Education:              Columbia University, BFA, 1953

                                L’Ecole National d’Art Decoratif, Aubusson, France 1953-1954

Grants and             French Government  Fellowship, Fulbright Travel Grant to Aubusson  1953-1954.

    Awards:              CAPS Grant, 1972-1973, 1976-1977.

                                National Endowment for the Arts, Artiists Fellowship  1976-1979, 1984-1985.

                                Short-term Fellow in the Humanities, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1980.

                                Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1981-82.

                                American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Sculpture, 1984.

                                Design for Transportation National Awards, 1996.

                                Pritzker Foundation Fellowship, Djerassi Colony, Woodside, CA, 1997.

                                Richard Florsheim Foundation Grant, 2000.

                                Rockefeller Foundation Residency, Bellagio Study and Conference Center, Bellagio, Italy, 2002.

Teaching:               Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY 1960 to 1979.

                                California State College at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, 1965 (summer quarter).

                                Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 1979-1980.

                                The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, 1980-1986.      

Public                    Weatherspoon Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC.

Collections:         Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY.

                               Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, the Netherlands.

                               Museum of Art and Design, New York City.

                               Edward I Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS.

                               Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University, NJ.

                               Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

                               Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City.

                               Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City.

Site Sculpture:

1977                        Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA. (“Leveling”)

                                Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, Roslyn, NY. (“Adams’ House”)

1978                        Queensboro Community College, Bayside, NY. (“Three Structures on a Slope”)

1979                        Wave Hill, Riverdale, Bronx, NY. (“The Lost House”)

1980                        Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. (“Mound for Viewing Slope and Sky”)

1982                        Belmont Park, Dayton, OH. (“From the Center”)

1983                        Bemis Park, Omaha, NB. (“Vertical Up for OOIC”)

1985                        Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY. (“Blue Line”)

Permanent Commissions:          

1984                       Toledo Botanical Garden, Toledo, OH. “Small Park with Arches”

1990                       Bathgate Industrial Park, Bronx, NY.  “Glider Park,” Commissioned by the Art Program

                                          of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

1991                       Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.  “The Roundabout,”  A Percent-for-Art

                                          Project of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia.

1992                       P.S 12, Brooklyn, NY.  “African Garden,” a percent-for-art project of the NYC Board of

                                         Education and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

1992                       The Riverview Hospital for Children and Youth, Middletown, CT. “The River,”

                                         a Percent-for-Art project of the Connecticut Council on the Arts.

1994                       Denver International Airport, Denver, CO. “Beaded Circle Crossing,” a percent-for-Art

                                          project of the City of Denver,

1994-95                  Ronkonkoma Station of the Long Island Railroad, “Planting.” A project of the New York City

                                         Metropolitan Transit Authority.

1997                       University of Texas at San Antonio,  “Healer’s Spring,” a project of the University of Texas.

2000                       University of Delaware, Newark, DE. “Scroll Circle.” University of Delaware Art

                                         Program special project.

2005                       Montclair State University Station at Little Falls, NJ. “Habitat.”  A project of the Arts-in Transit

                                          Program of New Jersey Transit.

2007                       Veteran’s Memorial Home, Vineland, NJ. “Wall of the Tides.”  A percent-for-art

                                          project of the New Jersey Council on the Arts.

Design Team and Master Planning:

1985-1990             Downtown Seattle Transit Project, Seattle, WA.  Five artist and architect collaborations

                                   on Art Master Plan.  Specific projects: “Trellis, Stage and Zodiac Paving,”  International District

                                   Station (Adams, Hartnett, Ishii,)  “Entrance Plaza” with “Marquees,” (Adams, Spitzer, Mackie)

1988                      Lawrence, MA.  “Worker’s Place”  Park plan (with Walker Kluesing Architects and Carlos Dorien

                                   and John Chandler) “Passport Pavilion” (Adams/Dorrien) “Worker’s Memory Wall” (Adams)

1998-1990            MetroLink Transit System, St. Louis, MO.  Six artists collaborated with architects and engineers

                                   in design of new system through downtown St. Louis.

1992                      Midland Metro Light Rail, (Centro Transit System) Birmingham, England. Adams, Jack Mackie

                                    and Geoff Wood collaborated with system architects  in a design manual for the new system.

1994                     “Haizuka Dam Earthwork Project,” Soryocho, Japan.  Adams and Alan Finkel represented the

                                   US at this landscape planning session and workshop attended by engineers, botanists and


2002-2008            Charlotte Area Transit System, Charlotte, NC.  Art Master Plan (Adams and Marek Ranis,)

                              Collaboration in design phase with Greg Leonard of Sasaki Associates in inclusion of special pavings,

                              planting schemes and seating throughout the system.             

One Person Exhibitions:

1963                     J Blumenfeld Gallery, New York City

1973, 74                55 Mercer Gallery, New York City

1979-81                 Hal Bromm Gallery, New York City

1980                      Artemesia Gallery, Chicago, IL.

1983                      Dag Hammerskjold Plaza, New York City.

2000                      Lehman College Gallery, New York City.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

1957                       “Tapestries,” Bertha Schaefer Gallery, New York, NY.

1958                       “Fulbright  Designers,” Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, NY.

1961                       “American Tapestries,” Victoria and Albert Museum, London, England

1963                       “Woven Forms,” Museum of contemporary Crafts, New York, NY

1966                      “Eccentric Abstraction,” Fischbach Gallery, New York, NY.

1971                      “Sculpture Annual,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

                              “Penthouse Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

                              “Artists at Work,” Finch College Museum, New York, NY.

1972                      “American Woman Artists’ Show,” Kunthaus, Hamburg, Germany.

1973                      “Biennial,” Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

1974                      “Painting and Sculpture Today,” Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana.

1976                      “Four Sculptors,” (Adams, Aycock,Ferrara, Miss), Williams  College, Williamstown, MA.

1977                      “Wood,” Nassau County Museum of Fine Art, Roslyn, New York.

1978                      “Architectural Analogues,” Whitney Museum Downtown, New York, NY.

                              “Dwellings,” Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennyslvania, Philadelphia, PA.

1979                      “The Artist’s View,” Wave Hill, Riverdale, NY.

1980                      “Special Project Installation,” PS 1, Long Island City, NY.

                              “Architectural References,” Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA.

1984                      “An International Survey of Painting and Sculpture,” The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

                              “Exhibition of Award Recipients,”  American Institute of Arts and Letters, New York, NY.

1985                      “Builtwork/Installation,” Sarah Lawrence College Gallery and campus, Bronxville, N.Y.

1986                      “American Abstract Artists (1936-86),”  Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY..

1987                      “Standing Ground: Sculpture by American Women,” Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH.

1988                      “Westside Waterfront Competition: Prizewinning Entries,” (with Alan Finkel),

                                         Municipal Art Society, Urban Center, New York City,

1994                      “Art en Route, MTA Arts for Transit,” Payne-Webber Gallery, New York, NY.

                              “Art for Learning,” Projects commissioned by the New York City Board of Education,

                                       Municipal Art Society,  Urban Center, New York, NY.

1997                      “A Long Look at Fifth Avenue” (with Ken Smith), Municipal Art Society, New York, NY.

1998                      “Abstraction,” Edwin I. Ulrich Museum, Wichita, KS.                  

2000                     “Earthworks on Paper,” 831 Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA.

2005                     “Optical Simulations,” American Abstract Artists’ annual, Yellowbird Gallery, Newburgh, NY.

2008                     “Decoys, Complexes and Triggers: Feminism and Land Art of the 1970’s,” Sculpture Center, NYC.

2010                     “Artpark 1974 to 1984,” University of Buffalo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

2011                     “Splendor of Dynamic Structure: Celebrating 75 years of the American Abstract Artists,”

                                       Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

                             “American Abstract Artists: 75 Years,” OK Harris Gallery, NewYork City, NY.

2012                     “Materializing “Six Years”: Lucy Lippard and the Emergence of Conceptual Art,”

                                       Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY.

Selected Bibliography - Periodicals:

1960                      “New Talent,” Art in America, Number 1, p. 45, p. 50, illus.

                              Gloria Finn, “Alice Adams: the Fiber as Pattern” (feature article) Craft Horizons,

                                           Volume XX, No. 3, May to June, pps. 16-20 (feature article and cover.)

1963                      Rose Slivka, “The New Tapestry,” Craft Horizons, March - April, pps. 10-11, volume XXIII, No. 2.

                              “Sculpture Tessute,”  Domus, November, 408

1967                      Barbara Kafka, “The Woven Structures of Alice Adams,” Craft Horizons, March-April
                                            volume XVII, No. 22, pps. 14-17 (feature article.)

1974                      Peter Schjeldahl. “A Journey Well Worth Making,” The New York Times, January 20.

                             John Perreaut. “Concrete, Lath and Blue Silk,” The Village Voice, January 24. 

1979                     John Ashbery.  “The Sculptures of Summer,” New York Magazine, July 23.

                             Lucy Lippard.  “The Abstract Realism of Alice Adams,” Art in America, September (feature article.)

                             Lenore Malen. “Alice Adams,” Arts, volume 53, #9, May, p.13 (feature article.)

                             April Kingsley, “Art,” The Village Voice, January 29.

1981                     Cynthia Nadelman. “Alice Adams” (New York Reviews) Art News, November , Vol. 80 #9

1982                     Michelle Cone. “L”Invasion neo-expressioniste a New York.” Vie des Arts, Volume XXVI, #5 (Photo.)

                             Kate Linker. “Princeton: Alice Adams,” Artforum, Volume XX, #9, November, (photo.)

1987                     Glen Weiss. “Seattle Art in the Tunnel,” Progressive Architecture, November, pps. 23-28.

1990                     Donald J. Canty. “Sparkling Station,” Record Lighting (supplement to Architectural Record)

                                          pages 28 to 31 and cover

1992                     “Jefferson in Philadelphia,” Landscape Architecture

2000                     William Zimmer. “Scale Models of Projects that Grace Cities,” The New York Times, Sun. 4/9, p. 6.

                             Jonathan Goodman. “Alice Adams,” Sculpture, volume 19, #8, October, p.62.

                             Barbara McAdam. “Alice Adams,” Art News (NY Reviews) Volume 99, #8

2001                     “Commissions: Alice Adams,” (Scroll Circle), Sculpture, volume 21,#8, October.

2005                     “Commissions: Alice Adams,” (Habitat), Sculpture, volume 24, #7, September.

2008                     Karen Rosenberg. “This Land is Her Land (and Her Artwork Too),” [Review of “Decoys,Complexes,

                                        Triggers, etc.] The New York Times, Friday, June 13.

                             Suzann Boettger, “Excavating Land Art by Women in the 1970’s: Discoveries and Oversights,”

                                        Sculpture, November.




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