Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Adam Chapman

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: Alameda, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2006

Video artist and painter Adam Chapman seeks to merge contemporary technology with the traditional medium of drawing to explore the dynamic formation of imagery through seemingly arbitrary patterns.

His “Starling Drawings” pull together the simplicity of observing birds in flight and the natural phenomena of the starling flight pattern.

He has worked as a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome and has had work featured in exhibitions at the American Museum of the Moving Image (Queens, New York), Fundacao Armando Álvares Penteado (Sao Paulo, Brazil), and Carnegie Art Center (Buffalo, New York), among other venues.

He received his B.A. in aesthetics from University of Redlands and his M.F.A. in writing from New School University. Chapman grew up just outside of Honolulu, and now lives in Los Angeles. He has taught at Yale, NYU, and Parsons New School for Design.

At MacDowell, he finished two generative video installations: Legible Nature; Fate is an Afterthought, and Diagram of the Dynamics of the Physical Embodiment of Desire.

Recent shows include a solo show at 911 Media Arts in Seattle, and group shows at Fundacao Armando Álvares Penteado in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Mallorca, Spain; Kasia Kay Art Projects in Chicago; Wynick/Tuck Gallery in Toronto, Canada; and the Carnegie Art Center in Buffalo, NY.


New Hampshire

Adam Chapman worked in the New Hampshire studio.

New Hampshire Studio, originally named Peterborough Studio, was given to MacDowell by Mr. and Mrs. William Schofield, Mrs. H. A. Chamberlain, Mrs. Andrew Draper, and Miss Ruth Cheney. The studio was renamed in 1943. The Gilbert Verney Foundation established an endowed maintenance fund in 1990, and a bequest in memory of MacDowell Fellow Victor Candell underwrote the…

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