Jamie Adams (born 1961) is an American painter. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For his undergraduate studies he attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he obtained a BFA with honors in 1983. In 2000 he earned an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.
His work is represented in the permanent public collections of Museu Brasileiro da Escultura (São Paulo, Brazil), Museum of Modern Art Library (New York), MOMA (Wales), Los Angeles County Museum of Art Research Library, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Medrad Corporation, the Pennsylvania Capitol Building (Senate, House of Representatives, Governor's office), Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Michigan Medical School, and the Olin Library Collection at Washington University in Saint Louis.
His work has been cited internationally in publications such as Art in America,Bulletin du Musée Ingres (Montauban, France), and the book Fragonard, Regards croisés, co-authored by Louvre curators Dimitri Salmon and Jean-Pierre Cuzin (Département des Peintures, Musée du Louvre).
Adams is represented by David Klein Gallery (Birmingham, MI), Zolla Lieberman Gallery (Chicago), Hespe Gallery (San Francisco), Philip Slein Gallery (St. Louis), and Lamensch-Douglas Fine Art (Lyon, France).
ONE, TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
The Falls, Solo Exhibition, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Mimesis, Two-Person Exhibition, Larson Art Gallery, University of Minnesota, MN
Cinematic Subjects: the Work of Jamie Adams and Sun Smith-Foret, Two-person invitational exhibition, Mitchell Museum. Cedarhurst Center for the Arts,
Mt. Vernon, IL. Curated by Director Rusty Freeman.
jeanniejig, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
paris dream'n, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO
I dream of jeannie, Steve Mendelson Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Jamie Adams/Fred Stonehouse, Philip Slein Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
Nudes, Group exhibition, Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Representing the Nude 2, Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM. Curated by John O’Hern.
Contemporary Artists Respond to Art History, Invitational Exhibition.
Edwardsville Art Center, Edwardsville, IL. Curated by Brigham Dimick.
Cradle to Crucible: Enduring the Legacy of the Pa Academy of the Fine Arts, Invitational, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA (catalogue)
Cinematic Bodies, Curated Group Exhibition, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL (curator, participant)
Domestic Disturbances, Four Person Exhibition, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Thirty, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO
private(dis)play, Group Exhibition (traveling/co-curator, participant), New York Academy of Art, NYC, NY
A Book About Death, Collaborative Project (traveling), Organized by Matthew Rose; Museu Brasileiro da Escultura (MUBE), São Paulo, Brazil, Otis College of Art and Design in LA, The River Mill Art Gallery in New Jersey, The Mobius Gallery in Boston, MA, The Queens Museum in Queens, NY, The Sexta Literary Arts Festival in Tijuana in Mexico, as well as smaller galleries and schools in Louisiana, Wisconsin and Long Island.
A Sense of Place, Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta, GA, Curated by Philip Brookman, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Corcoran Gallery of Art
22nd September Competition, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, LA, Juror: Nicholas Bustamante
Exposure 12 Invitational Group Exhibition (Three-person), Gallery 210, University of Missouri Saint Louis, MO Curator: Terry Suhre, Director
Old School, Jack the Pelican Presents Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
private(dis)play, Group Exhibition (traveling/co-curator, participant), Emerson Gallery, Hamilton College, Hamilton, NY; Center of Creative Arts, Saint Louis, MO
Cooper, Ivy, “Exhibition Reviews”, Art in America, May 2011. (image reproduced)
Pipkin, Renata, “Art inspired by history: Edwardsville Arts Center plans new exhibit” Edwardsville Intelligencer’s Edge of the Weekend, Edwardsville, IL (image:Angerman)
Baran, Jessica, "Featured Review: Paris Dream'n", St. Louis Riverfront Times, February 17, 2011 (image)
Cooper, Ivy, "Review: Of Paris and southern Illinois at Philip Slein", St. Louis Beacon, February 10, 2011
Wilson, Calvin, "'Breathless' actress Jean Seberg inspires artist", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, February 2011
Prange, Bethany, "Dinner and a Show: Franco+Philip Slein Gallery's Paris Dream'n", Feast Magazine, February 3, 2011
Vélez, Pedro, “Close it, Sell It, Make Something New”, Artnet Magazine online, May 2010 (image)
Shaw, Kurt, “Works start with ‘Breathless’ images, then mix realities”,
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Sunday, March 21, 2010. (images reproduced)
Bonetti, David, “Myths, nostalgia and dreams swirl in new exhibit at UMSL”, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 30, 2009. (image reproduced)
Barran, Jessica, “Featured Review: Exposure 12 Implied Narratives: Paintings by Jamie Adams, Bill Kreplin and Kit Keith”, St. Louis River-Front Review, September 9, 2009 (image reproduced)
Kraft, Zachary James, “XXX-posure 12 at Gallery 210...”, The Current, September 14, 2009.
Rushworth, Katherine, “Sketchbooks Open Doors”, Post-Standard/Stars, Clinton, NY, September 6, 2009
“The Falls”, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI. (exhibition catalogue/images)
Miller, Chris, Newcity Art (online publication), Review: JamieAdams/Zolla/Lieberman Gallery (image)
Cinematic Subjects: the Work of Jamie Adams and Sun Smith-Foret, (exhibition catalogue/image: various)
Representing the Nude 2, Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM. (catalogue/image: jeanniestretch)
“Cradle and Crucible”, Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, PA (exhibition catalogue/image)
“paris dream’n”, Philip Slein Gallery, St. Louis, MO (exhibition catalogue/images)
Bulletin du Musee Ingres, Dimitri Salmon, Number 82, Montauban, FR (bulletin/image reproduced)
“Domestic Disturbance”, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI. (exhibition catalogue/images)
“Exposure 12”, University of Missouri St. Louis. (exhibition catalogue/images)
“Fragonard, Regards croisés” Co-authored by Dimitri Salmon (Département des Peintures,
Musée du Louvre) and Jean-Pierre Cuzin. Published by Editions Mengès (France).
Invitational St. Louis Painters, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. (catalog/pictures)
Cinematic Bodies, Group Exhibition, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL. Curated by Jamie Adams
private(dis)play, Traveling Group Exhibition New York Academy of Fine Arts, New York, NY Artists: Jamie Adams, Bo Bartlett, Roland Becerra, Harvey Citron, Will Cotton, Vincent Desiderio, Peter Drake, Ella Gant, Julie Heffernan, Catherine Howe, John Jacobsmeyer, Kurt Kauper, Tom Knechtel, Katharine Kuharic, Edward Schmidt, Mira Schor, Wade Schuman, John Sonsini, Robert Taplin, Caleb Weintraub. Co-curated by Jamie Adams and Katharine Kuharic
private(dis)play, Traveling Group Exhibition. Hamilton College, Clinton NY; Center of Creative Arts, Saint Louis, MO. Artists: Jamie Adams, Bo Bartlett, Roland Becerra, Vincent Desiderio, Ella Gant, Julie Heffernan, Catherine Howe, John Jacobsmeyer, Kurt Kauper, Tom Knechtel, Katharine Kuharic. Co-curated by Jamie Adams and Katharine Kuharic
Oil on linen
152 x 183cm
Oil on linen
152 x 183cm