Marina Adams at the Open Studios & Holiday Party of The Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation in 2010.
New York City, New York, United States
Marina Adams with her husband Stanley Whitney at the Tribeca Film Festival Awards party at Conrad Hotel on April 26, 2012, in New York City. Photo by Jason Kempin.
135 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011, United States
Marina Adams with her husband Stanley Whitney at the Gala ‘Beloved Country’ on November 2, 2016, at Altman Building in New York City. Photo by Hanna Hazel.
Marina Adams and Stanley Whitney artist honorees at the 24th annual ARTWALK NY charity auction and gala. Photo by Patrick McMullan.
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The Tyler School of Art of Temple University where Marina Adams received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting.
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The Library of Columbia University where Marina Adams obtained her Master of Arts degree.
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Marina Adams attended the Temple University in Rome, Italy.
(From left to right) Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, owner of Salon 94, Marina Adams, and Marina’s son, William Whitney.
Marina Adams working in a studio.
Marina Adams with an artist Marilyn Minter. Photo by Mark Sagliocco.
Marina Adams received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting at the Tyler School of Art of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Then, she pursued her studies at Columbia University in New York City which provided her with a Master of Fine Arts degree.
Adams also attended Temple University in Rome, Italy.
Marina Adams has regularly exhibited her works throughout the United States and abroad, including the solo and group shows at American Academy of Arts and Letters, Galerie Gris, Hionas Gallery, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna (Museum of Modern Art) in Rome, Italy, Giovanella Kunstglaserei in Gstaad, Switzerland, Albert Baronian Gallery in Brussels, and the Camden Arts Centre in London.
In 2007, she partnered with a curator from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Dean Daderko in the organization of the exhibition ‘Sex in the City’ at Dumbo Arts Center, New York City.
The artist has also collaborated with such authors as Norma Cole, Leslie Scalapino, Vincent Katz, and Christian Prigent on their publications.
Adams has tried her hand in academics teaching at Middlebury College, Vermont, Rhode Island School of Design, Cornell University in Rome, Italy and Pratt Institute of Art.
Nowadays, Marina Adams lives and works as an Assistant Professor of Art at the Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City, also having studios in Brooklyn and Parma, Italy. The recent solo show of the artist is the 2019 exhibition ‘Anemones’ at Salon 94 Bowery in New York City which is the current representative of her art.
"I’ve found that I always work towards clarity. When we see clearly, we tend to gain an understanding. The paintings are not literally interjected with a story or a narrative because as an abstract painter, you’re not giving that. Working abstractly allows me to go somewhere else, and I like mining that space. It’s a space for having thoughts that can open you up to new experiences."
"I think our digital culture, our technological culture actually fills us up so much that it doesn’t leave a lot of room for our own thoughts. And I find that to be very dangerous. So in a sense, I’m working against that. Artists often are the ones swimming upstream."
"It all comes down to creating not the thought, but the space for thought. It is this that is ultimately the most timeless, the most useful, the most necessary and the most radical… possibly the most dangerous."
"We all have our favorite colors. But the thing about color is that if it doesn’t have power, it becomes decoration. Think about Matisse, who’s such a great colorist – his color has power."
"I’m not interested in headlines. I’m not interested in ideas. I think they’re generally short lived. I’m not interested in that kind of work, even though it has its place and it has its importance. I’m interested in something that’s as I say, much more magical, much more healing, much more experiential."
Marina Adams is married to an artist Stanley Whitney.