Adam Watkins

Exhibitions

I am a St. Louis based  artist and an Instructor of Fine Art at East CentralCollege  (Union, Missouri). I graduated with an MFA in 2000 from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Canterbury, UK (BFA Webster University 1997). My work deals with the notions of the post-pop culture that we live in and the constant re-contextualization of it.  My new work deals with my own personal translations of Derrida's theories on Ontology regarding the future, the past, "ghosts", being and machines... 

I am also a contributor to the recently published book, Tour: Smart by Martin Atkins (PIL, Pigface, Killing Joke, NIN, The Damage Manual, Invisible Records Founder, Instructor at Columbia College etc.) alongside: Henry Rollins (Rollins Band, Black Flag, Radio DJ, Author, Actor), Cynthia Plastercaster  (artist, fan, collector, author, and rock/cockumentarian), Steve Blush (Author/Journalist), Chris Connelly (Ministry, The Revolting Cocks, and solo artist), Curse Mackey (vocalist, composer, art curator, DJ and producer), Jim Holihan (Al Gore's National Campaign Scheduler) and many, many more. 

 

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

January 2012

Visual Aids: Postcards From The Edge

Cheim & Read

New York, NY 

 

ECC Faculty Exhibition

Union, MO

 

9 Artists

Three Sinks Gallery

Webster Groves, MO 

 

 

 

 

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ON VIEW NOW

Electric Is The Love, Kranzberg Exhibition Series

Laumeier Sculpture Park

St. Louis, MO

 

 

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RECENT EXHIBITIONS

March 2011

Grouping

In Vitro

Lincoln, UK 

 

ID

Gallery at St. Martins

Lincoln, UK


Human Truths

The Gallery at Willesden Green, Brent Artists' Resource

London, UK    

 

February 2011

F.E.A.R.

Gulf Coast Community College

Panama City, FL  

 

January 2011

Visual Aids: Postcards From The Edge

CRG Gallery

New York, NY 

 

November 2010 

MAKE WORK NOW: All I Ask Of Myself Is That I Hold Together

SAIC: The School Of The Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

 

October 2010

Limited Edition

Three Sinks Gallery

Webster Groves, MO  

 

October 2010

To Cast A Shadow

Gallery Now

Washington, MO  

 

August 2010

NOW

Gallery Now

Washington, MO  

 

June 2010

Human Colours Music

International Leukemia Research Benefit

Athens, Greece 

 

February 2010

SHELTER

Three Sinks Gallery

Webster Groves, MO

 

February 2010

re(sound)

Webster University

St. Louis, MO  

 

January 2010

St. Louis Artists Benefit For Haiti

Three Sinks Gallery

Webster Groves, MO  

 

January 2010

Visual Aids: Postcards From The Edge

ZieherSmith

New York, NY 

 

December 2009

Adam Watkins: True Love Will Find You In The End

Three Sinks Gallery

Webster Groves, MO 

 

 

 

  

October 2009

COMMUNICATIONS

Elder Street Gallery

Houston, TX 

 

October 2009

InsideOutsideTheEdge

East Central College

Union, MO 

 

October 2009
INSPIRED ART
South Halsted Gallery

Chicago, IL 

  

April 2009

BLUE

East Central College

Union, MO 

 

April 2009

One Way

Art Center

Washington, MO 

 

March 2009

Cycles & Second Guessing

New Works by Adam Watkins and Jill Foote-Hutton

Art Center

Washington, MO 

 

January 2009
Visual Aids:
 Postcards From The Edge
Metro Pictures
NYC

September 2008
Shift/Focus new work by Adam Watkins
Three Rivers Community College, Tinnin Art Gallery
Poplar Bluff, MO

May 2008
Take Out
Ellen Curlee Gallery
STL, MO

March 2008
Live Performance
The Hope and Anchor
LON, UK

December 2007
Visual Aids: Postcards From The Edge
James Cohan Gallery
NYC

October 2007
Pretty In Pink
East Central College
Union, MO

August 2007
Who Watches The Watchers
Ellen Curlee Gallery
STL, MO

Feb 2007
(re)turn
East Central College
Union, MO

 

PAST EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE

 

Exchange (New Zealand), Masters Exhibition (Canterbury, UK), White Elephant, Brick Lane (London, UK), Sounds Of The Underground (Vienna, Austria), The Walkman Project (USA, UK), Why Won’t You Just Listen, Six Young Guns, Men, (wo)men, Art Cache (STL). Live performances have occurred across St. Louis, Chicago, IL, Columbia, MO, Canterbury, UK andLondon, UK, with some more planned for the St. Louis area and the UK in March.

 

 

Following is a list of exhibitions that I coordinated and/or curated at the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery at Webster University during my time as Gallery Coordinator.

 

September 2003

Drawn From Clay

Chinese Contemporary Ceramic Artists’ Drawings

 

October 2003

Joseph Garlock

 

November 2003

Webster U. Faculty Show

 

January 2004

2003-04 Visiting Artist Exhibition

Miruna Dragon

 

February 2004

Common Ground

Maire Kennedy

 

April 2004

Annual BA Exhibition

 

May 2004

Master Of Arts Thesis Exhibition

 

September 2004

Drawings and Prints from the University Collection

 

October 2004

Golden Hour

Danny Yahov-Brown

 

November 2004

Painting

Chris Dorland, Lauren Portada, Anne Seidman, Shane Simmons and Jered Sprecher

 

January 2005

Three Sculptors

Joe Chesla, John Watson and Stephen Yusko

 

February 2005

Constructing a Narrative

Kip Deeds

 

April 2005

Annual BA Exhibition

 

April 2005

Master Of Arts Thesis Exhibition

 

May 2005

Walk Two Moons

Sylvia Kummer

 

August 2005

Coming Home

Deborah Sigel

 

September 2005

Feels Like A Natural Woman

Whitney Lee and Allyson Mitchell

 

November 2005

Paper

Denise Green

 

December 2005

Threads of Protest

Robert “Stro” Strobridge

 

January 2006

New Work: Brittany Leuken

Sculpture: Mayumi Sarai

 

March 2006

The I-70 Show

 

April 2006

Annual BA Exhibition

 

May 2006

Master OF Arts Thesis Exhibition

 

Contact Me: adam.watkins@yahoo.com