Born in the United Kingdom, Adam Davies studied painting before switching to large-format photography in the late 2000s. Adam received an EdM from Harvard University and an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a recipient of grants from the Vira Heinz Endowment, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and has attended residencies at the Chinati Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown and Yaddo. In 2015, Adam was honored as Outstanding Emerging Artist at the DC Mayor’s Arts Awards and was the recipient of the Clarence John Laughlin Award. He is an artist-in-residence at Creative Alliance in Baltimore where his recent exhibition featured collaborations with Los Angeles-based musician Alex Zhang Hungtai and Baltimore-based percussionist Adam Rosenblatt. He is currently working with two award-winning authors: Joan Wickersham on a project based upon the 17th-century Swedish shipwreck ‘Vasa’ and Ivy Pochoda on an exploration of the annual wildflower bloom that borders the highways in downtown Los Angeles. In March 2019 he will present his graffiti project, Reroutings, at the Mid-Atlantic TED Talk in Washington, DC.
photograph by Kei Ito
video by Samantha Mitchell & Creative Alliance