• Bio/CV

    Bio

    Adam Posnak (b. 1973) grew up in Macon, Georgia, where his mother was a studio potter. Posnak holds an MFA from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, and a BA from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, has held multiple solo exhibitions and participated in numerous group exhibitions. In 2013 Adam was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship by the Arkansas Arts Council, and in 2009 was a Resident Artist at Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan. Adam is an occasional Adjunct Professor at the University of of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and his home and pottery studio is in West Fork, Arkansas.

    Education

    1999 Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art/Ceramics: Louisiana State University
    1996 One Year, Post Baccalaureate: Kansas City Art Institute
    1995 Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art/Ceramics: Macalester College

    Selected Exhibitions

    2014
    "Fundamento,” solo exhibition, sUgAR Gallery, Fayetteville,AR
    “Prenda and Sopera: The Vessel in African and African Diaspora Religion,” solo concurrent independent exhibition, NCECA conference, Pritzlaff Building, Milwaukee, WI
    “Art of the Pot,” invitational exhibition and sale, Austin, TX
    “National Teapot Show,” invitational exhibition, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
    2013
    “Suns, Stars, Snakes, and Skulls,” solo concurrent independent exhibition, NCECA conference, Next Wall Gallery, Houston, TX
    “Art of the Pot Plus,” Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX
    “Outpour,” invitational, Artcetera Gallery, Grayslake, IL
    “Yunomi Invitational,” AKAR, Iowa City, IO
    2012
    “The Garden,” solo exhibition at The Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
    “Source Material,” invitational, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Bakersville, NC
    “Politically Charged,” invitational, Cedar Creek Gallery, Creedmoor, NC
    “Yunomi Invitaional,” AKAR, Iowa City, IO
    “The Cup,” invitational, ARTcetera Gallery, College of Lake County, IL
    2011
    “Uncommon Ground,” presented by NCECA at the Arvada Center, Arvada, CO
    “Cups and Coffee,” invitational, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia
    “Creatures of the Night,” invitational exhibition, MudFire Gallery, Decatur, GA
    “2011 NCECA Biennial,” Tampa, FL
    “Yunomi Invitaional,” AKAR, Iowa City , IO
    2010
    “The Decorated Pot: Studio Pottery Invitational,” Ferrin Gallery,
    Pittsfield, MA
    “Strictly Functional Pottery National,” Market House Craft Center,
    East Petersburg, PA
    “Small Favors V,” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
    2009
    “TNNUA Pottery Festival,” Tainan National University of the Arts,
    Tainan, Taiwan
    “Now + Again,” ddp gallery, Fayetteville, AR
    “Teapots: Functional, Formal, Narrative,” Foster Gallery,
    University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
    2008
    “Lillstreet International,” (Juror: Sam Chung), Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
    “Dinnerware Invitational”, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
    “Cup and Mug Invitational: Consider the Cup,” The Artisan Gallery, North Hampton, MA
    “Legacy II,” Alfred G. Glassel Gallery, L.S.U., Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    “8 Fluid Ounces,” L.S.U. School of Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
    2007
    “Eat With Your Eyes,” The Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
    “Plates and Platters: Salon Style,” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
    2006
    “Gifted,” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
    “40 under 40,” The Clay Place, Pittsburgh, PA
    “Mastery In Clay: 2006,” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
    “Teabowl Exhibition,” University of North Texas, Denton, TX
    “Tea Time: The Art of the Teapot,” Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
    “30/30,” Lillstreet Art Center’s 30th Year Aniversary Exhibition, Chicago, IL
    2005
    “Adam Posnak,” Solo Exhibition, Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI
    “Tea,” Blue Spiral 1, Asheville, NC
    “Five plus Five,” Earth and Fire Gallery, Vienna, VA
    “Hot Stuff/Clay Tigers: LSU 1970-2005,” The Signature Shop, Atlanta, GA
    2004
    “Steamin’,” Gallery Materia, Scottsdale, AZ
    “Adam Posnak and Machiko Munakata,” Lill Street Art Center, Chicago
    “Contemporary Teapots: Object as Subject,” curator Leslie Ferrin,
    Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
    “For The Table,” Invitational Exhibition, Santa Fe Clay
    “8 Fluid Ounces,” L.S.U. School of Art Gallery, Baton Rouge, LA
    2003
    “NCECA 2003 Clay National Exhibition,” R.B. Stevenson Gallery,San Diego, CA
    “Feats of Clay XVI,” Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA
    “Tea for Two or Twenty,” Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
    “Jackpot!” Contemporary Arts Collective, Las Vegas, NV
    “3rd Annual Juried Cup Show,” Gallery 138, Kent State University, Kent, OH
    “NCECA Endowment Silent Auction,” San Diego, CA
    “18th Annual Greater Midwest International Exhibition,” Central Missouri
    State University, Warrensburg, MO
    “An Affinity for the Cup,” Exploding Head Gallery, Sacramento, CA
    2002
    “Manifestations II: Form and Function,” Denise Bibro Fine Art, Inc., New York, NY
    “Red Heat: Contemporary Work in Clay,” Alexandre Houge Gallery,
    The University of Tulsa
    “Living With Form,” selections from Arkansas craft collectors, Museum of Decorative Arts, Little Rock, AR
    “Artists of Northwest Arkansas,” The Art Center of the Ozarks,
    Springdale, AR
    “Cup: The Intimate Object,” Charlie Cummings Clay Studio, Fort Wayne, IN
    “Holiday Show,” The Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
    “Featured Gallery Artist,” The Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
    2001
    “Le Grand Buffet,” invitational exhibition, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
    “2001 Holiday Show,” The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
    “Holiday Exhibition,” The Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN
    “We’re Covered,” exhibition of covered forms, Celadon Gallery,Water Mill, NY
    “100 Teapots,” Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD