Alexander Adams       


Born 1973, London                             



1991–2 College of Art, Wrexham, Wales

1992–5 Goldsmiths College, London


Selected Group Exhibitions

1997    Frankfurt Art Fair, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany. (Catalogue)

2001    What Next From London?, Orion Art Gallery, Ostend, Belgium. (Catalogue)

2001    group exhibition, British Embassy, Moscow; touring to House of Artists, Moscow. (2 works)

2011    Polemically Small, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles. (1 work)

2011    Polemically Small, Garboushian Gallery, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. (3 works)

2011    Polemically Small, KCCC Exhibition Hall, Klaipeda, Lithuania. (3 works; catalogue)

2012    Alexander Adams/Thomas Lucker/Harpa Dögg Kjartansdottir, BergmanBerglind Contemporary Art Gallery, Luxembourg. (8 works)

2012    Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London. (2 works; catalogue)

2013    New Work at the Walker, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. (1 work)

2017-8 Who Decides?, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff. (1 work)


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2002    Alexander Adams: Recent Paintings, Wrexham Arts Centre, Wales.

2003–4 Alexander Adams: Large Paintings, Oriel Gallery Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Wales.

2004–6 Alexander Adams: Works on Paper, touring exhibition: Rhyl, West Yorkshire, Aberystwyth, King’s Lynn, Liverpool. (Catalogue)

2005    Alexander Adams: Tree Paintings, Gwynedd Museum, Bangor, Wales.

2008    Alexander Adams: Ruins and Landscapes, Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery, University of Swansea; touring to Contemporary Art Projects, London. (Catalogue)

2008    Alexander Adams: Paintings on Paper, Varna, Bulgaria. (Catalogue)

2010    Alexander Adams: New Paintings, Newcastle upon Tyne. (Catalogue)

2010    Alexander Adams: Defaced, tiefimBlut, Berlin.

2012    Gästezimmer: Alexander Adams, Helga Maria Bischoff Galerie, Berlin.

2013-4   Alexander Adams and Portraiture, Bodelwyddan Castle, Wales. (Catalogue)


Other Publications

2011    Three Strikes, Bottle of Smoke Press, Delaware. (Book; 3 poems, 5 drawings)

2013    Seahorse, Bottle of Smoke Press, Delaware. (Broadside; 1 poem, 1 drawing)

2013    The Crows of Berlin, Pig Ear Press, Brighton. (Book; 14 poems, 6 drawings)

2015    On Dead Mountain, Golconda Fine Art Press. (Book; 1 poem, 15 drawings)

2016    Letter About Spain, Aloes Books, London. (Book; 1 story)

2016    Berlin, October, Aloes Books, London. (Book; 1 story)

2017    London, Winter, Aloes Books, London. (Book; 1 story)

2018    On Art, Golconda Fine Art Press. (Book; 11 poems, 1 story, 1 essay, 6 drawings)

2018    Selima in the Orchard, Aloes Books, London. (Book; 1 story and 1 photograph)



2006    Artists in Britain since 1945, David Buckman, Art Dictionaries

2011      Oil Paintings in Public Ownership: Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire, The Public Catalogue Foundation

2015     Post-War to Post-Modern: A Dictionary of Artists in Wales, Peter W Jones & Isabel Hitchman, Gomer Press



2011     Artist in residence, Albers Foundation, Bethany, Connecticut

2012    Elected member of AICA

2018    Artist scholarship bursary, Francis Bacon MB Art Foundation, Monaco



Victoria & Albert Museum, London; National Museum of Wales, Cardiff; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut; Josef & Anni Albers Foundation, Connecticut; State Darwin Museum, Moscow; City Art Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria; University of Indiana; Rugby Art Gallery & Museum; Northumbria University Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne; Northampton Museum & Art Gallery; School of Art Museum, Aberystwyth; University of Liverpool Art Gallery; Wrexham Museum; Paul O’Grady, UK and other private and corporate collections worldwide.