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Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2016
Artpark, Lewiston NY, Extemporal: Works on Paper by Bruce Adams

2014
Castellani Museum, Lewiston NY, Myths and Lies

2013
Studio Hart, Buffalo NY, God-heads

2010
Beyond-In Western New York, Organized by Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY Divine Beauty

GhostPrint Gallery, Richmond VA, DRAWING BLOOD III Bruce Adams: Tattooed Women.

2009
Center for Inquiry, Buffalo, New York, Rational Impulse.

2007
UB Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, Bruce Adams, Half Life, 1980-2006. (Career Survey Exhibition)

2006
Insite Gallery, Buffalo, New York, Paintings of Pictures of People with Paintings.

2003
Pierce Arrow Museum, Buffalo, New York, Labor Matters (mural), June to October.
Rockefeller Arts Center Gallery, Fredonia, New York, Stories Without Words.

2002
Penelec Gallery, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, 8-Hour Drawings, Part IV.

2001
Carnegie Art Center, North Tonawanda, New York, Convergence 2001: On Canvas.

1999
Big Orbit, Buffalo New York, Tattooed Women, with Fish and Bicycles.
Broadway Market, Wall of Decadence (installation).

1997
Mercer Gallery, Rochester, New York, Research and Development.

1996
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York, Research and Development.

1995
Forum Gallery, Jamestown, New York, Research and Development.

1992
Olean Public Gallery, Olean, New York, Recent Paintings.

1988
Albright Hall, Buffalo State College, New York, Absolute Reality (installation).

1988
Lightner Gallery, Keuka College, Keuka Park, New York, Recent Work.

1987
Upton Hall Gallery, Buffalo State College, New York, Painted Canvases.

1986
Artmart, Buffalo, New York, New Paintings.
White Columns, New York, New York, Paintings by Bruce Adams.

1984
Hallwalls Center for Contemporary Art, Buffalo, New York, Bruce Adams.

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Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017

Studio Hart, Buffalo NY, We Were Here
Hallwalls, Buffalo NY, Amid/In WNY Epilogue

2016

Studio Hart Gallery, Buffalo NY, Toy Store Invitational
Benjaman Gallery, Over the Fence, Buffalo NY
Sahara West Gallery, Las Vegas, NV, Vanity Plates
Echo Art Fair, Benjaman Contemporary Gallery, Buffalo, NY, curated art fair
Bang Bang Pop Up Exhibit, CCD15, Beijing, China
Left of Center Gallery, Las Vegas, NV, Mug Shots #3
Echo Art Fair/Preview, New York, NY, Curated by Resource: Art
Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery, Fredonia, NY, Archiving Western New York
Spectrum Gallery, Centerbrook, CT, The Human Form
Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, IL, Beauty

2015
Studio Hart Gallery, Buffalo NY, Toy Store Invitational
Studio Hart Gallery, Buffalo NY,UNCLAD: Male Figurative Works, Curated by Gerald Mead
Castellani Museum, Lewiston NY, Bring to Light

2014
Hi Temp Fabrication, Buffalo NY, Reverberation: A Pop Up from Benjaman Contemporary
Echo Art Fair, Benjaman Contemporary, Buffalo NY, curated art fair
Hi Temp Fabrication, Buffalo NY, Curvature: Two Nights of Art and Dance (popup event), Curated by Emily Tucker

2013
Damon Morey LLP, Buffalo NY, Emerging Converging, Curated by Indigo Gallery
The Tower Fine Arts Gallery, The College at Brockport, Brockport NY, Monroe and Vicinity Biennial Exhibition

2012
Castellani Museum, Lewiston NY, Recent Acquisitions: Selections from the Gerald Mead Collection
Indigo Gallery, Buffalo NY, Summer in the City
Mural, 938 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY, with Augustina Droze, partly funded by the New York
Main Street program, administered by the EVA and awarded by the New York State Office of Community Renewal
Museum of Capital Normal University, Beijing, Make Your Mark
The C. G. Jung Center, Buffalo, NY CONDITIONAL CHANGE: Fourteen Artists Take on Janus

2011
Charles Bank Gallery, New York, NY, Buffalo on the Bowery (exhibit and auction)
Indigo Gallery, Buffalo NY, A Circle of Influence
NY Central Terminal, Echo Art Fair, Buffalo NY, curated art fair
UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, Buffalo NY, Figuration and its Disconnects

2009
El Museo Gallery, Buffalo NY, Spiritual Beings.
Indigo Gallery, Buffalo NY, REMARKABLE. Rockefeller Arts Center – Art Gallery, State University of NY
at Fredonia, Figure and Form: Explorations of Humanity.

2008
Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo NY, Gateway: Space, Place, and the Transformative.
Carnegie Art Center, North Tonawanda, New York, Studio Secrets Revealed: Works by Bruce Adams
and Richard Huntington.
N.C.C.C. Art Gallery, Sanborn, New York, Sender Recieves.

2007
Insite Gallery, Buffalo, New York, Small Works.
Saatchi Gallery, Buffalo, NY, ABOUT FACE: Portraits from the Gerald Mead Collection

2004
Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo Sate College, New York, NY Collects Buffalo State.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York, Scenes & Locations.
M&T Bank, Buffalo, New York, Burchfield Collects Buffalo State.
Olin Fine Arts Center Gallery, Washington, Pennsylvania, The Human Figure-A National Invitational.
Peter & Mary Voit Gallery, Buffalo, New York, Small Works by WNY Artists.

2003
M&T Bank, Buffalo, New York, The Wheel Show.
Tri-Main Building, Buffalo, The Sacred Church of the Artist and Model, Artists and Models (installation).

2002

UB Anderson Gallery, University at Buffalo, State University of New York at Buffalo
Big Orbit Gallery: Ten Years of Spin on Western New York Art. Buffalo, NY

2001
Artists Image Resources Inc., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Photographs by Artists Made for a Variety of Purposes.

2000
Dunn Tire Park, Buffalo, New York, Smoked Buffalo (sculpture)
Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York, Blockbuster.

1999
Carnegie Art Center, North Tonawanda, New York, Convergence ’99-Y2K.
El Museo Gallery, Buffalo, New York, El Museo Invitational.

1998
Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo Sate College, New York, The Agency of Meaning: A Survey of Contemporary Work in the Collection.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York, Art Partnership ’98.Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York, 20 Years of Acquisitions: The Anniversary
Exhibition.
990 Niagara Street Installation, Buffalo, New York, Legends, Lies, and Myths, Artists and Models: Legends, Lies, and Myths (installation).

1997
Courtyard Mall, Buffalo, New York, Artists and Models: The Movie, Artist and Models (performance and
installation)

1996
Buffalo Arts Studio, New York, State of the House.

Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College, New York, Toys: The Artist at Play.
Forum Gallery, Jamestown, New York, Regional Review: Part II.

Tri-Main Building, Buffalo, New York, Girls, Girls, Girls, Artists and Models: Circus Noir (performance and
installation).

1995
Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo Sate College, New York, Buffalo Personal Constructs.

1994
Niagara Community College Gallery, Niagara Falls, Found Objects, collaboration with Michael Parks
(installation).

1993
Packard Building, Buffalo, New York, The Truth about Artists and Models, Artists and Models: Creative
Control (installation).

1992
Sample Store, Buffalo, New York, Artists and Models (installation).

1991
Arena Roller Rink, Buffalo, New York, Artists and Models: Censor This (installation).

1990
Lafayette Square Building, First Night, Buffalo, New York.

1989
Arena Roller Rink, First Night, Buffalo, New York, What would you pay for this?, Artist and Models: Vampires of Capitalism (performance and installation).

1988
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, 42nd Western New York Exhibition
Cabaret Theater, Buffalo, New York, Heretic USA, Artists and Models (performance and installation).
Goldome Bank, Buffalo, New York, Goldome Small Works Exhibition.
Hallwalls Center for Contemporary Art, Buffalo, New York, Skin.
Jam Club, Buffalo, New York, Night of 1000 Helgas, Artists and Models (installation).
Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, New York, Upstate Invitational.

1987
Sheas Theater, Buffalo, New York, Secret Conspiracy: Artists and Models Affair (performance and
installation).
YYZ Gallery, Toronto, Canada, YYZ/Hallwalls Exchange Exhibition.

1986
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, 41st Western New York Exhibition.
Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, New York, Artists Invite Artists.
White Columns, New York, New York, Update 85-86.

1985
Bingo Hall, Buffalo, New York, A Concerned Community of Artists, Benefit for African Relief.
Hallwalls Center for Contemporary Art, Buffalo, New York, Members’ Exhibition.
Pierce Arrow Building, Buffalo, New York, Cave Paintings, Artists and Models (mural/installation).
Theater Place, organized by Urban Art Project, Buffalo, New York, Just Plain Folks, Your Art Here
(installation).

1984
Hallwalls Center for Contemporary Art, Buffalo, New York. Buffalo Metropolitan Project. (organizer and
participant)
Upton Hall Gallery, Buffalo State College, New York, Art Through Industry.

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Museum Collections, Awards, Bibliography:

 

Museum Collections:

Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo NY
UB Anderson Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York
Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo, New York

Awards and Honors:

2012
New York Main Street program, New York State Office of Community Renewal matching grant. 2010
New York Foundation for the Arts, selected for MARK Alumni Consultant Program
2009
New York Foundation for the Arts, selected as MARK Participant
2005
Bronze Medal, National City and Regional Magazine Editorial and Design Awards, Awarded by City and Regional Magazine Association
1999-2000
National Art Education Association, NYS Art Teacher of the Year
1990
New Forms Regional Initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rockefeller Foundation Grant
1988
Benjamin Gallery Award, 42nd Western New York Exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1986
Citibank Award, 41st Western New York Exhibition, Albright-Knox Art Gallery
1984
Distinguished Service Award presented by Tonawanda Education Association Union
Empire Bank of America Purchase Award
1983
Arts Development Service Re-grant, Art Programming at peopleart/bflo Gallery
2nd Award, NYSATA Juried Art Exhibit
1983-92
NYSUT Journalism Awards for union newsletter, 58 awards in various categories
1982
Arts Development Service Re-grant, Art Programming at peopleart/bflo Gallery

FILMOGRAPHY:

Swimming With Lesbians, Director: David B. Marshall, 2009, Paintings used in scene.
Divine Beauty, Director: Jon Hand, 2012

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Beam, Michael. Sometimes Beautiful (Book) SBFGTH Publishers, 2015

Beam, Michael. Bruce Adams: Myths and Lies, catalog, Castellani Gallery, April 2014

The World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today: Volume 5. ES Publishing. 2015 (Juror)

Arning, Bill. Update 85-86. Exhibition catalog. New York: White Columns,1986.

—. Bruce Adams: Exhibition Catalogue: ‘Myths and Lies,’ Castellani Museum, 2014

Cassidy, Victor M. “Cows on Parade: The Artists’ Experience.” Sculpture Magazine, January/February, 2002.

Comerford, Ellen. “Adams Takes Humoristic Look at Life with Art.” Niagara Gazette, March 8, 1996.

—. “Western New York Exhibition Draws on New Dimensions.” Niagara Gazette, May 21, 1986

Consider the Alternatives: 20 Years of Contemporary Art at Hallwalls. Buffalo: Hallwalls, 1996.

Dabkowski, Colin. New Mural Coming to Cobblestone District, Buffalo News, March 3, 2015

Dabkowski, Colin. Adams’ ‘In ‘Myths and Lies,’ painter Bruce Adams explores the human figure,’ Buffalo News, Gusto, May 20, 2014

Dabkowski, Colin. Adams’ ‘Myths and Lies’ explores beauty, gender and desire, Buffalo News, Gusto, April 10, 2014

Dabkowski, Colin. BEYOND/INWNY: Meet the artist, Buffalo News, October 22, 2010

Dabkowski, Colin. ‘Beyond/In WNY’ takes on the world. Buffalo News, Sept 19, 2010

Dabkowski, Colin. “Healthy skepticism.” Buffalo News, October 10, 2008

Eisenberg, Jana. “Sharing Show.” Buffalo News, March 25, 2005.

Firmin, Sandra Q, Exhibition Catalogue introduction and interview,” Bruce Adams, Half Life. Buffalo, UB Anderson Gallery 2007, ISBN978-0-9748932-7-3

Fleron, Lou Jean, with Reggie Grogan. A Tribute To Auto Workers. Brochure. Buffalo: Cornell University ILR, 2003.

Foran, Jack. “Beyond/In Western New York” Artvoice, September 23, 2010

Foran, Jack. “City Is Theme, Spirit of Hallwalls Art.” Buffalo News, 1984.

Foran, Jack. “Myths and Lies: Paintings by Bruce Adams at the Castellani Gallery Art Museum,” Artvoice, Vol. 13, No. 18, 5/7/2014

Forty-First Western New York Art Exhibition. Exhibition catalog. Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1986.

Forty-Second Western New York Exhibition. Exhibition catalog. Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1988.

Gaasch, Cynnie. “The Painter Painting the Painting at Insite.” Artvoice (Buffalo), February 9, 2006.

—. Ghostprint Gallery showing “Tattooed Women,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 18, 2010

Goodeve, Thyrza Nichols. Convergence ’99-Y2K. Exhibition catalog. North Tonawanda, NY: Carnegie Art Center, 1999.

Green Tessier, Natalie. “Humor, Creativity in Big Orbit.” Buffalo News, March 27, 2001.

Grachos, Louis (and other authors) Decade: Contemporary Art Collecting 2002 – 2012, Exhibition catalogue.

High Performance. “Perspective, Artists and Models,” Fall 1990.

Huntington, Richard. “Adams’ Archaeologists Dig Into Layers.” Buffalo News, March 9, 1987.

—. “Alone Together.” Buffalo News, April 1, 1994.

—. “The Art of the Game: Hallwalls Looks Askance at Gambling.” Buffalo News, January 18, 2002.

—. “Changes in Attitude.” Buffalo News, March 10, 1995.

—. “4 Artists, 4 Styles.” Buffalo News, October 19, 2001.

—. “Hard Work: Member Shows are Proof that Good Art Is Difficult Business.” Buffalo News, February 23, 1996.

—. “Ironies of History.” Buffalo News, February 16, 1996.

—. “Identifying Marks: The Tattooed Nudes of Bruce Adams.” Bruce Adams: Tattooed Women. Exhibition brochure. Buffalo: Big Orbit Gallery, 1998.

—. “Out of Orbit: A Decade of Art Shows Scope of a Noted Gallery.” Buffalo News, March 22, 2002.

—. “Quality Work by Area Artists Delights at the Albright-Knox.” Buffalo News, May 1, 1988.

—. “Space for Art.” Buffalo News, April 22, 1988.

—. “Tale of the Herd: The Buffalos May Be Scattered, but They Leave Behind Shining Proof That Public Art Works.” Buffalo News, October 22, 2000.

—. “With Relish.” Buffalo News, February 19, 1999.

—. “WNY Exhibition: A Short Peek Under the Many Masks of 41st Juried Albright-Knox Show.” Buffalo News, June, 1986.

—. “The World’s Askew at Artists’ Affair.” Buffalo News, May 3, 1999.

Jackson-Forsberg, Eric. “Red Ink Drawing Out the Arts.” Artvoice (Buffalo), March 24, 2005.

Kwiatkowski, Jane. “The creative age.” Buffalo News, March 14, 2009

Lavatelli, Mark. “In Tattoos and Piercings, Beauty on Women’s Terms.” Buffalo News, September 9, 1998.

Levy, Janet L. Personal Constructs. Exhibition catalog. Buffalo: Burchfield-Penny Art Center, 1995.

Licata, Elizabeth. 2001 Convergence On Canvas. Exhibition catalog. North Tonawanda, NY: Carnegie Art Center, 2001.

Low, Stuart. “New Burchfield Penney Art Center shows Buffalo has more than the Bills.” Demacrat and Chronicle, Rochester NY, December 7, 2008

—. Big Orbit Gallery, Ten Years of Spin on Western New York Art. Exhibition catalog. Buffalo: Big Orbit Gallery, 2002.

—. “A Painter of the Illustrated Body.” Artvoice (Buffalo), October 15-21, 1997.

—. “Touch It: Black Velvet at Hallwalls.” Artvoice (Buffalo), January 28-February 4, 1998.

Licata, Elizabeth, and Reginald Darling. Bruce Adams: Research and Development. Exhibition brochure. Niagara Falls, NY: Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, 1996.

Massier, John, Exhibition Catalogue essay: ‘Simulate Direct Experience With Freeing Marks,” Bruce Adams, Half Life. Buffalo, UB Anderson Gallery 2007, ISBN978-0-9748932-7-3

Martin, Susan. “Artists in Residence: Ten Creative People Pick their Favorite Furniture.” Buffalo News Magazine, March 1996.

Netsky, Ron. “Artists Pick the Artists.” Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle July 13, 1986.

New York Collects Buffalo State. Exhibition catalog. Buffalo: Burchfield-Penney Art Center, 2004.

Parks, Michael. “Art Education in a Post Modern Age.” Art Education 42, no. 2 (March 1989).

Pendleton, Patricia. Paintings by Bruce Adams at Studio Hart, Artvoice, July 18. 2013

Pietrzak, Ted. “Gateways: Space, Place, and the Transformative” Grand Opening Exhibition catalog. Burchfield Penney Art Center, November 22, 2008

Polan, Oksana Lukaszewycs. “New Exhibit to Open at Gallery.” Yates County (NY) Chronicle-Express, November 17, 1988.

Raymond. J. Tim, Bruce Adams’ Divine Beauty at Starlight Studio and Gallery, Artvoice, October 28, 2010

Samuels Elisabeth. Editor, “Emerging Converging” Exhibition Catalogue, May 2015

Sax, George. “Participatory Democracy Endures as Theme of Members’ Exhibition.” Buffalo News, January 18, 1987.

Tessier, Natalie Green. “Humor, Creativity in Big Orbit.” Buffalo News, March 27, 2001.

Wallace, Patty. Buffalo Arts Review, Fall 1986, fig. front cover.

Woodland, Bryan. ART FEED: Tatted Women by Bruce Adams. RVA Web magazine, Oct 12, 2010

Yau, Lucy. “In on the Joke.” Artvoice (Buffalo), Janruary 30, 2008

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Walters, Anna. “Just Paint: artist showcases work at Artpark cxhibit, The Bee, July 20, 2016

Waxman, Lori. Lori Waxman: The 60 wds/min art critic: Bruce Adams. The Public, Dec. 14, 2016