“…art, science and pop culture are so deftly intermingled that concepts like “artistic genius” are abruptly rendered quaint and old fashioned.”
Richard Huntington
“Adams is critiquing religion itself just as much as he’s calling out the consumerism of late, employing the language of one to skewer the other. It’s a clever approach, as unsettling to Anna Wintour as it might be to the pope.”
Colin Dabkowski
“I was struck by his vigorous painting style and intriguing combinations of images…”
Bill Arning
“Humor abounds in the work, yet painstakingly earnest layers of ideological exegesis lie concealed beneath the humorous veneers.”

Elizabeth Licata


Introduction and overview of the work of Bruce Adams
by UB curator Sandra Q. Firmin

Reviews and other
assorted media bites:

Amid/In at Hallwalls, The Public, Feb 15, 2017

Lori Waxman: The 60 words per minute art critic, The Public, December 14, 2016

Mural Can Help Transform City of Lockport -Lockport Star-October 2015

Vibrant mural captures the essence of Cobblestone District-Mark Sommers-

July, 2015

Perry St. public artwork to be unveiled Tuesday

New mural coming to Cobblestone District – Gusto – The Buffalo News-Colin Dabkowski- 3/8/2015

Adams’ ‘Myths and Lies’ explores beauty, gender and desire – Buffalo News 4/9/2014

Paintings by Bruce Adams at the Castellani Art Museum – Artvoice Issue v13n18 (05/01/2014)

Studio Hart show features art scenesters in mythical poses – June 13, 2013

Artvoice cover, July 18, 2013

Paintings by Bruce Adams at Studio Hart, July 18, 2013

Art Buff: Bruce Adams, Buffalo Rising, April 11, 2012

A Dialogue with Artist Bruce Adams, Buffalo Rising,
June 15, 2011

Divine Beauty at Starlight Studio and Gallery, Artvoice, October 28, 2010

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

Catalogue statement for Beyond/In Western New York, John Massier, September, 2010

Interview: Studio Secrets Revealed: work by Bruce Adams & Richard Huntington, Posted 2008

Simulate Direct Experience With Freeing Marks
Catalogue essay for Bruce Adams, Half Life 1980-2006, John Massier, 2007

An Artist Revealed, Mark Lavatelli, March 16, 2007

Works by Bruce Adams to be on Exhibition at Anderson Gallery

Visual Arts Preview: The excavations of Mr. Adams, March 2007

Picture perfect, Mark Lavatelli, Feb. 24, 2006

Bruce Adams Interview ArtVoice, K. Young, Oct. 2 2003

A Painter of the Illustrated Body, ArtVoice, Elizabeth Licata, Oct. 15, 1997

Identifying Marks: The Tattooed Nudes of Bruce Adams, Tattooed Woman Catalogue, Richard Huntington, 1998

In tattoos and piercings, beauty on woman’s terms, Buffalo News, Mark Lavatelli, Sept. 9, 1998

4 artists, 4 styles, Buffalo News, Richard Huntington, Oct. 19, 2001

Ironies of History, In Bruce Adams ‘paintings, looking backward with wit, Buffalo news, Richard Huntington, Feb. 16 1996

Changes in Attitude: Individual mood, personal ideas in two exhibitions, Buffalo News, Richard Hungtington, March 15, 1995

Bruce Adams: Research and development, Catalogue essay, Elizabeth Licata, 1996

Adams takes humoristic look at life with art, Niagara Gazette, Ellen S. Comerford, March 8, 1996

Alone Together, Buffalo News, Richard Huntington, April 1, 1994

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

In search of Certainty, Buffalo News, Richard Huntington, August 1 1986

City is Theme, Spirit of Hallwalls Art, Buffalo News, Jack Foran

New Exhibit to open at gallery, The Chronicle-Express, Oksana Lukaszewycz Polon, Nov 16, 1988

Short takes and mentions:

Buffalo artists take over an abandoned department store in honor of David Lynch, Buffalo News, January 20, 2018

Bruce Adams, Centerfold, The Public, Feb. 8, 2017

How to combat condescension in the arts – Colin Dabkowski-Buffalo News: Gusto, 10/24/15

Tony Billoni on the History of Artists and Models – Buffalo Rising 6/11/14

Adams’ ‘Myths and Lies’ explores beauty, gender and desire – Buffalo News 4/9/14

Buffalo Days: More dimensions for public art

Gusto critics look back at 2012, December 28, 2012

echo: Art Fair Announces Selected Artists, Buffalo Rising, June 2, 2011

Ghostprint Gallery showing “Tattooed Women”, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Nov 18, 2010

ART FEED: Tatted Women by Bruce Adams, RVA Magazine, Oct 12, 2010

Art offerings reach beyond ‘Beyond/In’ , Buffalo News, Oct 10, 2010

Beyond/In Western New York, Fack Foran Artvoice, September 23, 2010

‘Beyond/In WNY’ takes on the world, Buffalo News, September 19, 2010

On the Mark, Colin Dabkowski, Buffalo News, September 4, 2009

Keep learning to make the most of life, Jane Kwiatkowski, March 19, 2009

D&C’s take on the Burchfield Penney, Buffalo News.com, December 07, 2008

New Burchfield Penney Art Center shows Buffalo has more than the Bills, Democrat and Cronicle.com, December 7, 2008

Healthy Skepticism, Colin Dabkowski, October 10, 2008

In on the Joke, Artvoice, Lucy Yau, January 31, 2008

Sharing Show, Buffalo News, Jana Eisenberg, March 25 2005

Red Ink Drawing Out the Arts, ArtVoice, Eric Jackson-Fronsberg, march 24 2005

Humor, creativity in Big Orbit, Buffalo News, Buffalo News, Natalie Green Tessier, date unknown

Touch It: Black Velvet at Hallwalls Art Voice, Elizabeth Licata, Jan 28 1998

Art Stars and Their Boosters at Buffalo State, ArtVoice, Cynnie Gaasch, Aug 12 2004

Artists in Residence: Ten Creative People pick their favorite furniture, Buffalo News Home Decor, Susan Martin, March 10, 1996

Art Show on ‘Sin’ Is More Than Skin Deep, Buffalo News, Richard Huntington,

Critics’ Choices: Double Image, Buffalo News, Richard Huntington Feb. 9 1996

Hard work, Richard Huntington, Buffalo News,

With relish, Richard Huntington, Buffalo News, Feb. 19, 1999

Quality Work by Area Artists Delights at the Albright-Knox, Buffalo News, Richard Huntington, May 1, 1988

WNY Exhibition: A short peek under the many masks of 41st Juried Albright Knox show, Buffalo News, Richard Huntington, May 26, 1986

Artists pick the artists, Democrat and Chronicle, Ron Netsky, July 13, 1986

Artists’ choices, Rochester City Newspaper, unknown author, July 3 1986