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Introduction

Marina Adams (born 1960) utilizes a distinct palette of rich, saturated hues to create biomorphic forms that undulate and press together with pulsating energy. Sampling motifs from textile design, architecture, and postmodern poetry, as well as Moorish mosaics like the tessellated walls in the Alhambra palace in Grenada, Spain, Adams responds to color and form as she paints, resulting in a rhythmic relationship between the two. When speaking about her work, Adams has said that abstraction creates space for thought, rather than dictating it; it opens up the opportunity for experience.  

Marina Adams received her BFA from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and her MFA from Columbia University. Her work was recently featured in Affinities for Abstraction: Artists on Eastern Long Island, 1950 to 2020 at the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY and FOCUS: Marina Adams at the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth. Her work resides in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Longlati Foundation, Shanghai, among others. In 2016, Adams received the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and in 2018, she received the Award of Merit Medal for Painting from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Adams currently lives and works in New York and Parma, Italy. 

New Works 2

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Marina Adams, Untitled, 2022

Untitled, 2022
Monotype in watercolor and pencil
68 x 47 3/4 inches
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Untitled, 2022
Monotype in watercolor and pencil
68 x 47 3/4 inches 
MAd1088

Untitled, 2022
Monotype in watercolor and pencil
68 x 47 3/4 inches 
MAd1088

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Marina Adams, Untitled, 2020

Untitled, 2020
Monotype in watercolor on Lanaquarelle paper 
49 3/4 x 39 3/4 inches 
MAd1020

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Marina Adams, Untitled, 2020

Untitled, 2020
Monotype in watercolor on Lanaquarelle paper 
27 x 22 inches
MAd1023

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Untitled, 2020
Monotype in watercolor on Lanaquarelle paper
15 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches

Untitled, 2020
Monotype in watercolor on Lanaquarelle paper
15 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches

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Marina Adams, Untitled, 2022

Untitled, 2022
Monotype in watercolor and pencil
68 x 47 3/4 inches
MAd1091

Untitled, 2022
Monotype in watercolor and pencil
68 x 47 3/4 inches 
MAd1088

Untitled, 2022
Monotype in watercolor and pencil
68 x 47 3/4 inches 
MAd1088

Marina Adams, Untitled, 2020

Untitled, 2020
Monotype in watercolor on Lanaquarelle paper 
49 3/4 x 39 3/4 inches 
MAd1020

Marina Adams, Untitled, 2020

Untitled, 2020
Monotype in watercolor on Lanaquarelle paper 
27 x 22 inches
MAd1023

Untitled, 2020
Monotype in watercolor on Lanaquarelle paper
15 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches

Untitled, 2020
Monotype in watercolor on Lanaquarelle paper
15 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches

Selected Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2022  What Are You Listening To?, LGDR, New York, NY
2020  FOCUS: Marina Adams, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX 
2019  SongLines, The Madoo Conservancy, Sagaponack, NY 
2019  The Secret of Greek Grammar, Larsen Warner, Stockholm, Sweden
2017  Soft Power, Salon 94, New York, NY 
2008  Marina Adams, CUE Art Foundation, curated by Norma Cole, New York, NY
1997  The Nature of Line, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018   Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY    
2017   Quicktime, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA 
2016   Making & Unmaking, curated by Duro Olowu, Camden Arts Centre, London, England 
2014   The Last Brucennial, curated by the Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY 
2003   Homage to Nina Simone: Everyone’s Gone to the Moon, RAM radioartemobile, Tese delle Vergini  garden, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 
2002   True Colors: Meditations on the American Spirit, Topkapı Palace Museum, Istanbul, Turkey

 

 

 

 

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