Adam lives and works in Winnipeg. He grew up drawing superheroes, cats and comic books until he discovered oil paint and the work of Philip Guston, Francis Bacon and Van Gogh. In 2002 he graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours degree in Painting. He has since exhibited in The Winnipeg Art Gallery, <SITE> Gallery, The Royal Art Lodge and The Toronto International Film Festival.
    In February of 2007 Adam wrote and recorded the popular internet song "Britney Spears shaved her head Tonight," and co-founded the production company Astron-6, which has since released three feature films - Manborg, Father's Day and The Editor.

Education
2002 Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours, University of Manitoba

Solo Exhibitions
2005 Rejected & Unknown, <SITE> Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

Group Exhibitions
2012 If they came from Within, Fantasia, Montreal, QC
2008 What Fall'ows, The Spot, Winnipeg, MB
2006 Supernovas, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
1998 Royal Art Lodge Doll Show, Royal Art Lodge, Winnipeg, MB

Selected Film Festivals
2015 Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal, QC
2014 The Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto, ON
2014 The Torino Film Festival, Turin, Italy
2014 Fantastic Fest, Austin, TX
2011 Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Toronto, ON
2010 Faux Film Festival, Portland, OR
2009 Gimli Film Festival, Gimli, MB
2007 Possible Worlds Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
2007 Terror Film Festival, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2007 Canadian Filmmakers Festival, Toronto, ON
2007 A Night of Horror Short Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
2004-2009 Winnipeg Short Film Massacre, Cinematheque, Winnipeg, MB

Awards
2014 Best Film, La Semain Du Cinema Fantastique, Niice, France
2014 Best Actor, Monsterfest, Australia
2014 Best Actor, A Night of Horror, Australia
2013 Micro-Budget Production Grant, Telefilm Canada
2011 Best Hero, Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Toronto, ON
2010 Visual Arts B Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
2009 First Prize - Best Film, Winnipeg Short Film Massacre
2008 Marketing Fund, Winnipeg Film Group
2007 2nd Place, Power of the Portrait Competition, Artrom.com
2006 Visual Arts C Grant, Manitoba Arts Council
2006 Individual Artist Grant, Winnipeg Arts Council

Catalogues
2008 Carte Blanche, Vol. 2 Painting, Magenta Foundation, Canada
2008 Paper Wait 8 & 9, Ace Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB
2006 Supernovas, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

    I paint images of cultural alienation in a society where cars are designed to be private meditation chambers, personal Zen living rooms; where isolation is encouraged (as long is there is an internet connection or television nearby); where the only human interaction is through imagery. We have relationships with pop icons like Christopher Reeve and Tom Cruise that stream 24 hours a day across our TV sets and computers for a few weeks before they are replaced by the next flavor. My existence as an artist, as a painter, is to consume the imagery around me and produce something more beautiful, more apt.
    Most important to me is that the work have a painterly quality: that each stroke is a color, shape, gesture and subject all at once.  In this way the paint and the color can infuse the subject matter with a beauty that it was previously lacking.  Elevating the artistic beauty of pop images and forensic photography lets the viewer reconsider the imagery and possibly meditate on their own isolation and the beauty and sadness of living in a compartmentalized society.