Biography

Selected Works / Exhibitions / Biography / Available Inventory

Adam Sorensen
Born: 1976, Chicago, IL

Education

1999
Post Baccalaureate Certificate, painting, Studio Arts Center International, Florence, Italy

1998
BFA Sculpture, School of Art and Design at Alfred University

Solo Exhibitions

2011
APEX project space, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010
“New Westerns,” PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

2009
“Waterwegen,” James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2008
False Fjords, PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
Hinterland, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA

2007
“The Glows,” Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR

2003
“A Great Knot,” Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Portland, OR
“On Wee,” Hive Modern, Portland, OR

2002
“This Lone Thicket,” Crowsenbergs, Portland, OR

2001
“Ignoring Recent Plot Twists,” Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Portland, OR

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011
“2011,” PDX Contemporary Art, Portland, OR

2010
“Critical Messages: Contemporary Northwest Artists on the Environment,” Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA and the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Willamette University, Salem, OR

2009
“Out of Bounds: Art form the collection of Driek and Michael Zirinsky, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA
“Considered Space,” Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA

2008
“Volume,” WorkSound Gallery, Portland, OR

2007
“Weirding and the Uncanny,” Newberg Gallery, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland
“High Five,” Juried Exhibition, The CW, Los Angeles, CA
“It’s all about Maps,” Beppu Wiarda Gallery, Portland, OR

2006
“Fresh,” Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
“Safety Dance,” Portland, OR
“Suite B,” Valentine’s, Portland, OR
“The Portrait Show,” Hall Gallery. Portland, OR

2005
“6th Annual Young Painters Competition,” Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Group Show, Seattle Art Museum Rental and Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA

2004
“Introductions,” Seattle Art Museum Rental and Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA

2003
Core Sample, Portland, OR
Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

2002
“New Abstraction,” Mahlum Architects, Courtesy of Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
“Attainable Paradise,” Eagerwally Gallery, Portland, OR
“Nautical/ Maritime,” Eagerwally Gallery, Portland, OR
“Aisle 21,” Warehouse Artist Co-Op, Portland, OR
“Auction,” Cameron Showroom, Portland, OR

2001
“Alphabet Dress,” Portland, OR
“Fourth Dimension and Beyond,” Mahlum Architects, Courtesy of Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
“Meeting People,” Charm Bracelet, Portland, OR

2000
“Art in the Dark,” Martial Art Gallery, Portland, OR

1999
“Shift,” SACI Post Baccalaureate Exhibition, Florence, Italy
“Adam Sorensen, Brad Schmidt: New Paintings,” SACI Gallery, Florence, Italy

1998
BFA Exhibition, School of Art and Design at Alfred University, Alfred, NY
Light is Love, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Residencies

1999 Resident artist and assistant glass blower at Westfalisches Industriemuseum,
Glashutte, Germheim, Germany

Collections

Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID

The Nines, Portland, OR

4Culture, Seattle, WA

Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

Westfalisches Industriemuseum, Glashutte Gernheim, Germany

The CW, Los Angeles, CA

Publications

2010
Speer, Richard. “Best of 2010.” Willamette Week, Dec. 29, Jan. 4, 2010: p. 31.
Speer, Richard. “Adam Sorensen: ‘New Westerns’ at PDX Contemporary Art.” art ltd., Nov/Dec 2010.
Critical Messages: Contemporary Northwest Artists on the Environment [exhibition catalogue]. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2010.
Speer, Richard. “Top Summer Shows You Can Still Catch, North and South.” The Huffington Post, Sept. 14, 2010.
Speer, Richard. “Adam Sorensen at PDX Contemporary.” Visual Art Source, Sept. 10, 2010.
“Adam Sorensen, Nick Blosser.” WW Pick, Willamette Week, Sept. 1, 2010.
Row, D.K. “September First Thursday: Critic’s Picks.” The Oregonian, Sept. 1, 2010.

2009
Zevitas, Steven T., editor. New American Paintings [juried exhibition in print], vol. 14, issue 6. Boston: The Open Studios Press, December 2009/January 2010.

2008
Motley, John. “A Year In Review.” The Portland Mercury, December 23, 2008.
Motley, John. “Updating the Sublime.” The Portland Mercury, December 16, 2008.
Hicks, Bob. “Gallery watch: The Pearl District’s imaginary landscapes.” The Oregonian, Dec. 12, 2008.
Libby, Brian. “Pop traits inform artist’s landscapes.” The Oregonian, Dec. 4, 2008.
Hackett, Regina. “Painters at Different Stages of Their Careers Show Strong in Three Exhibits.” Seattle Post Intelligencer, February 7, 2008.
Jahn, Jeff. “Portland Openings in Seattle and New York.” PORT (portlandart.net), January 10, 2008.
Row, D.K. “Shows of Note.” The Oregonian, January 2008.

2007
Pagel, David, editor and juror. High 5: Emerging Art in America [exhibition catalogue]. Los Angeles: CW Television Network (publisher), 2007.
Motley, John. “Adam Sorensen.” Portland Mercury, March 8-14 2007.
Jahn, Jeff. “Adam Sorensen’s ‘The Glows’ at Elizabeth Leach Gallery.” PORT, March 7th, 2007.
ArtWeek

2004
Zevitas, Steven T., editor. New American Paintings [juried exhibition in print], vol. 8, no. 6.
Boston: The Open Studios Press, January 2004. (back cover photo credit)

2003
Oregon Biennial [exhib. cat]. Portland, OR: Portland Art Museum, 2007.

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