Adam Frelin

 

afrelin@albany.edu / adfrelin@gmail.com
www.adamfrelin.com

 

Education

MFA, 2001, Studio Art, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
BFA, 1997, Studio Art, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

 

Current Educational Employment

2012 - present, Associate Professor
SUNY University at Albany, Albany, NY

2006 - 2012, Assistant Professor
SUNY University at Albany, Albany, NY

 

Previous Educational Employment

2001 - 2004, Visiting Assistant Professor       
Webster University, St. Louis, MO

2002, Visiting Assistant Professor
Webster University, Vienna, Austria

1998 - 2001, Instructor of Record / Teaching Assistant
University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

 

Related Employment

1997 - 1998, Studio Assistant
Morgan Henry Photography, Portland, OR  

1994 - 1995, Instructor
Learning Through Art Program, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

1992, Intern
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

 

Selected Recent Activites

2017, Public Art Network Award, Americans for the Arts
(Award Recipient)

2017, Individual Artist Award, Santo Foundation
(Award Recipient)

2017, Air Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills, GA
(Artist Residency)

2017, "Creative Partnerships in Public Art" Americans for the Arts Convention (Public Art Pre-Conference), San Francisco, CA
(Panel Presenter)

2017, "Preservation Conversations: Breathing Lights," Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
(Visiting Lecturer)

2017, Atlanta Contemporary Museum, Atlanta, GA
(Visiting Lecturer)

2017, "Projects We Love," by Karen Olson, Public Art Review, Spring/Summer
(Published Article)

2016, Breathing Lights, Cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy
(Commissioned Multi-City Art Installation)

2016, President's Award for Exemplary Public Engagement, SUNY University at Albany
(Award Recipient)

2016, All Night Wrong, Project Space LS 43, Berlin, Germany
(Group Exhibition)

2016, Light Year 13: The Body Prevails, Manhattan Bridge, New York, NY
(Video Screening)

2016, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK
(Visiting Lecturer)

2016, City Age Summit: The New American City, Rochester, NY
(Guest Speaker)

2016, "Shining a Light on Cities' Abandoned Properties, From the Inside Out," by Jane Gottlieb, New York Times, November 26
(Published Article)

2016, "Can an art project (finally) save a neighborhood?" by Geoff Edgers, The Washington Post, October 30
(Published Article)

 

Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2014, From Within the Flesh of the World (with Rena Leinberger and curated by Eileen Jeng), Radiator Gallery, New York, NY
October 25 – December 13

2009, DIVINER, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
May 1 – August, 8

2008, Winners, Factions, and Thieves, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
March 21 – May 3

2006, Recent Projects, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
October 16 – November 3

2006, Minor Anomalies, Found and Created, Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art, Las Cruces, NM
August 4 – September 30

2006, Worn White, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
March 10 – April 1

2005, B-flat (collaboration with Shun-Ichi Ogawa), Voice Gallery, Kyoto, Japan
January 14 – January 31

2004, Spotlight / White Heat / Airborne, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
July 16 – August 22

2004, Window Replacements, Park Proposals, and Water Rerouting Initiatives, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
January 16 – March 14

2003, Platform, Mercer Union, Toronto, Canada
July 3 – August 2

2003, Eviscerating, Saint Louis University Museum of Art, Saint Louis, MO
February 4 – April 20

2003, The Placard Box and the Equalizer, Bonsack Gallery, St. Louis, MO
January 17 – February 24

2001, Water Rerouting Initiatives & Hypothetical Public Proposals, Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, MO
October 5 – November 2

2000, Water Rerouting Initiatives, Visual Arts Gallery, University of California, San Diego, CA
April 1- April 30

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016, All Night Wrong, Project Space LS 43, Berlin, Germany
September 17 – November 5

2015, Translations for Co-conspirators, DAC Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
November 12 – December 23

2015, Mind the Gap II, Backerstrasse4 Gallery, Vienna, Austria
February 17 – March 29

2014, Art in Odd Places: The Artifacts, Governor’s Island, NY
September 13 – 28

2013, Environmental Art Biennial, I-Park, East Haddam, CT
September 22 – August 31, 2014

2013, Made in Mourning, Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH
September 13 – December 20

2013, The Left Over Method, La Coueuvre, Paris, France
September 20 – October 27

2013, Art in Odd Places, Public Performance Festival, 14th Street, New York, NY
October 11 - 20

2013, Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood, Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA
June 22 – October 31

2013, Two Kinds of Funny, University of Montevallo Art Gallery, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL; Shepard University Art Gallery, Shepard University, Shepardstown, WV; Atrium Gallery, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
September 5 – 26, October 14 – November 15, January 9 –  31, 2014

2012, Uncommon Denominator, Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
September 15 – December 1

2012, Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg, Russia
September 12 – October 22

2012, Together Again, Radiator Gallery, New York, NY
March 2 – March 20, 2012

2011, SLOWWALKER, Provincetown Green Arts Festival, Provincetown, MA
April 15 – April 24

2009, Magnetic Landscape, Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA
March 14 – June 7 

2009, This is the Future before it Happened, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
February 7 – March 14

2009, browser,inter-actor,coauthor,producer,nomad, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA
July 10 - July 28

2009, Uncharted, University Art Museum, University at Albany, Albany, NY
September 15 - December 13

2008, Evergreen Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Johns Hopkins Univeristy, Baltimore, MD
May 4 – September 28

2008, Ukrainian Citizens and Strangers, Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA
March 14 – April 18

2007, Six Degrees of Separation, City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA
August 12 – September 21

2006, Glitch, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
June 9 – July 1

2006, The Drop, Exit Art, New York, NY
April 8 – June 10

2006, Dwelling: Memory, Architecture, and Place, Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, MA
June 24 – October 31

2005, Traffic, Exit Art, New York, NY
October 1 – December 23

2003, Show 21, Champion Fine Arts, Brooklyn, NY
September 24 – October 19

2003, A River Half Empty, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT
June 1 – August 31

2003, Passing Water, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada
July 17 - August 28

2003, Taste 0-20, Praterstrasse Gallery, Vienna, Austria
May 1 -10

2002, 305.21 Miles: The Distance Between Us (Part One), Dupreau Gallery, Chicago, IL
November 1 – December 14

2002, 305.21 Miles: The Distance Between Us (Part Two), Fort Gondo, St. Louis, MO
October 19 – November 9

2002, Group Show of St. Louis Artists, Crowe T. Brooks Gallery, St. Louis, MO
March 15 – April 10

2001, Critical Mass Exhibition, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
October 2 - 5

2000    Art InTents, Hahamonga Watershed Park, Los Angeles, CA
October 7 - 8

1999, Playful Exploration, City of Carlsbad Sculpture Garden, Carlsbad, CA
February 6 – March 31

1999, Group Sculpture Show, Debra Owen Gallery, San Diego, CA
August 9 – September 4

1999, 10th National Juried Exhibition, Viridian Gallery, New York, NY
January 3 – January 28

1999, College Art Association MFA Juried Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
February 1 – February 28

 

Commissions

2016, Breathing Lights, Cities of Albany, Schenectady and Troy, NY
October 1 – November 30

2014, Crier, The Last Billboard project, Pittsburgh, PA
May 7 – June 15

2012, Firefall, LaFarge Cement Plant, Ravena, NY
June 2

2007, White Line for Tokyo, International House of Japan, Tokyo
March 1 – May 6

2003, Escape Trails, Henry Lay Sculpture Park, Louisiana, MO
June - present

2001, WRI: Sushi Fountain, Sushi Art and Performance Space, San Diego, CA
January 4 – January 27

 

Screenings

2016, Light Year 13: The Body Prevails, Manhattan Bridge, New York, NY
May 5

2014, How are We Not Crushed By the Weight of Being Watched, The Sunview, New York, NY
June 25

2012, Angelholm International Video Art Festival, Angelholm, Sweden
April 26 - 28

2011, Out of the Woods, Regina Rex, New York, NY
May 19

2011, Disaster Special (abroad and at home), White Slab Palace, New York, NY
April 18

2010, Seven Easy Steps: Scientific Discoveries, Horton Gallery, New York, NY
March 29

2010, Seven Easy Steps: Technological Innovations, Horton Gallery, New York, NY
January 4

2008, Ukrainian Citizens and Strangers, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, CA
March 7

2008, Our Friends Are Electric: At Play, Fed Square, Melbourne, Australia
April 17

2007, The Faction, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
December 13

2007, The Faction, Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev
May 30

2006, Being Here, Optica, Montreal, Canada
November 4

2006, Reckless Behavior, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA
April 19

2004, Pulse, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
March 26

2004, Best of Aurora Picture Show (Volume 2 Tour), BallRoom Marfa, Marfa TX; Wiggle Room, San Antonio, TX; The Orange Show’s Cinema al Fresco, Houston, TX; Motion   Media Arts, Austin, TX; Machine Project, Los Angeles, CA; Mini Cine, Shreveport, LA,
March – August

2003, Video Mundi, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
February 4 – 7

 

Publications

2014, The Photographer’s Playbook: 307 Assignments and Ideas, Aperture (publisher)

2009, DIVINER, Adam Frelin, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE (publisher)

2009, Plum Velvet, Maria Finn, Danish Arts Council, Copenhagen, Denmark (publisher)

2007, Trees Hit By Cars, Adam Frelin, Edition PS, Vienna, Austria (publisher)

2000, Search for Art, Search for Art Committee, Mandarin Duck, Milan, Italy (publisher)

 

Grants, Fellowships, & Academic Awards

2017, Public Art Network Award, Americans for the Arts

2017, Individual Artist Award, Santo Foundation

2016, Presidential Innovation Fund for Research and Scholarship Award, SUNY University at Albany

2016, President's Award for Exemplary Public Engagement, SUNY University at Albany

2015, Public Art Challenge Grant, Bloomberg Philanthropies ($1 Million project grant recipient)

2015, Artists' Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts

2011, Individual Development Award, United University Professions

2010, Distribution Grant, New York State Council on the Arts

2009, Artists’ Fellowship, New York Foundations for the Arts

2009, Faculty Research Awards Program Grant, SUNY University at Albany

2007, Public Art Network Award, Americans for the Arts

2007, Faculty Research Awards Program Grant, SUNY University at Albany

2006, Alpert Ucross Residency Prize, Alpert Award in the Arts  

2006, Sleipnir Grant, Nordic Council of Ministers  

2004 - 2005, US/Japan Creative Artists Program Grant, National Endowment of the Arts

2004, Great Rivers Biennial Visual Arts Award, Gateway Foundation

2002, Public Art Project Grant, Gunk Foundation

2000 - 2001, Professional Development Fellowship for Artists, College Art Association

1999, Russell Grant, University of California, San Diego

1998 - 2000, San Diego Fellowship, University of California, San Diego

1997, APASCUP Photography Fellowship, Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA

1997, Jen Pomplun Sculpture Award, Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA

1992, Anna Ferrere Young Artists Scholarship, Grove City High School, Grove City, PA

 

Artist Residencies

2017, Air Serenbe, Chattahoochee Hills, GA

2015, Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2008, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

2007, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan

2007, Ucross Foundation, Ucross, WY

2006, Helsinki International Artists Program, Helsinki, Finland

2006, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

2005, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

2005, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

2005, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Desert Research Station, Hinkley, CA  

2005, Jentel Foundation, Banner, WY

2003, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

2002, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME

2002, Atlantic Center for the Arts (with Dennis Oppenheim), New Smyrna Beach, FL

2001, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

 

Conferences and Lectures

2017, Americans for the Arts Convention (Public Art Pre-Conference), San Francisco, CA, "Creative Partnerships in Public Art," Panel Presenter

2017, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, "Preservation Conversations: Breathing Lights," Visiting Lecturer

2017, Atlanta Contemporary Museum, Atlanta, GA, Visiting Lecturer

2016, City Age Summit: The New American City, Rochester, NY, Guest Speaker

2016, Siena College, Albany, NY, Visiting Lecturer

2016, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Visiting Lecturer

2016, The College of St. Rose, Albany, NY, Visiting Lecturer

2015, Carnegie Mellon University, Visiting Lecturer

2014, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Visiting Lecturer

2012, International Sculpture Center Conference, Chicago, IL, “Old School Process vs. Conceptual Methods: A New Paradigm of Putting Concept and Process Together in Sculpture Education,” panel presenter

2012, Bulgarian Consulate, New York, NY, Visiting Lecturer

2011, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, Visiting Lecturer

2010, University of Northern Texas, Denton, TX, Visiting Lecturer

2009, College Art Association, Los Angeles, “Solid into Liquid: Revising the Sculpture Curriculum,” panel presenter

2009, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, Visiting Lecturer

2009, Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA, Visiting Lecturer

2008, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI, Visiting Lecturer

2008, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, Visiting Lecturer

2008, Snow College, Ephraim, UT, Visiting Lecturer

2008, York University, Toronto, ON, Visiting Lecturer

2008, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto, ON, Visiting Lecturer

2007, Outpost for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA, Visiting Lecturer

2007, Contemporary Center for the Arts, Kiev, Ukraine, Visiting Lecturer

2007, International House of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, Visiting Lecturer

2006, Auburn University, 2006, Auburn, AL, Visiting Lecturer

2006, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, Visiting Lecturer

2005, Brown University, Providence, RI, Visiting Lecturer

2005, ArchiReview Exhchange, Osaka, Japan, "Rerouting Initiatives: Two Lecture by Adam Frelin," main presenter

2005, College Art Association, Atlanta, GA, “Temporary Action: Contemporary Public Art Practices,” panel co-chair

2004, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Visiting Lecturer

2004, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Visiting Lecturer

2002, Southeastern College Art Conference, Mobile, AL, “The Next Generation: SECAC’s Newest Artist-Educators,” panel presenter

2001, College Art Association Conference, Chicago, IL, “Professional Development Fellow Presentations,” panel presenter

 

Selected Bibliography

Karen Olson, “Projects We Love: Select Recent Works,” Public Art Review, Spring/Summer, 2017

Jane Gottlieb, “Shining a Light on Cities’ Abandoned Properties, From the Inside Out,” New York Times, November 26, 2016

Charles Duncan, “Breathing Lights,” Brooklyn Rail, November 1, 2016

Geoff Edgers, “Can an art project (finally) save a neighborhood?” The Washington Post, October 30, 2016

Kate Abbey-Lambertz, “Artists Turn Hundreds of Abandoned Homes into ‘Living Creatures,’” Huffington Post, October 19, 2016

Erin Blakemore, “This Art Project Breathes Life into Blighted Buildings,” Smithsonian, October 5, 2016

Daniel McDermon, “Bloomberg Names Winners of Public-Art Grants,” The New York Times, June 23, 2015

Priscilla Frank, “Four Public Artworks Set To Make Waves Across America,” Huffington Post, June 23, 2015

Geoff Edgers, “Can $1 million from Bloomberg help the former ‘murder capital’ become an artsy dining destination?,” The Washington Post, June 23, 2015

Casey Quackenbush, “Bloomberg Philanthropies Names Four Cities Winners of Public Art Challenge,” Observer, June 24, 2015

Christine Temin, “In Residence at Chesterwood,” Sculpture, October, 2013

Nadine Wasserman, "Explorers," Metroland, September 16 - 22, 2009

Catherine Y. Hsieh, “Magnets and Gravity,” NY Arts, July/August 2008

Michael O’Sullivan, “Nature Pushes Back Against Man,” Washington Post, August 15, 2008

Laura Dillon, “White Line (Tokyo),” Sculpture, June 2007

David Bonetti, "50 International Emerging Artists," Contemporary Magazine, 2006 Annual Issue

Cate McQuaid, “From Here to Eternity,” The Boston Globe, August 18, 2006

Jan Castro, “Adam Frelin: Changing the Courses of Nature,” Sculpture, May 2005

David Bonetti, "Great Rivers: Exhibit Gets Contemporary in the Flow," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 11, 2004

Jan Castro, “Three Rivers Biennial,” Sculpture, January/February 2005

Alice Winn, “Font and Flora,” Pulp, January 22, 2004

Mary Thomas, “Exhibits alter view of daily life,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 22, 2004

Thomas Hirschmann, “Urine Deep,” NowToronto, July 17-23, 2003

Twylene Moyer, “Adam Frelin: Eviscerating,” Sculpture, April 2003

Jeff Hughes, “Destroy and Reclaim: Artists and Disaster Sites,” New Art Examiner, May-June 2002

Adam Frelin, “Follow-A-Fellow: Update on Adam Frelin,” CAA News, May-June 2002