ABOUT

Inspired by the flora and fauna that surround my home in the small, unincorporated town of Thorp, WA, I create delicate mixed-media sculptures and small-scale egg tempera paintings. As a founding member of PUNCH Gallery, an artist-run space in downtown Seattle, WA, I remain active in the regional art scene. I received a BFA in metalsmithing from Colorado State University in 1995 and an MFA in sculpture from Central Washington University in 1999. 

 

Living in rural Central Washington I put my master gardener skills to work in my own backyard, hunt for mushrooms, backpack in the woods of the northwest, and enjoy exploring cultures different from my own.

                                          

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1999                          Master of Fine Arts - sculpture emphasis

                                        Central Washington University - Ellensburg, WA

1995                          Bachelor of Fine Arts - metalsmithing emphasis

                                        Colorado State University - Fort Collins, CO

 

SOLO & 2-PERSON EXHIBITS

 

2018                          Reclaim- Phylogeny Contemporary, Seattle, WA

2017                          Panacea - Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA

                                   Panacea - MAC Gallery  - Wentachee Valley Community College, Wenatchee, WA

2016                          Peaceable Kingdom – Oak Hollow Gallery – Yakima, WA (with Justin Gibbens)
                                   Weird Science - Boswell Hall Corner Gallery - North Idaho College, Coeur d’Alene, ID (with Justin Gibbens)

2015                          Windows Alive - Window Installation – Jem Building, Yakima, WA

2013                          Are we not drawn onward to new erA - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA (with Justin Gibbens)

                                   Wonderland - The Brink - Missoula, MT (with Justin Gibbens)

2011                          Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA (with Justin Gibbens)

2010                          Poison Pie - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA

2009                          Curious Species - Burien Arts Center - Burien, WA

                                   In Between - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA (with Amber Stucke)

2008                          Corsage - Swarm Gallery - Oakland, CA

2007                          Under Fragile Skies - Palo Alto Art Center - Palo Alto, CA

                                   Under Fragile Skies - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA

2004                          Window Dressings - Tacoma Contemporary Woolworth Building - Tacoma, WA

                                   No Stone Unturned - Allied Arts Gallery - Yakima, WA

                                   Coming Round - Gallery Blue - Missoula, MT

2003                          The Human Game - Gallery One - Ellensburg, WA                  

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

 

2019                          Not Forgotten: Recent Art Acquisitions - Yakima Valley Museum - Yakima, WA

2019                          Pulse Art Fair - Phylogeny Contemporary Booth, Miami Beach, FL

2018                          The Woods (with PUNCH Projects) - Central Washington University Sarah Spurgeon Gallery - Ellensburg, WA

2017                          Ball in Play: An Unconventional Putt Putt Experience (with PUNCH Projects) – Gallery One - Ellensburg, WA

2016                          Hit and Run - PUNCH Gallery, Seattle, WA

                                   Natural Causes - CASS Contemporary, Tampa, FL

                                   Aqua Art Fair, Phylogeny Contemporary Booth - Miami, FL
                                   Context Art Fair, Phylogeny Contemporary Booth- New York, NY

2015                          Mythology - Confluence Art Gallery, Twisp, WA

                                   Seattle Art Fair, PUNCH Gallery Booth - Seattle, WA

                                   Aqua Art Fair, C Emerson Booth - Miami, FL

                                   Metamorphosis - Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA

                                   Wunderkammer - Foss Waterway Seaport, Tacoma, WA - Curated by Lisa Kinoshita

                                   Bellingham National Art Exhibition - Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA - Juried by Scott Lawrimore

                                   Imaginature - Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

2014                          Gallery One Staff & Resident Artist Exhibition - Gallery One - Ellensburg, WA

2013                          Chamber Music - The Frye Art Museum - Seattle, WA

                                   Art on the Wall - Capital Theater - Yakima, WA

2012                          Make Space - Steele Gallery, Gage Academy - Seattle, WA

                                   The Art of Seduction - Rouse Gallery, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD - Curated by Gail M Brown

                                   Evolutionary Insights - Worth Ryder Gallery - UC Berkeley, CA

                                   From the Ground Up - Larson Gallery - Yakima, WA

2011                          10x10x10xTieton Juried Show - Mighty Tieton Warehouse - Tieton, WA  - Juror’s Award

2010                          Call of the Wild - The Brink Gallery - Missoula, MT

                                   Country Cousins: An Exploration of Contemporary Frontier Myth - Evergreen State College

                                        Olympia, WA - Curated by Howard Barlow

2009                          Art Meets Math and Science - North Seattle Community College - Seattle, WA

2008                          Aqua Wynwood - Miami, FL

                                   Nature Freak - Kirkland Art Center - Kirkland, WA

                                   Homegrown PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA

                                   Beyond Boundaries - Larson Gallery - Yakima, WA

2007                          A Feminine Mystique - Simon Edwards Gallery - Yakima, WA

2006                          As the Crow Flies - Tacoma Contemporary Window Dressings - Woolworth Building - Tacoma, WA

                                   Creature Comforts - Gallery One - Ellensburg, WA

                                   Artist Trust Grant Recipients - Chase Gallery - Spokane, WA

                                   Round One - PUNCH Gallery - Seattle, WA

                                   Second Nature - Simon Edwards Gallery - Yakima, WA

2005                          Recontextualized Vistas: Concerning Place - Shaw Room - Seattle Center

                                        Part of Bumbershoot visual art exhibitions, curated by Donna Stack

                                   Point of Departure - Esvelt Gallery  - Columbia Basin Community College - Pasco, WA      

2003                          CWU Faculty Exhibition - Sarah Spurgeon Gallery - CWU

                                   Branch, Beetle & the Biologic - Artemis Gallery - Seattle, WA

                                   35 Years, 35 Artists - Gallery One - Ellensburg, WA

2001                          Move On - Arrowspace Gallery - Olympia, WA

2000                          15th Annual Ross Island Art Exhibit - McMurdo Station - Antarctica

 

 

AWARDS

 

2012                          Jentel Residency Award - Sheridan, WY
2011, 08, 00             Grants for Artists’ Projects - Artist Trust  - Seattle, WA                   

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

2017                          David Lynx, Adams Brings Nature Indoors with “Panacea” – Yakima Herald- Republic, July 26, 2017

2015                          Rosemary Ponnekanti, Museum of Wonder- The News Tribune, July 21, 2015
                                   Craig Sailor, Curiosities Fill This Cabinet - The News Tribune, July 14, 2015

2013                          Claire Reiner,Artwalk April 2013: In Detail -Vanguard, April 10, 2013 – online arts blog

                                    Jen Graves,Extracting History from Cubbyholes at the Frye - The Stranger, April 10, 2013

                                   Eben Wragge-Keller, Super Natural - Missoula Independent, July 4-11, 2013 vol. 24 no. 27
                                   Krysti Shallenberger, Unnatrual by Nature – Missoulan, July 5, 2013

2012                          Pat Muir; Let the Earth Rejoice - Yakima Herald – On Magazine, February 9-15, 2012

                                   The Art of Seduction exhibition catalog - published by Horowitz Center for the Visual and                                                                      Perfoming Arts, Howard Community College

2011                          Mighty Tieton 10x10x10 exhibition catalog - published by Marquand Editions

2008                          Andy Ritchie, A Few New Breeds

                                        Art Slant, October 24, 2008 – online arts blog

2007                          Micheal S Gant, Natural High

                                        Metro Active, August 8, 2007 – the arts

                                   Rachel Shimp, Under Fragile Skies

                                        Seattle Weekly, March 7-13 2007 vol.32 no. 10

2006                          Travis Hay; City Chooses New Bike Rack Design

                                        Daily Record, September 28 2006 vol. 105 no. 233

2005                          Fionn Meade; Concerning Place: A Bumper Crop of Talent in Central Washington

                                        Artist Trust Journal, Summer 2005 vol. XII no. 2

                                   Joanna Horowitz; Artists Find Peace in Thorp

                                        Daily Record, July 21, 2005 vol. 104 no. 173

                                   Liz Bryson; Is Ellensburg for Public Art

                                        Daily Record, May 14, 2005 vol. 104 no. 114

 

RESUME