MARINA ADAMS is a painter based 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’ second solo exhibition with Salon 94 opened May 3 is on view through June 22, 2019. The exhibition is accompanied by a new monograph published by the gallery, with poem by Norma Cole titled Anemone; forward by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn; and conversation with Alex Bacon. Her first exhibition at Salon 94, Soft Power, opened in 2017, as well as an exhibition with Marc Jancou at Giovanella Kunstglaserei in Gstaad, Switzerland. In 2016, Adams presented a solo booth with Karma Gallery and Books at the Independent, NY, 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).
Adams’ paintings were included in last year’s Invitational at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY. Group venues in 2017 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; 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.
Among her collaborations with poets is the poem Her Ecstacy is Abstract by Charles Bernstein, for Adams' Portrait and a Dream (2016); 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.