MARINA ADAMS is a painter with studios in both New York City and Parma, Italy. She earned degrees from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and Columbia University’s School of the Arts.
Adams had her second solo exhibition, Anemones, with Salon 94 Bowery in May/June of this year. The exhibition was accompanied by a new monograph published by Salon 94, which includes an interview with Alex Bacon. Her first exhibition, Soft Power, opened there in 2017, as well as an exhibition with Marc Jancou at Giovanella Kunstglaserei in Gstaad, Switzerland. Adams presented a solo booth at the Independent, NY in 2016 with Karma Gallery and Books, which was concurrent with their publication of her book, Portrait and a Dream. Past solo shows include Marina Adams at Galerie Gris, Hudson, NY (2015 and 2013); Marina Adams: Coming Thru Strange at Hionas Gallery, NYC (2013); Marina Adams at CUE Art Foundation, NYC (2008); and The Nature of Line at Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (1997).
In 2018, Adams’ paintings were included in the Invitational at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY. 2017 group venues included Aspects of Abstraction at Lisson Gallery NY; Artemesia at Albert Baronian Gallery Brussels; Vanishing Points, curated by Andrianna Campbell at James Cohan Gallery, NY; A Space for Thought at Brand New Gallery, Milan; Quicktime at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia; and Say Yes, curated by Kimia Ferdowsi Kline at Wayne State University, Detroit. In 2016, Adams was included in London designer Duro Olowu’s eclectic Making & Unmaking: An exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre in London, as well as the summer exhibition at Nathalie Karg Gallery, NY, which centered around the inclusion of both paintings and drawings. In 2007, Adams co-organized with CAMH curator Dean Daderko a large group exhibition titled Sex in the City at D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY.
Adams has collaborated with poets generating the publications Actualities with Norma Cole (Litmus Press, 2015); Taormina with Vincent Katz (Kayrock, 2012); The Tango with Leslie Scalapino (Granary Books, 2001); and Vue sur Mer with Christian Prigent (Gervais Jassaud, 2010).
A new series of Etchings are available through Niels Borch Jensen, Copenhagen and Berlin. New Monoprints and Lithographs are available through Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE). And two unique series of etchings, Prussian Blue and Terra Verte are available through Van Deb Editions, NY.
Adams is a 2016 recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and was chosen by the American Academy of Arts and Letters to receive the 2018 Award of Merit Medal for Painting.
FORTHCOMING SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2020 Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX, FOCUS: Marina Adams
2019 Larsen Warner Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
The Madoo Conservancy, Sagaponack, NY