 4th Trimester Bodies Project, Ashlee Wells Jackson (Interview + photo)


2018 Addie Addye Studios/Tessera Arts Collective Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign (raised $25k to open studio & gallery in Philadelphia PA for Black and Brown womxn artists

2018 Compilation 2 First Terrace Records (mixtape zine + photo prints) 

Nominations & Awards

2016  Mom 2.0 Summit Iris Award Nominee: Most Thought Provoking Content, Influencer of the Year

2015  Mom 2.0 Summit Iris Award Nominee: Most Thought Provoking Content

2014  BlogHer Voices of the Year Honoree: "America's Not Here for Us"

Other Professional Activities

2018 Founder & Executive Director, Tessera Arts Collective, Philadelphia, PA

2018 Speaker, Evolving Faith Conference, Montreat, NC

2017 Keynote panelist, Facebook Communities Summit, Chicago, IL

2017 Storyteller, "My Diagnosis Was a Turning Point"

2016 Keynote panelist, "When Women Speak: The Power of Multicultural Female Voices to Mental Health Advocacy and Allyship" Minority Mental Health Awareness Summit, Birmingham, AL

2016 Workshop facilitator, "Making Space", Mom 2.0 Summit, Laguna Niguel, CA

2015 Founder, Tessera Collective Mental Health Support Group 

2015 Storyteller, "More Than My Diagnosis", for Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

2015 Speaker, "The Benefits & Challenges of Personal Blogging", Mom 2.0 Summit, Scottsdale, AZ

2015  Speaker, "Storytelling Builds Bridges: I Want You To Know Me -- Storytelling About Living with Mental Health Issues", 

2015 Cast, "Waiting", Listen to Your Mother Show, Austin, TX

2014  Panelist, "Personal Blogging Mini Con", BlogHer 2014,  San Jose, CA

2013  Panelist, "Mental Health in the Online Space", BlogHer 2013 HealthMinder Day, Chicago, IL

2013-2015 Contributing blog editor/writer, Postpartum Progress