Erika Adams

b. Seattle, Washington


2004            MFA University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
2001            Tamarind Master Printer, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM.
1994            BA, Art and Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA.

current         Assistant Professor of Art at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada




2018            (Upcoming) Erika Adams: New Work*, Muskat Studios Gallery, Somerville, MA.
2017            Atlanta Printmaking Biennial, Kai Lin Art, Atlanta, Georgia.
                    Wreck Tangle, Left Bank, Bennington, VT.
                    Mostra Internacional de Videoarte, Biblioteca Brasillana USP, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
                    Louisiana International Printmaking Exhibition, Louisiana Tech University, LA
2016            Beyond the Norm: International Juried Printmaking Exhibition, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
                    Southern Printmaking Biennale VII, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA
                    Yuma Art Symposium Exhibition, Yuma Art Center, Yuma, Arizona.
                    Imagined Place Map, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. and Burris Hall Gallery, part of the
                    "Print, Printed, Printing" Bi-Annual Symposium, Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM.
                    At Home and Further Afield, Rumsey Street Project, Grand Rapids, MI.

2015            Interstitial (news for time travelers)*, Arprim, Montreal, Quebec.
                    She said I have a French face*, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
                    The birds and the bees, Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA.
                    Tease it to Jesus, Curated by Margot Ecke, Pioneer House, Knoxville, TN.
                    Better Living, Domek Miedziorytnika (Engraver's House) Gallery & Musuem, Wrocław, Poland,
                    and Davis Gallery, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY.
                    Hole Editions Exhibition, Baltic Shop, Gateshead, UK.

2014            Printwork 2014, Artist Image Resource, Pittsburgh, PA
                    She said I have a French face * FOFA Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
                    Inhabit, The Compound Gallery and Studios, Oakland, CA.
                    Innovative Lithographers, portfolio exhibited at 7th Int’l Lithographic Symposium
                    in Tidaholm, Sweden.
                    Shame of the City: Deconstructing and Reconstructing Comic Book Narratives,
                    Future Tenant, Pittsburgh, PA
                    The Space Between, Mouseprint Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.        

2013            Portage, Atelier Circulaire, Montreal, QC.              
                    No Small Measure, Roy C. Moore Art Gallery, Broadside Project, traveling to Roy C. Moore Art Gallery,
                    University of North Georgia, Gainsville; Bob Owens Gallery, UNG Dahlonega;
                    Forsyth County Public Library, Cummings, Georgia.
                    Dialogic, UNT on the Square, Denton, TX

2012            All the little Words, Green Plum Press and Gallery, Spruce Pine, NC.
                    TransAtlantic Fun-O-Pack, Edinburgh College of Art, UK.
                    Heavy Hitters, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX and Peveto Gallery, Houston, TX
2011             A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking, Gray Gallery, School of Art and Design, East Carolina University, NC
                    Atlanta Print Biennial International, Kennesaw, GA.
                    New Prints Autumn/2011, International Print Center, NY
                    Erika Adams, Gallery at The Arts Research Collaborative @Printer on Prescott, Lowell, MA.
                    Printmaking and the Mundane, SCGInternational, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.
2010            I have been missing you*, Erika Adams, Muskat Studios, Somerville, MA.
                    New Prints Winter/2010, International Print Center, NY and Philadelphia PA.
                    Collections of Evidence, Zygote Gallery, Cleveland, OH.
                    NPrint, SCA Contemporary Art, Albuquerque, NM.
                    National Printmaking Exhibition, SLU Gallery, Hammond, LA.
                    A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking, Print Summit, Gray Gallery, Greenville, NC.
2009            Mean Birds and Blue Butterflies,* Grub Street Gallery, Boston, MA.
                    Off the Wall, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA.
                    Dual Action, New England Faculty Print Invitational Wellesley College, Jewett Gallery,  Wellesley, MA.
                    Word-Body-Play, work by Erika Adams and John Schulz, Grub Street Gallery, Boston, MA.
                    The Stream of International Prints, Hongik Univesity, Korea. 
                    Hand Made Prints: An Exhibition of Artist-Pulled Multiples, Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, IL.
2008           The Desire for Meaning in Phenomena; New Work by Erika Adams, Doris Ulmann Galleries, Berea College, Berea, KY.
                    Event Horizon, School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, 
                    Monotype Guild of New England National Exhibition, Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA.
                    Big Stuff, University Art Museum, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. 
2007            19th National Exhibition, L.A. Printmaking Society, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA. 
                    The Desire for Meaning in Phenomena; New Work by Erika Adams,The Kitchenette, Phoenix, AZ
                    Boston Printmakers 2007 North American Print Biennial, 808 Gallery, Boston University, MA.
                    Atlanta Printmakers Studio Juried Show, Swan Gallery, Atlanta,GA.
2006           American Impressions: Contemporary American Printmaking 2006, Ben Shahn Gallery, William Paterson Univ., Wayne, NJ.
                    CSU Faculty Exhibition, Georgia Perimeter College, Atlanta, GA.
                    Coupling, Rosenberg Gallery, New York University, New York, NY.
2005           19th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, Univ. of Wisconsin, Kenosha, WI.
                    Friends of Art 3rd Annual Juried Photography Exhibition, River Center, Columbus, GA
                    Current, Traveling Outdoor Video Exhibition, Portland Oregon.
                    Texas National, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas.
                    American Impressions: Contemporary American Printmaking Exhibition, (purchase prize) Ben Shahn Gallery, New Jersey. 
                    Faculty Exhibition, The Gallery at Fine Arts Hall, Columbus, GA.
                    New Media Caucus Video Screening, College Art Association Conference, Atlanta, GA.
2004           Constructed Realities: The Influence of Science and engineering in Contemporary American Art, Hammond, LA.
                    Migration, Jonson Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.
                    Albuquerque Contemporary, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM.
                    Through The Night Softly, Projected video works, Walls Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.
                    The Dreams of Pavlov’s Dog, Art Student Association Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.


workshops, residencies and grants

2012            Artist in Residence, Djerassi, Woodside California
                    Artist in Residence, Smokey Road Press, Winterville, Georgia.
                    Master Printer, P.R.I.N.T. Press, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.
                    Master Printer, Penland School for Crafts, Penland, North Carolina.
                    Artist in Residence, Penland School for Crafts, Penland, North Carolina.
2010            Two week Workshop, Stone Lithography, Penland, South Carolina.
                    Visiting Artist, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
                    MIT/Sloan workshop with MBA students.
2009           About SGC, talk at Print Dialog Day, University of West Georgia. 
                    Artist in Residence, Franz Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium.
                    Guest Lecture, Pronto Plates, Massachusettes College of Art.
                    Guest Master Printer, Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop
2008           Franz Masereel Centrum, Kasterlee, Belgium.
2007           Public Lecture entitled, ““Wrestle: Grappling with Art, Poetry and Collaboration”, Columbus
                    State University, Columbus, GA.
                    Public Lecture in Printmaking class, University of Georgia, Athens.
                    Faculty Development Grant, Columbus State University, Summer.
2006           Public Demonstration of Chine Collé, Print Dialog Day, UT Chattanooga.
                    Artist in Residence, Vermont Studio Center, summer, artist grant.
2005           Faculty Development Grant, Columbus State University, Summer.
                    Faculty Development Grant, Columbus State University, Spring.
2004           Artist in Residence, Hall Farm Center for the Arts, Townsend, Vermont.



2008-2011   Editor of Graphic Impressions, newsletter of SGCInternational.
2012            Would, a book of 10 poems by Brooks Wright and 10 images by Erika Adams, Eating Dog Press.
                    Just Before Dawn, poem and images by Erika Adams, Eating Dog Press.
                    Pickles I have known, stories and images by Erika Adams, Eating Dog Press.
2011             A survey of Contemporary Printmaking, Catalog
2010            Flat Track, silkscreen book of Roller Derby Girls, Eating Dog Press.
          , image citation.
2009           Draft, a book of stories and pictures by Erika Adams, Eating Dog Press.
2008           Graphic Impressions, image citation, winter issue.
2007           Publication of Wrestle, a hand printed book (ed.50) of poems and images by Poet Nick Norwood and myself.
                    Graphic Impressions, review of Eye on Europe: Prints, Books and Multiples from 1960-now, summer issue.
                    Graphic Impressions, cover image, summer issue.
2006           Arden, Literary and Art Magazine, Columbus State University, image citation.
2005           Impact, Columbus State University Magazine, exhibition announcement, Jan.
                    Focus, Greg Muraski, Exhibition article, fall.
                    Impact, wrote article about New York Interdisciplinary Arts class, Sept.
                    Impact, Greg Muraski, Exhibition article about curated show, Nov.
2004           Daily Lobo, University of New Mexico paper, “Takin’ it to the street”, 4/8/04
                    Jon Carver, “Critical Reflections” THE, July.
                    Impact, Exhibition photograph published, Dec.
2003           Stone Lithography, Paul Croft, Watson-Guptill publications, image citation.


exhibitions curated

2013            Rhymes with Kittens, Mouseprint Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
2012            Soft Science, Illges Gallery, Columbus State University, GA.
2009           Soft Science, Second Floor Exhibition Cases, SMFA
                    IDEAS09, Juried show of digital and electronic works. 
2008           Print + Making, School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
2005           Conduit: Mapping the Connections Between Art and Science, Fine Arts Hall Gallery, Columbus State University, GA



Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
University of North Texas Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collection
Cleveland Institute of Art Library
Yale University Library, Connnecticut
University of California, Santa Cruz Library
Poet’s House, New York City
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Library, University Art Museum
Princeton University Library, Princeton, New Jersey
Wells Book Arts Center, Aurora, New York
School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Southwest Writers Collection, Texas State University
Virginia Piper Center for Creative Writing, Tempe, Arizona
Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia
Toronto Public Library, Special Collections
Bennington College Library, Special Collections, Vermont
Ringling School of Art and Design, Kimbrough Library, Special Collections, Florida
Schwob Memorial Library, Columbus State University, Georgia
Kohler Art Library University of Wisconsin, Madison
Georgia Sttate University Welch School of Art and Design
Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia
Kennesaw State University Zuckerman Museum
Bodleian Library, Oxford, UK