ADAM WELCH: RESPLENDENT BOND
August 20th - September 30th, 2013
Nancy Dryfoos Gallery:
Monday - Thursday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday - Saturday: 10AM - 5PM
Sunday: 1PM - 5PM
Adam Welch is an artist whose work incorporates design, documentation and intervention to reference and look at history and material culture. The making of bricks and the subsequent artworks explore aesthetical and cultural value. His criticism is published internationally for Ceramics Art and Perception, the Log Book, Ceramics Monthly, and Clay Times.
Welch has participated in nineteen exhibitions in the United States over the past five years, including the NCECA Biennial (National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts) at the Tampa Museum of Art, a solo exhibition at Hunter College and Northwestern College, and several curated and invitational exhibitions throughout the United States. Additionally, in the last five years he has published fifteen scholarly essays and reviews in addition to two catalogue essays. His work has been featured in four books including The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay, Ceramic Sculptures and 500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Singular Works published by Lark Books, in the NCECA Biennial (Tampa Museum of Art) catalogue and has been reviewed in Ceramics Art and Perception, the Korean magazine Monthly Ceramic Art, and featured three times in Ceramics Monthly.
Welch began teaching at Princeton in 2010, when he was appointed Lecturer in the Visual Arts Program. Before coming to Princeton, he was the Assistant Director of Greenwich House Pottery in 2007 and promoted to Director in 2011 where he continues to work. Welch was born in Burke, Virginia and earned a BFA with a minor in Art Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2000 and a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 2003. He moved to Brooklyn, New York in 2003 and has been living in Hightstown, New Jersey since 2009 with his wife, Rachel and their two daughters, Amelie and Finley.