Marina Adams


Marina Adams is a painter based in both NYC and Parma Italy. She earned degrees from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and Columbia University, New York, NY.

Upcoming solo exhibitions include the Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (2021); and FOCUS: Marina Adams, The Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX (November 2020). Recent solo exhibitions include 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 Galerie Gris, Hudson, NY (2015; 2013); Hionas Gallery, NYC (2013); CUE Art Foundation, NYC (2008); and Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy (1997).

Recent group shows include 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; Aspects of Abstraction, Lisson Gallery, NYC; Artemisia, Baronian Gallery, Brussels, Belgium; and A Space for Thought, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy; 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. 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 (2007).

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.

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