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Alex Adams

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New Haven, CT , U.S.A.
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URL: http://artistadams.com

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Higher Education

2009 MFA, Ceramics/Glass, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1998 BFA, Glass, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA.

1990-92     Hartford Art School, (no degree conferred) University of Hartford,

                    West Hartford, CT.

 

Additional Education

2015             3 Day Intensive CAD/CAM/CNC Training, ShopBot Tools, Durham, NC

2013             Metal Shop Safety, NextFab, Philadelphia, PA

                       Wood Shop Safety, NextFab, Philadelphia, PA

                       ShopBot CNC Operation and Vectric Aspire for Artists, NextFab,

                       Philadelphia, PA

2012              Fork-Lift Safety Certification, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

                       Introduction to ShopBot CNC Router and Vectric Aspire Software,

                       University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

2004              Vocabulary of Glass, Tom Farbanish, Pittsburgh Glass Center,      

                        Pittsburgh, PA

                        Imagery in Blown Glass, Greg Dietrich, Pilchuck Glass School,

                        Stanwood,WA

1998               Neon and Hot Glass, Cork Marcheschi, 1998, Pilchuck Glass School,

 

                        Stanwood, WA 

 

Teaching

2010 – Present     Full-time Lecturer, Dept. of Art & Art History, University of Miami,

                                 Coral Gables, FL

                                 Wood & Metal Shop Safety.

                                 Introduction to 3D Design.

                                 Intermediate and Introduction to Sculpture. 

                                 Intermediate and Introduction to Glassblowing.

                                 Graduate Committee Member.

                                 Liaison to Department of Facilities and Real Estate.

 

2009                      Instructor, Continuing Education Program, Tyler School of Art, Temple

                               University, Philadelphia, PA

                               Introduction to Glassblowing.

 

2007                      Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Tyler School of Art, Temple

                                University, Philadelphia, PA

                                Introduction to Wood Shop/3D Design, Foundations, Senior Advanced

                                Studio

                              Teaching Assistant, Greg Dietrich, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2006                      Teaching Assistant, Nick Mount, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts,

                              Deer Isle, ME

 

1998-99                 Head of Hot Glass Horizons New England Center for the Crafts,

                                Summer Program (Snow Farm), Williamsburg, MA

                                Organize lessons, oversee materials, operate equipment, train

                                instructors and Instruct high school students.

 

Awards

2005                      Haystack Mountain School Scholarship,

                                Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

1998                      Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School,

                                Stanwood, WA

 

1997                      Niche Student Award, Niche/Rosen Group, Baltimore, MD 

 

Exhibitions

2014                      Art Dept. Faculty Show, CAS Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

2012                      Here and There, Wynwood Project Space, Miami, FL (2 person)

                              Art Dept. Faculty Show, CAS Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

                              Summer Glass Invitational, Exhibit A Gallery, Corning, NY (2 person)

2011                      Teapots! 5th Invitational, Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA  

2010                      Art Dept. Faculty Show, CAS Gallery, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

                              Niche Awards Finalist, Rosen Group/Niche Magazine, Baltimore, MD

2009                      Visionaries, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY    (catalog)

                              Where’s Your Head?, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo)

                              In Limbo, Grey Area Gallery, Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

                              Transgressions, Hopkins Hall Gallery, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2008                      Steep In Thought, 3rd Invitational, Morgan Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

                              XXXXY, Tyler Gallery, Elkins Park, PA

2007                      In-Saynt, Prism Contemporary Glass Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo)

2006                      Second Annual Glass Invitational, Venice Art Center, Venice, FL

2004                      Exquisite Objects, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ

                              Here I Am, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2003                      Dia De Los Muertos, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ                        

                              Icono-Clash, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ

2002                      Flyers, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, AZ

1999                      Philabaum and Friends, Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, Tucson, AZ 1999

1998                      Texas National Exhibition, The Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University,

                              Nacogdoches, TX (juried/catalog)

                              Future Present, Chappell Gallery, Boston, MA 1998

1995                      Class Glass, Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1995

 

Bibliography

2016                      Megan Kociscak, “Featured Artwork”, Artebella Daily, March 8, 2016

                              http://www.artebelladaily.org/artists/alex-adams-4/

2011                      Lynea Midland, “Voices”, American Craft Magazine, December/January 2011

 

2008                      Ashley Simcox, “The Power to Create”, American Style Magazine,

                              August 2008, p59

                              Kurt Shaw, “Steep In Thought, Exhibit Makes a Political Statement”, Pittsburgh

                              Tribune-Review, October 9, 2008

 

Lectures

2013                      Presentation of Beauty Beyond Nature: The Glass Art of Paul Stankard,

                              Lowe Museum of Art, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

                              Guest Lecturer, I’m Not a Glass Artist, Lowe Museum of Art,

                              University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

2011                      Visiting Artist, Lecture and Presentation, The Ohio State University,

                              Columbus, OH

 

2007                      Visiting Artist Lecture, Prism Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL