HANK ADAMS

b. 1956

CURRICULUM VITAE

   BIOGRAPHY                

EDUCATION

1981-84  Tennessee Technological University / Cookeville, TN

1981        Pilchuck School / Stanwood, WA

1980        Penland School / Spruce Pine, NC

1978        BFA Painting / Rhode Island School of Design / Providence, RI

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2003        Fire and Form / Norton Museum of Art / Palm Beach, FL

2001        Creativity and Collaboration: Pilchuck Glass School at 30 / SeaTac Airport / Seattle, WA

2000        Creativity and Collaboration: Pilchuck Glass School's 30 Years, Bumbershoot 2000 / Seattle Center / Seattle, WA

1999        Glass! Glorious Glass! / National Museum of American Art, The Renwick Gallery / Washington, DC

1997        The Glass Skin / Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art / Sapporo, Japan

                 The Glass Skin (catalog), traveling exhibition:

                         Shimonoseki City Art Museum / Shimonoseki, Japan

                         Museum of Fine Arts / Gifu, Japan

                         The Corning Museum of Glass / Kunstmuseum, Dusseldorf

                         Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg / Coburg, Germany

                 Glass Today: American Studio Glass from Cleveland Collections (catalog) / Cleveland Museum of Art / Cleveland, OH

1996        Venezia Aperto Vetro (catalog) / The Museo Correr / Venice, Italy

1994        Contemporary Cast Glass / San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum / San Francisco, CA

1993        Tiffany to Ben TrĂ©, A Century of Glass (catalog) / Milwaukee Art Museum / Milwaukee, WI

                 The Art of Contemporary Glass / J.B. Speed Art Museum / Louisville, KY

                 Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection (catalog) / Toledo Museum of Art / Toledo, OH

                 Maximizing the Minimum: Small Glass Sculpture / Museum of American Glass / Millville, NJ

1991        World Glass Now (catalog) / Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art / Sapporo, Japan

                Studio Glass: Selections form the David Jacob Chodorkoff Collection / Detroit Institute of Art / Detroit, MI

                 National Object Invitational / Arkansas Arts Center Decorative Arts Museum / Little Rock, AR

1988        World Glass Now (catalog) / Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art / Sapporo, Japan

1987        Poetry of the Physical (catalog) / American Craft Museum / New York, NY

                 New American Glass / Huntington Museum / Huntington, WV

                 Saxe Collection (catalog) / Oakland Museum / Oakland, CA

                The Eloquent Object (catalog) / Tulsa Museum of Art / Tulsa, OK

1986        Contemporary Glass / Louisville Art Gallery / Louisville, KY

                 Illinois Regional Invitational / Southern Illinois University / Edwardsville, IL

                Visiting Artists Exhibition / Krannert Art Museum / Champaign, IL

1985        Translucid Sculpture / Public Art Trust / Washington, DC

                In Celebration of Glass / Great American Gallery / Atlanta, GA

                 Three Dimensions / University of Texas / El Paso, TX

1983        Six Plus Twelve / Pyramid Arts Center / Rochester, NY

                 Group Show / Murray State University / Murray, KY

1982        The Fine Art of Private Commissions / George Washington University / Washington, DC

                 Group Show / Oak Ridge Center / Oak Ridge, TN

                 Contemporary Blown Glass / Museum of Fine Arts / St. Petersburg, FL

1981        Contemporary Glass / National Museum of Modern Art / Kyoto, Japan

                 Sharp Edge / Appalachian Center / Smithville, TN

                Americans in Glass (catalog) / Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum / Wausau, WI

                 Glass Routes (catalog) . De Cordova Museum / Lincoln, MA

1980        Faculty Collects / Moore College of Art / Philadelphia, PA

 

AWARDS & HONORS

2003        New York State Arts Fellowship (NYSFA) Grant

2001        Wheaton Fellowship, Creative Glass Center of America, Millville, NJ

1993        Empire State Crafts Alliance Grant

1992        Shimonoseki City Art Museum Prize

1990        National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1988        National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1986        National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship

1985-86  S.W.E.A. Travel Grant, Sweden

1984        Fragile Art, First Place, Sculpture

 

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Arkansas Arts Center Decorative Arts Museum / Little Rock, AR

Birmingham Museum of Art / Birmingham, AL

Brooks Museum / Memphis, TN

Contemporary Arts Center / Honolulu, HI

Corning Museum of Glass / Corning, NY

Detroit Institute of Art / Detroit, MI

Glas Museum / Frauenau, Germany

Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art / Sapporo, Japan

Honolulu Academy of Art / Honolulu, HI

Kunstmuseum / Dusseldorf, Germany

Speed Art Museum / Louisville, KY

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum / Wausau, WI

Mint Museum of Craft and Design / Charlotte, NC

Musee des Arts Decoratifs / Lausanne, Switzerland

Oberglas Museum / Barnbach, Austria

Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution / Washington, D.C.

Shimonoseki City Art Museum / Yamaguchi, Japan

State Foundation on Culture and the Arts / Honolulu, HI

Toledo Museum of Art / Toledo, OH

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Oatman, Michael. Hank Murta Adams, Chaos and Control, Glass Magazine, Summer 2005, pp. 52-61 (cover).

Keyser, Lynn. Glass Act, Life Style, Summer 2005, pp. 42-46.

Perreault, John. Hank Murta Adams, American Craft Magazine, Dec 04/Jan 05, pp. 48-51

Warmus, William. Castings: Hank Murta Adams, Glass Magazine, Spring 1997, Volume 66, pp. 34-39

Bjonland, Karen. Material Departure, The Daily Gazette, November 26, 1999, page D3

Brandt, Beverly K. The Collection of Sara and David Lieberman, American Craft Magazine Feb/March 2002. pp. 73.

Gallery, American Craft Magazine Feb/March 2002. pp. 96.

Lauren, Stacey. Art of Craft, Metroland, January 6-12, 2000, page 43

Updike, Robin. Hank Murta Adams: Elliott Brown Gallery (review), Seattle Times, January 14, 1999, p17.

Kangas, Matthew. The Rematerialization of the Art Object, Sculpture, July/August 1996, pp. pp. 24-27. (Cover)

Kangas, Matthew. Hank Murta Adams: Elliott Brown Gallery, (review) Sculpture, September 1996, pp. 67-68, illus.  page 68.

Warmus, William. Castings:: Hank Murta Adams, Glass Magazine, Spring 1997, Volume 66, pp. 34-39.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2001-present   Creative Consultant / Creative Glass Center of America / Millville, NJ

 

2002        Faculty / Ox-Bow School, Art Institute of Chicago / Saugatuck, MI

                 Visiting Artist / California Polytechnic State University / San Luis Obispo, CA

1999        Visiting Artist / UrbanGlass / Brooklyn, NY

                 Faculty / Pilchuck Glass School / Stanwood, WA

1997        Center for Creative Studies / Detroit, MI

                 Visiting Artist / Vermont Studio Center / Johnson, VT

1996        Center for Creative Studies / Detroit, MI

                 University of Hawaii / Honolulu, HI

                 Faculty / Ox-Bow School, Chicago Art Institute / Saugatuck, MI

                 Visiting Artist / Rhode Island School of Design / Providence, RI.

                 Visiting Artist / Tyler School of Art, Temple University / Philadelphia, PA

                 Visiting Artist / Penn State University, Reading Campus / Reading, PA

1995        Visiting Artist / Urban Glass / Brooklyn, NY

1994-96  Faculty / Pilchuck Glass School / Stanwood, WA

1991        Visiting Artist / Cranbrook Educational Community / Bloomfield Hills, MI

1989-90  Visiting Artist / Oberglas Barnbach, Austria

1988-94  Principle Designer / Blenko Glass Co. / Milton, WV

1988        University of Alabama / Tuscaloosa, AL

1987        Center for Creative Studies / Detroit, MI

1986        Visiting Artist / University of Illinois / Urbana, IL

1985        Visiting Artist / Art Park / Lewiston, NY

1984        Visiting Artist / Toledo Museum School / Toledo, OH

1982        University of Hawaii / Honolulu, HI

 

 

Hank was a student of Dale Chihuly at the Rhode Island School of Design. He graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a B.F.A. in painting in 1978, and continued his education at Tennessee Technological University, Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina and Pilchuck Glass School in Washington. Continuing to work as an independent artist, Hank also served as head designer for the Blenko Glass Company for six years.

 

Hank has also worked consistently over the years as an educator at schools and universities ranging from the Toledo Museum School; UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, NY; University of Hawaii; the Center for Creative Studies, Detroit; the Ox-Bow School, Chicago Art Institute, in Saugatuck, MI; and the Pilchuck School, in Stanwood, WA. Adams has been awarded three Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and is a recent recipient of a fellowship award from the New York State Arts Council. Hank also currently sits on the Creative Glass Center of America Advisory Board.

 

His work has been featured in numerous one-man exhibitions ranging from J&L Lobmeyr Glass in Vienna, Austria; Remnant: Hank Adams, at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY; the Elliot Brown Gallery in Seattle; Dorothy Weiss Gallery in San Francisco; Heller Gallery in NYC; Marx-Saunders Gallery in Chicago, and the Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. Adams’ work was also selected for Creativity and Collaboration: Pilchuck Glass School at 30 in Seattle, WA, in 2000. Other group shows range from the triennial traveling exhibition, Americans in Glass, to World Glass Now, held in 1988 at the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; and the Glass Skin, a traveling exhibit organized by the Corning Museum of Glass. Hank also worked on Fellowship at the Creative Glass Center of America in 2001.

 

 

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