Atticus Adams grew up in the mountains of Appalachia, steeped in traditional folk art. Several members of his family were self-taught artists, deeply involved in such crafts as wood carving and quilting. “Making tangible objects is definitely part of my family heritage,” he says. “I come from a tradition of using basic, easily available materials for creative outlets.”
Metal mesh is at the core of Adams’ art making. The tactile nature of the material harkens back to childhood summers going in and out of his grandmother's screen door.
Name: Atticus Samsell Adams
Place of Birth: John Day, Oregon
West Virginia University, 1985, BS Pharm
Significant or special training:
Harvard, Yale School of Art, and Rhode Island School of Art
Notable or memorable instructors or mentors:
Daphne Fitzpatrick at Yale School of Art
Particular field of study or class work:
Graphic design, studio arts, architecture
Major influences/admired artists:
Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, El Anatsui, Kara Walker, Kerry James Marshall
Favorite materials or media:
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