Adrian Loving has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Art and Graphic Design at Marymount University, University of Maryland College Park, and Howard University. Adrian has curated art exhibitions and public programming at various museums and cultural institutions in the D.C. area including The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, National Portrait Gallery, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the National Gallery of Art. In 2005, Loving and two creative partners were instrumental in founding the highly successful independent gallery and creative studio called Dissident Display on H Street NE, Washington, D.C. where they curated more than 30 art exhibitions. As a DJ, Adrian has created the musical soundtrack for events in Washington, D.C., New York, Miami and London. He has been able to synthesize his love and passion for music in unique ways to create sonic experiences on the dance floor and in art spaces. Adrian’s forthcoming book, Fade 2 Grey: Androgyny in Eighties Popular Music, explores gender roles, fashion, and the aesthetic tension of duality in the visual identity of select musicians including: Grace Jones, David Bowie, and Prince – all artists who have made an enduring statement in their musical careers through the use of androgyny.