Lisa Adams

Lisa Adams



Lisa Adams currently lives and works in Santa Monica, California.
She has a B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, California and an M.F.A. from the Claremont Graduate University. She is the recipient of numerous awards including a Fulbright Professional Scholar Award, a Brody Arts Fund Fellowship and an ARC Grant.

Her work has been exhibited in art fairs and galleries throughout the United States and abroad including Miami Project, World Design City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan and the Sandberg Institute in Hoorn, Holland. Adams is in the public collections of LACMA, the Eli Broad Corporate Collection, the Edward Albee Foundation, the San Jose Museum of Art, USC Fisher Museum of Art, the Laguna Museum of Art and the Long Beach Museum of Art among others.

As a member of the larger international art community Adams maintained a studio and lectured publicly about Los Angeles art as an artist-in-residence in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Helsinki, Finland, Gifu City, Japan, Hoorn Holland and San Jose, Costa Rica. She also co-founded Crazy Space, an alternative exhibition space, in Santa Monica, California where she curated both local and international exhibitions.

Her public art commissions include the Chatsworth Orange Line Metro Station, Fire Station No. 64 in the Watts district of South Los Angeles, the West Valley Branch Library in Reseda and she was commissioned by BMW of North America to paint an ArtCar as the centerpiece of BMW’s sponsorship for the ART/LA Art Fair.

In addition to her studio practice, she has been on faculty at many renowned art departments throughout the Los Angeles area and abroad, including the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the University of Southern California, the Claremont Graduate University, Otis College of Art & Design and the Santa Monica College of Design, Art and Architecture where she authored FM*, a how-to book about painting based on her teachings.

Published by ZERO+ Publishing, Vicissitude of Circumstance, is Adams first monograph book and is available on Amazon.

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