Curriculum Vitae


Gabriel Adams (USA / NZ)

Great Barrington,

Massachusetts USA
Phone: +001 413-528-2553


GABRIEL ADAMS was born in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in 1978. He had an early exposure to the decorative and fine arts and grew up within a vibrant community of performance, theater, dance, and classical music. He attended the Putney School in Vermont, where he took to the arts of painting, drawing, and sculpture like wildfire. During this time he studied sculpture in Ireland, at the Burren College of Art, and made a short residence at the Stone Carving Studio in Rutland, Vermont. He then attended Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, The College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, The Chautauqua School of Fine Art in New York, and The Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine where in 2002 he earned his degree with Honors in Sculpture and Fine Arts. After graduating from university Adams boarded a sailing ship and worked as a deckhand along the Atlantic Coast. He then moved to Dunedin, New Zealand, to take up residency as a traditional timber-framer and farmer. During these years (2003-2008) Adams maintained a very strong studio practice. He also tended bees, gardened, built sustainable homes, demolished fences, sailed, explored, guided tourists through some of the countries rockiest terrain, and was an artist at the Refinery Art Space in Nelson, NZ. In 2006 Adams allied himself with New Zealand and formally accepted his citizenship. These formative experiences inserted Adams into the rich fabric of Art/Environment and formed the underpinning of his work, which he refers to as, ¡®environmental: forever bound and inseparable.¡¯ Adams says his work resides where, ¡°¡¦man and nature intersect, where intellect meets the boundary with nature and the outside world. It¡¯s this dialogue between what is real, and what we think is real, which interests me, and this question of whether or not man and nature are separate entities.¡±  Adams has exhibited in Bosnia, Ireland, New Zealand, South Korea, and throughout the Northeastern United States. He is held in both private and public collections. He now lives in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and works as a painter and installation artist.




2010        Nine Dragon Heads: World Art Tendency, Winter Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia

2009        Canaan Downs Sculpture Symposium, Canaan Downs, NZ

2008        Milnthorpe Sculpture Symposium, Milnthorpe Reserve, Golden Bay, NZ

2007        Exposed Land, Seachel Art Gallery, Nelson, NZ

2006        9dragonheads: International Sculpture Symposium. Geochang, S. Korea

2005       Terminus Public Art Project, Nelson and Dunedin, NZ

2004       No Man's Land, Gallery 203, Arts Council, Nelson

2004       ¡®Nun,¡¯ The None Gallery, Dunedin

2002       Senior Thesis Exhibition, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine, USA

2002       Coaster Project, Destination the World, Trans-cultural Exchange, Global

2001       BFA Show, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, USA

2001       Art Auction, Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, ME

2000       Two Cents, Maine College of Art Gallery, Portland, ME

2000       Spring, Logan Gallery, Chautauqua, New York

1998       Paintings and Drawings, Blum, College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME

1997       Round Tower Exhibition, The Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Ireland



2002        The Maine College of Art, Portland, ME, USA                           

2000        Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, New York                                 

1998        College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine                                                 

1997        Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland                                                                    

1996        Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland      


2006       The Art of Peace, by Nicole Dupont, The Advocate. The Berkshires. USA

2006       Open to the Elements, Nelson Mail. Nelson, NZ

2005       Connections With The Land, Nelson Mail. NZ

2004       Linkages With The Land, Nelson Mail

2002       Centre for Cultural Exchange, Channel 13 News. Portland, Maine

2001       Performance Review, Casco Bay Weekly. Portland, Maine

2001       Emerging, Chautauqua School of the Arts Publications. Chautauqua, NY

2000       Brewery Watercolor on Six-packs, by Alice Giordano, Boston Globe. MA

2000       Art of Brewing and the Golden Lass, Casco Bay Weekly. Portland, Maine

1999       Island Bound, Channel 13 News. Brooksville, Maine


Milnthorpe Reserve, Golden Bay, NZ

Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA

Maine College of Art Library, Portland, ME

D.L. Geary Brewing Company, Portland, ME

Maine College of Art Sculpture Department, Portland, ME

Casco Bay State Pier, Portland, ME