MARINA ADAMS is a painter based in New York City, Bridgehampton Long Island and Parma Italy. She earned degrees from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and Columbia University, New York, NY.
Presently on view is the solo exhibition, Wild Is Its Own Way at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London until October 30, 2021.
Recent solo exhibitions include Deep Breathing, Von Bartha, S-Chanf, Switzerland (July 2021); Works on Paper: 2016-2021 at Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (June 2021).The Journal Gallery, New York, NY (March 2021); FOCUS: Marina Adams, The Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX (November 2020); Anemones at Salon 94 Bowery, NYC, which was accompanied by her monograph (2019); and The Secret of Greek Grammar at Larsen Warner Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2016, Adams presented a solo booth with Karma Gallery and Books at the Independent Art Fair, NYC, concurrent with their publication of her book, titled Portrait and a Dream. Past solo shows include Soft Power, Salon 94 Bowery, NYC (2017); Galerie Gris, Hudson, NY (2015; 2013); Hionas Gallery, NYC (2013); CUE Art Foundation, NYC (2008); and Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (1997).
Affinities for Abstraction: Artists on Eastern Long Island 1950 to 2020, at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY is on view until July 18th. Recent group exhibitions include Shapes, Alexander Berggruen, NYC; Good Pictures, Jeffrey Deitch, NYC; (Nothing But) Flowers, Karma, NYC; Spotlight, Larsen Warner, Falsterbo, Sweden; Painting the Essential: New York, 1980-Present, Online curated by Chris Martin, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London.
Selected group exhibitions include Aspects of Abstraction, Lisson Gallery, NYC; Artemisia, Baronian Gallery, Brussels, Belgium; Vanishing Points curated by Andrianna Campbell at James Cohan Gallery, NYC; and Quicktime at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Her work was also included in Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK and at Nathalie Karg Gallery, NYC. In 2007 Adams co-organized with CAMH curator Dean Daderko the large group exhibition Sex in the City at D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY.
Adams has collaborated with poets generating Actualities with Norma Cole (Litmus Press, 2015); Portrait and a Dream with a poem by Charles Bernstein; Taormina with Vincent Katz (Kayrock, 2012); The Tango with Leslie Scalapino (Granary Books, 2001); and Vue sur Mer with Christian Prigent (Gervais Jassaud, 2010).
She is a 2016 recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, and received the 2018 Award of Merit Medal for Painting from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.