Lives & Works in Pennsylvania, USA
Anne Adams is well known for her ceramics which explore the legacies of colonialism and Westernization on the African continent as a whole, and more specifically on their impacts in Nigeria. Her process straddles figuration and abstraction, engaging an intuitive vocabulary of form, colour, and texture. Hand building by coil allows Adams to create with an impulsiveness, and to push the structural boundaries of her materials.
She is currently a graduate candidate of Ceramics at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art, and Architecture. Adams graduated with a BSc in Economics from Babcock University, Nigeria in 2015. She has exhibited widely, and is a recipient of several awards and fellowships including the 2023 NCECA Multicultural Fellowship, 2023 Haystack Open Studio Residency, 2023 Haystack summer Workshop, and the 2023 Simone Leigh Zenobia Award, Watershed Centre for the Ceramic Art. Adams recently participated in the group exhibition, Clay Holds Water at the Contemporary Arts Center, in Cincinnati Ohio, USA.
Anne Adams will be presented by Affinity Gallery.