Adam Parker Smith
Adam Parker Smith currently lives and works in New York. His practice is primarily sculptural, relating to painting, wall relief and appropriation. Following an extended conceptual project that consisted of Smith stealing his colleagues’ work, the artist turned toward a more traditional – perhaps earnest – approach to art-making. Working largely with ‘faux’ materials of all sorts, Smith creates highly composed, brightly colored sculptures and wall pieces that flirt with the surreal. Mr. Smith has exhibited work nationally and internationally, and has been written about in Art in America, Artforum, the New York Times and the New Yorker.
Adam Parker Smith
b. 1978, California, USA
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, M.F.A. Painting
University of California at Santa Cruz, B.A. Painting
Select Solo and Two-person Exhibitions
Oblivious the Greek, The Hole Gallery, New York
Indefinite Free Time (with Robert Chase Heishman), LVL3, Chicago
Seriously, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco
Angelyne, La Montagne Gallery, Boston
Forever 21, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco
Funny Business, Nordine ZIDOUN, Luxembourg
Crush, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco
Select Group Exhibitions
Default, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles
Bargain Basement, Spring/Break Art Show, New York (Curated)
Sugar Talk, LVL3, Chicago
Objects and Everyday Goods, Mike Weiss Gallery, New York
Not a Photo, The Hole, New York
A Rare Earth Magnet, Derek Eller Gallery, New York
BOGO, Davidson Contemporary, New York
Making an Entrance, Robert Blumenthal Gallery/ LVL3, New York
Colors, Louis B. James, New York
Soft Core, Invisible Exports, New York
Not a Painting, The Hole, New York
What it Was (curated), Nurture Art, New York
Makers Mark, Regina Rex, New York
Green, Spring Break, New York
Share This! Appropriation After Cynicism, Denny Gallery, New York
Cemeterium, Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami
Alpenliebe, Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-höhe, Austria
Grey Area, Bergdorf Goodman window, New York
AB, Nomas Foundation, Rome
Cut and Paste, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado
Thanks (curated), Lu Magnus, New York
Young Curators, New Ideas IV, Meulensteen Gallery, New York
This Side of Paradise, Andrew Freedman House, New York
Shift Mindsets, Times Museum, Guangzhou, China
Al Ghaib, Aesthetics of the Disappearance, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE, and STUX, New York
Growing Pains, Charles de Jonghe, Brussels, Belgium
The West at Sunset, Abrons Art Center, New York
Skowhegan at 92YTribeca, 92YTribeca, New York
Unveil, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia
Armed and Dangerous: The Art of the Arsenal, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield
Picks, “Oblivious the Greek, Adam Parker Smith at The Hole, NYC,” NYAQ, June 22.
Adam Lehrer, “5 Can’t Miss Art Shows Of The Week Of June 6” Forbes, June 7.
“Soft Core,” The New Yorker, July 27.
“Highlights From Spring/Break Show at Skylight at Moynihan Station, New York,” Purple, March 11.
Brian Boucher, “When Is Artist-on-Artist Theft Okay?,”ARTnetNEWS, February 3.
Eviana Hartman, “The Art of Compromise,” Dwell, August 26.
Laura Jaye Cramer, “Seriously: Works by Adam Parker Smith at Ever Gold Gallery,” SF Weekly, May 8.
Kimberly Chun, “Adam Parker Smith: High and low cultural mix at Ever Gold,” San Fransisco Chronicle, May 7.
Nathalie Danilovich, “Superheroes, Stars, and Strange New Installations at SF’s Art Galleries,” 7X7SF, April 29.
Allyson Shiffman, “Adam Parker Smith at Brooklyn Artists Ball,” Bedford and Bowery, April 2nd.
Rebecca Bates, “Art and Fashion Intersect In Bergdorf Goodman’s Windows,” Architectural Digest, Febuary 21.
Cate McQuaid, “A Much Larger Gambit,” The Boston Globe, May 28.
Mateo Finale, “Critics’ Picks,” The Boston Globe, May 8.
Lauren Scott Miller, “Theft and Building Community,” TheHuffington Post, May 7.
Jenni Crain, “Adam Parker Smith Stole 77 Artworks and Lived to Tell About It,” Whitewall Magazine, April 22.
Mark Dendy, “Thievery is Part of The Process in Putting Together One Artist’s Exhibit,” The Examiner, March 29.
Melena Ryzik, “Sticky Fingers Make the Show,” The New York Times, March 28.
Paul D’agostino, “Art Picks From Print,” The L Magazine, March 28.
Brian Boucher, “Steal This Artwork: Adam Parker Smith Filches a Show,” Art in America March 13.
Kristin Iversen, “Storefront Bushwick: Art, Open to the Street,” Brooklyn Magazine, March 8.
“The Aprroval Matrix,” New York Magazine, Febuary 11.
Paul D’Agostino, “Brooklyn Art in 2013: What to Watch,” The L Magazine, January 2.
Alexander Bigman, “Forever 21,”SFAQ December 1.
Kimberly Chun, “Adam Parker Smith at Ever Gold,” San Francisco Chronicle, November 14.
Ben Valentine, “Ferris Bueller, Vodkamellons, and Other Youthful Follies,”Hyperallergic.com, November 14.
“Hot Picks,” Modern Painters, September.
Chloe Wyma, “Bright Young Things,” ARTINFO, July 10.
Hrag Vartanian, “9 Artist to Watch from the 2012 Bushwick Open Studios,”Hyperallergic.com, June 12.
Tina Orlandini, “Reinventing the Pop-up Gallery With Sights on Community,”The Huffington Post, May 5.
“Four Shows To See During Bushwick Open Studios,” NY Arts Magazine, May 31.
Jaime Rojo and Steven Harrington, “Poor House for the Rich Revitalized by the Arts,” The Huffington Post, March 27.
Paul D’ Agostino, “Phantasmagoria and Phalli at Ghost Face,” The L Magazine, March 21.
Benjamin Sutton, “Ten Must-Sees at This Weekend’s DUMBO Arts Festival,” The L Magazine, September 21.
Nie Yiting, “Critics pick, Guangdong Times Museum,” Artforum.com, August.
David Everitt Howe, “The West at Sunset,” Art Review, March.
Deirdre Hering, “See Something Among Works That Say Nothing,” The L Magazine, June 23.
Manya Scheps, “Value City” Philadelphia Weekly, May.
Rachel Wolff, “New Artist Profile”, Whitewall Magazine Issue 17, Spring.
Jonathan Wallis, “Unveil” at Tiger Strikes Asteroid,” City Paper Philadelphia, January 19.
Ian Bourland, “Critics pick, The Austerity Cookbook,” Artforum.com, September/ October.
Stacey Dewolfe, “Guns N’ Antlers,” Montreal Mirror, June/July.
“Urbis Delivers Hot Stuff From New York,” Art World April / May,
Roberta Smith, “Humble Fabric Takes Center Stage,” The New York Times, April 30.
Karen Rosenberg, “Toplessness and Taxidermy in Art Fairs Surrounding Armory,” The New York Times, March 7.
Benjamin Genocchio, “In Peekskill, 2 Shows of Raw Works,” The New York Times, September 26.
Michael Harvey, “Review of Exhibitions,” Art in America, May.
Sarah Schmerler, “Change of Art,” New York Post, March 29.
R.C. Baker, “Recommendations by R.C. Baker,” Village Voice, December 18.
New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting