Adriene Hughes grew up in San Diego, California.  She studied creative writing at San Diego Sate University, finishing her B.A. in Literature.  She did graduate work in Media Arts and earned her MFA in 2001 at Tufts University and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  She has exhibited internationally; touring with the American Composers Forum with her graduate work on Swan Lake, and most recently video installations in Hong Kong with PhotoPhore (Italy), and Sawtooth Gallery in Tasmania. She was recently included in her first public art exhibition entitled, Intergalactic Dreaming at the San Diego International Airport, as well as the Boston Convention Center with curator George Fifield.  Photography exhibitions include The Center for Fine Arts Photography in Ft. Collins, Colorado, and The Southern California Biennale.  She currently is the Managing Producer Director of the Media Teaching Labs, University of California, San Diego.