Adam James K is a socially conscious artist who explores themes that comment on man’s abuse and destruction of the world and its inhabitants. His goal is to create work that is provocative and thought-provoking in the hope that it will raise awareness as well as inspire

 

Adam is a multi-disciplinary artist using painting, video, performance, sculpture and photography to create multi-media works and events.

 

He has been exhibiting for 28 years and has had many solo and group shows in Australia and the United States. His work is in the permanent collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, National Portrait Gallery, National Library of Australia, Monash Gallery of Art, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Tweed River Regional Gallery, and The Museum for the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles, USA.

 

Adam James K started his career as Adam James Knott and for the first 18 years of his practice he specialised in the medium of photography. Ten years ago Adam embarked on a fine arts degree and now includes painting, performance, video, and sculpture as integral parts of his practice.

 

He has been a finalist in the Moran Portrait Prize for Painting and the Moran Photographic Prize on six occasions and has been the only artist in Moran’s 25 year history to be included as a finalist in both the Painting and Photography sections in the same year.

 

Whilst residing in the United States, Adam held the positions of Adjunct Professor of Art & Design at Mt. Sierra College and the Otis College of Art & Design. He taught Fine Art Painting and Drawing, Photography and Video.

 

Adam James K currently lives in small cabin in the remote Blue Mountains of Australia with his wife, the author Erin Vincent, and their tortoiseshell cat Foofee.

Selected Awards

Kedumba Drawing Award                                     finalist                                                 2015

Sculpture at Scenic World                                    finalist                                                 2014

National Portrait Prize, NPG                                 finalist                                                 2014

Doug Moran National Photographic Prize           finalist                                                 2013

Doug Moran National Photographic Prize           finalist                                                 2013

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize                     semi-finalist                                       2012

Fishers Ghost National Portrait Prize                  finalist                                                 2012

Fishers Ghost National Portrait Prize                  finalist                                                 2011

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize                     finalist                                                 2011

Doug Moran National Photographic Prize           finalist                                                 2011

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize                     finalist                                                 2010

National Portrait Prize, NPG                                  finalist                                                2009

 

Public Collections

National Gallery of Australia

National Portrait Gallery

Art Gallery of New South Wales

National Library of Australia

Tweed River Art Gallery

Monash Gallery of Art

Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Museum for the Study of Political Graphics, Los Angeles, USA.

 

Education - Lecturer

- Adjunct Professor of Art and Design - 2006-07  Mt Sierra Design College, Monrovia, California, USA                                                                                

- Lecturer, Art and Design - 2005-07 Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, California, USA

- Fine Art Drawing and Painting Instructor, 2002-05  Mission Renaissance Fine Art Painting School, Los Angeles, California, USA        

 

 

Selected Group Shows

Kedumba Drawing Award                                                                                                 2015

Sculpture at Scenic World                                                                                                2014

National Portrait Prize, NPG                                                                                             2014

Doug Moran National Photographic Prize                                                                       2013

Doug Moran National Photographic Prize                                                                       2013

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize                                                                                 2012

Fishers Ghost National Portrait Prize                                                                              2012

Fishers Ghost National Portrait Prize                                                                              2011

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize                                                                                 2011

Doug Moran National Photographic Prize                                                                       2011

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize                                                                                 2010

National Portrait Prize, NPG                                                                                             2009

Stephen Cohen Gallery, Los Angeles                                                                               2008

San Francisco Museum of Art-  “Propaganda Images and Posters”                           2007

(World tour including USA, Great Britain, China, Japan, Iran, and Vietnam)

Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida, USA                                                           2007

Carried Away Art, Santa Barbara. US                                                                              2007

Altered Aesthetics, Minneapolis. US                                                                                2007

Louis Stern Gallery, Los Angeles. US                                                                               2007

Saatchi Gallery. New York. US                                                                                          2005

National Portrait Gallery, Australia - “Famous Artists”                                                 2002

National Portrait Gallery, Australia – “Images of our Elders”                                       2001

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia - “ Felix H Mann Exhibition”                              2001

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia - “Recent Acquisitions”                             2001

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Australia - “Best of Collection”                                 2001