EDUCATION
1978 M.A., S.U.N.Y. , Albany, NY
1977 Skowhegan School of Printing and Sculpture, ME
1976 B.F.A., Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 "Response to Place: Color"- Two person (with Teresa Booth Brown) Ucross Foundation, Ucross, Wy. Brochure – Essay by John Yau
2006 "Scholar Rocks and Other Deep Spaces" Sharaphin Gallery, Phila. Pa.
2004 Philadelphia Airport-Main Concourse Between Terminals B&C-Nov.04-May05
2001 "Paintings", Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2000 "Out of Reach," Paintings and Doodles, Nesbitt Gallery, Drexel University, Phila., PA
1999 "Recent Sculpture" Bellas Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1997 Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1995 Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1994 Anna Leonowens Gallery, Nova Scotia
1994 College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1993 Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)
1991 Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1990 Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1991 Lawrence Oliver Editions, Philadelphia, PA
1991 Beaver College, Glenside, PA (brochure)
1990 Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1988 Pence Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1987 Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1986 Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1985 Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, NY
1984 Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1981 Nexus Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
2016 Bienniel Center for Maine Contemporary Art Rockland, Maine John Yau and Elizabeth Berry Jurors
2007-8 "Confrontations with Three-Dimensional Art—Contemporary Sculpture from the Permanent Collection" Including Works by Sol LeWitt, Katerina Fritch, Anselm Kiefer, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, New Perelman Building, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Phila., PA
2006 “Notations: Energy Yes!” Including Works by Joseph Beuys, Andy Warhol, Thomas Hirschhorn, and Ana Mendieta, Curated by Carlos Basualdo, Philadelphia Art Museum, Phila., PA
2005 “Out of Line” Seraphin Gallery, Phila., PA
2004 “Digital Domains” Bluseed Studios, Sarennac Lake, NY
2003 “Boarders” Three Person Show, Seraphin Gallery, Phila. Pa.
2002 “Prints from the Vermont Studio Press”, Fleming Museum, University of Vt., Burlington, VT
2000 "Celebrating Modern Art: The Anderson Collection”, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
2000 “Simple Statements”, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
1999 “Contemplation,” Abbington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
1998 “Obsessive Compulsive Order,” Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, NY
1997 “Objectivity: International Objects of Subjectivity,” Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA
1997 “Intimate Objects,” Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
1996 “Art Foundry Editions,” Knoedler Gallery, New York, NY
1996 “Woman: Object/Subject,” Lawrence Gallery, Rosemont College, Rosemont, PA
1996 “Subjective Vision,” Kipp Gallery, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
1995 “The Material Imagination,” Guggenheim Museum Soho, including Louise Bourgeios, Martin Puryear, Kiki Smith and Meg Webster, New York, NY “Group Exhibition,” Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1995 “Seductive Matter/Sensual form,” Corcoran Hemicycle Gallery, Washington, DC; Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, TX
1995 “Objects and Souvenirs,” Artists Multiple, Rosenwald and Wolf Gallery at the Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, NY
1995 “Putting Things Together,” Recent Sculpture from the Anderson Collection, The Art Museum of Santa Cruz County at the McPherson Center for Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA
1995 “Non-Traditional Prints: Sculptor’s Projects at the Fabric Workshop”, Lukacs Gallery, Fairfield University, Fairfield, VT
1995 “Les Objects d’artistes,” Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1995 “Gallery Artists,” Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1995 “Drawing: A Survey,” Slade Gallery and Worburn Gallery, London, England
1995 “Group Exhibition,” Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA (Two person show)
1992 “Process to Presence: Issues in Sculpture 1960-1990,” Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1992 “17 Sculptors from the University of the Arts,” Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
1992 “Works on Paper,” Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
1992 “Four Sculptors,” Jewish Y, Philadelphia, PA
1991 “Bronze,” Frumkin/Adams Gallery, New York, NY
1991 “Art Now,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (catalog)
1991 “Ala-Shehr,” Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1990 “Objects of Potential: Five American Sculptors from the Anderson Collection,” Wiegand Gallery, College of Notre Dame, CA, curated by David Cateforis, (catalog)
1989 “Sculpture on the Edge,”, De Cordova Museum and Dana Museum and Park, Lincoln, MA
1988 “New York Now,” Goteborgs Konstmuseum, Goteborg Sweden, curated by Thord Thordeman, (catalogue)
1988 “Sculpture Inside/Out,” Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, traveling to Houston Museum of Art, TX (catalogue)
1988 “Four Sculptors,” Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1987 “Bronze, Plaster & Polyester,” Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA (brochure)
1987 “Alternative Supports: Contemporary Sculpture on the Wall,” David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, RI (catalogue)
1987 “Perspectives from Philadelphia,” Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA (brochure)
1987 “Skowhegan - Ten Year Retrospective,” Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY (catalogue)
1987 “Sculpture on the Wall,” Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
1986 “Emerging Artists 1978-1986,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
1985 “New Horizons in American Art,” 1985 Exxon National Exhibition, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY (catalogue)
1984 Lawrence Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
1984 “Made in Philadelphia 6,” Institute of contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
AT&T
The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Harn Museum, Florida
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, NY
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA


GRANTS
2002 SSHE Research Grant, Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pa.
2001 Pew S.O.S. Grant
1998 Pew Fellowship in the Arts Grant
1992 SSHE, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
1986 National Endowment for the Arts, Artist Fellowship Grant
1986 Guggenheim, Sculptor in Residence, Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA
1984 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
1982 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts


ARTIST RESIDENCIES
2020 Artist Residency MacDowell Colony, Peterborough ,New Hampshire (upcoming)
2020 Artist Residency FishFactory, Stoovarfjorour,Iceland (upcomimg)
2016 Artist Residency Ucross Foundation, Ucross, Wyoming
2008-9 Sanskriti Museum, Artist Fellowship Residency, New Delhi, India
1986 Guggenheim Artist in Residence, “Chesterwood”
1986 Daniel Chute French Studio, Stockbridge, MA
1987 Fabric Woodshop


BIBLIOGRAPHY
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Boswell, Peter. “Phoebe Adams” essay in “Sculpture Inside/Outside” Exhibition Book, Rizzoli for Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 1988

Brenson, Michael “Art: New Horizons at the Guggenheim” The New York Times April 28, 1989 Review
"Phoebe Adams” The New York Times September 20, 1985 Review

Burkhart, Dorothy. “Critic’s Choice: Art” San Jose Mercury News, February 4, 1990

Cateforis, David. “Objects of Potential” (exhibition catalog) Wiegand Gallery, College of Notre Dame, CA, 1990

Csaszar, Tom. “In the Studio, Phoebe Adams” Sculpture, January 1996, pp. 12-13.

Dennison, Lisa. “New Horizons in American Art” (exhibition catalog) The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Exxon National Exhibition, 1985

Davenport, Kimberly. “Impossible Liberties: contemporary Artists on the Life of their Work over Time” Art Journal, Summer 1995, Vol. 54, p. 48

Frank, Peter. “Art Picks of the Week: Phoebe Adams, Lynda Benglis, Eric Johnson” LA Weekly, Sept. 27, 1991, p. C61

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Heartney, Eleanor. “Phoebe Adams: The Eye, The Mind, The Hand” (exhibition catalogue) Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, 1993

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JUROR
2004 “Challenge Exhibitions” Fleisher Art Memorial, Phila. Pa.
1999 Mass. Cultural Council Visual Artist Grant - Sculpture
1997 “Challenge Exhibitions” Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
1991 Arts Midwest Sculpture Fellowship
1989 Rhode Island Council on the Arts Sculpture Fellowship


PROJECTS, COMMISSIONS, OTHER
1998 Chosen by New Land Marks (Fairmount Park Arts Association) to collaborate on a proposal with the New Kensington Community Development Corporation
1993 Commissioned Sculpture for Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
1991 Board Member Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
1988 Commissioned Sculpture for “Sculpture Garden”, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
1987 “Vice Master Jacket”, Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia, PA


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2004 Fall University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME
1991-2013 Associate Professor, Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
1989-91 Senior Lecturer, University of Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1989-90 Chair, 3-D Department, Assistant Professor, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1988 Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1986-87 Visiting Critic, Graduate Sculpture Department, University of Pennsylvania
1985-86 Instructor, Sculpture, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA


VISITING CRITIC AND LECTURER
2009 Visiting Artist, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2008 Artist-Teacher, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT
2007 Visiting Artist, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2005 Keynote Speaker- National Glass Conference, Wheaton Village, Millville, N.J.
2004 Lecture Maine College of Art, Portland Maine
2004 Visiting Critic, Lecturer, Workshop Glass Studio , Alfred University, Alfred N.Y.
2003 Visiting Critic and Lecturer, University of The Arts, MFA Program, Phila. PA.
2002 Visiting Critic and Lecturer, Tyler Art School, Elkins Park, Pa.
2001 Visiting Critic and Lecturer, "Blossom Program" Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
2001 Artist in Residence, Pilchuk Glass School, Stanwood, WA
2001 Visiting Critic and Lecturer, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Fine Arts Department
2000 Visiting Critic and Lecturer, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
1999 Visiting Critic and Lecturer, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1999 Artist in Residence, Pilchuk Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1998 Visiting Critic and Lecturer, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
1997 Visiting Critic and Lecturer, Master Class, Santa Fe Art Insititute, Santa Fe, NM
1997 Visiting Critic, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1996 Visiting Critic and Lecturer, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1996 Visiting Critic and Lecturer, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
1995 Brancusi Exhibition, "Artists on Brancusi," Panelist with Carl Andre, Joel Shapiro and Jason Rhoades at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
1995 University of West Virginia, First Deem Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture, Morgantown, WV
1995 Visiting Critic and Lecturer, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
1995 Lecture, Rice University, Houston, TX
1995 Gallery talk on Rachel Whiteread Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
1994 Critic Lecturer, Graduate Sculpture Dept., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
1994 Visiting Critic and Lecturer, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia
1994 Visiting Critic and Lecturer, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1989 Visiting, Critic, Artist Lecture, Yale School of Art, Graduate Sculpture, New Haven, CT
1987 Visiting Critic and Lecturer, Carnegie Mellon School of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
1986-7 Visiting Artist Critic, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School (Sculpture)
1984 Visiting Artist Lecture, Stockton, State College, Pomona, NJ

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