Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
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Artist Details


Dennis Adams was born in 1948 in Des Moines, IA. He received his BFA from Drake University in Des Moines, IA in 1969 and his MFA from the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA in 1971. Adams has been the subject of several solo exhibitions, including Building Against Image, The Alternative Museum, New York, NY (1987); Réservoir, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, Montréal, Canada (1992); Freeload, Mies van der Rohe Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain (2004); and Dennis Adams: In the Red & Walking on Wolves, Kent Fine Art, New York, NY (2016). He has also participated in many group exhibitions, including Artwords and Bookworks, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (1978); Light Constructions, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY (1996); Categorically Speaking, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (2003); and Le Point, Marseille Museum of Contemporary Art, Marseilles, Franca (2013). Adams currently teaches at The Cooper Union in New York, NY.

Bio updated as of 2023.

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