John Adelman

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                   

1969        
Born in Norwalk, Ohio / Currently resides in Houston, Texas
EDUCATION
2006
Master of Fine Arts, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
1992
Bachelor of Fine Arts, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2012
John Adelman, Logical Conclusions: Drawings (2005-2012), Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA
John Adelman, Mutlu Art Gallery, Istanbul Turkey
Elixir, Darke Gallery, Houston, Texas
2011
Trace Evidence, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, TX
The word, Breckenridge Art Center, Breckenridge, Tx
2010
Barometer, University of Dallas, Dallas, Tx
Bystander, Galerie Luzanky, Brno, Czech Republic.
John Adelman, Barometer, Upper Gallery, Haggerty Art Village, University of Dallas, Irving, TX
2009
John Adelman, Up to…half, New Drawings, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2008
John Adelman, Gensler Architects, Pennzoil Place, Houston, Texas.
John Adelman, Judy Youens Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
The Hard Drawings, Studios2315, Houston, Texas
2007
John Adelman: Drawings, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Washed Drawings, Montgomery College, Conroe, Texas.
Selected Drawings, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, Houston, Texas.
2006
635331, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, Texas.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2013
The Assistance League Celebrates TX Art, Williams Tower, Houston, TX
2012
Obsessive Worlds, Texas A&M University Art Gallery, College Station, Texas
Obsessive Worlds, Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandria, Louisiana
Big and Bright: New Work from Texas, SWC Art Gallery, Campus of Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA
2011
Obsessive Worlds, McFaddin-Ward and Steinhagen Galleries, Beaumont, Texas
2010
Multu Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.
Ink, Inc., Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Tx.
Back and Forth, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas                                 
2009
Drawing In, CADD Art Lab, Dallas, Texas.
2008
The Drawing Room, The Galveston Art Center.
The BIG Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas.
Drawing in Space, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas.
Opening Exhibition, Judy Youens Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The Texas National, Stephen F. Austin University Gallery, Nacogdoches, Texas
22nd International Juried Art Show, Visual Art Center, Summit, New Jersey.
CADD ArtFair 2008, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
The Assistance League Celebrates Houston ’08, Williams Tower, Houston, Texas.
5x7, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas.
Art for Social Justice, Center for Progressives, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Mail and Mounted, Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, Michigan.
2007
Ulterior Motifs, Crazywood Gallery, Huntsville, Texas.
Pushing the Envelope, Williams Tower, Houston, Texas.
Camp Marfa, 65 Texan Artists, Marfa, Texas.
Drawing Conclusions, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas.
The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas.
Edge of Excess, The Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, Missouri.
New and Used, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Visual Art Alliance Juried Exhibition, One Allen Center, Houston, Texas.
ArtCrawl Houston 2007, Commerce Street Artists Warehouse, Houston, Texas.
Members Exhibition, Commerce Street Artists Warehouse, Houston, Texas.
The Assistance League Celebrates Houston ’07, Williams Tower, Houston, Texas.
Nameless Sound Benefit Auction, the ARTGUYS Warehouse, Houston, Texas.
Courthouse Concierge Collection Group, Jacqueline Taylor, owner, Houston, Texas.
Gallery HWY 90, Marfa, Texas
CADD ArtFair 2007, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas
2006
John Adelman, John Salvest, Les Christensen, David Ubias, Rudolph Projects, Houston, Texas.
Gallery HWY 90, Marfa, Texas.
Members Exhibition, Commerce Street Artists Warehouse, Houston, Texas.
ArtCrawl Houston 2006, Commerce Sreet Artists Warehouse, Houston, Texas.
Blanche Ames Foundation Art Exhibition, Friends of the Borderland Pavilion, Sharon, Massachusetts. Juror: John Avakian, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.
7th International Juried Exhibition, First Frotier Collage Society, Corridor of Art, Austin, Texas. Juror: Carrie Burns Brown, National Watercolor Society.
2x2, Benefit for amfAR and Dallas Museum of Art, Howard Rachofsky House, Dallas, Texas. Catalogue included.
Houston Home and Interior Design Show, Design Pavilion, Reliant Park Expo Center, Houston, Texas.
PFAC Biennial 2006, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, Virginia. Juror: Tony Hepburn, Sculptor, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Search Engine, Two-dimensional Representation of the Internet, Commerce Street Artists Warehouse, Gallery, Houston, Texas
Works on Paper, Smithtown Township Arts Council, Mills Pond House Gallery, St. James, New York. Juror: Cota Ives, Curator Department of Prints/Drawing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Driven to Abstraction, Long Beach Art Museum, Long Beach, California. Juror: Loa Sprung, National Watercolor Society Signature Member, Artist
Pinned to the Wall, Organization of Independent Artists Gallery, New York, New York
Draw/Drawing 2, London Biennial, The Foundry, London, England
Fluid Geometry, Group Exhibition, Rudolph Projects/Artscan Gallery, Houston, Texas
MFA Thesis Exhibition.  Cora Stafford Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Assistance League Celebrates Texas Art 2006, Williams Tower, Houston, Texas. Juror:  Jeffery Grove, Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
2005
Graduate Exchange Exhibition.  Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana.     Curator:  Galo Moncayo, Assistant Professor Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Graduate Scholarship Exhibition. Slingshot Advertising Agency, Awalt Building, Dallas, Texas. Curator: Susan Cheal, Associate Professor, Painting, UNT, Denton, Texas
Small Works Exhibition.  Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Fort Worth, Texas
Method 24, Environmental Sciences Building Gallery, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas. Curator:  John Adelman
New Directions ’05 – 21st Annual Exhibition, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, New York. Juror: Steven Evans, Assistant Director DIA Art Foundation, Beacon, New York
The 23rd Annual Art in the Metroplex, Texas Christian University.  Fort Worth, Texas. Juror:  James Elaine, Curator, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles California
Paper or Plastic, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas. Curator:  Mirka Hokkanen, MFA/MA Printmaking, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas
Masters Mystery Art Show Invitational, Florida International University, Miami, Florida
600 Drawing Biennial, Amarillo Museum of Art. Amarillo, Texas. Juror: James Elaine. Curator, UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles California
Expo 2005. 500X Gallery. Dallas, Texas. Juror: Beth Taylor, Barron Foundation Administrator, Dallas, Texas. (500X Gallery Honorarium Award)
Voertmans Annual Competitive Exhibition, College Book Store, UNT, Denton, Texas. Juror:  Regine Basha, Adjunct Curator, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas (Voertman Exhibition Honorarium Award)
Murchison Art Partnership, New Works, Exhibition of four artists,  Murchison Auditorium, UNT, Denton, Texas. Juror:  Kristen Butler, Assistant curator University Galleries, UNT & Artspace, Forth Worth, Texas
South by Southwest Music Festival.  Crooked Space Pavilion, Austin, Texas
29th Annual Student Art Competition.  Union Gallery, University of North Texas.  Denton, Texas. Juror: Diana Walker-Gladney, Artist. (Student Exhibition Cash Award)
IAA Arts Exhibition, Irving Association, Irving, Texas. Juror:  Phyllis Murray. Adjunct Professor Weaving, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
2004
22nd Annual Art in the Metroplex, Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, Texas. Juror: Larry Rinder, Curator of Contemporary Art, Whitney Museum of American Art
Voertman Annual Competitive Exhibition, College Book Store. UNT, Denton, Texas. Jurors: Terri Thorton, Curator of Education, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas. & Cam Schoepp, Associate Professor Art, TCU, Forth Worth, Texas
Repitext, Exhibition of work by John & Amie Adelman.  Uncommon Ground Café. Denton, Texas. Juror: Kristen Butler, Assistant Curator University Galleries, UNT
Visual Arts Society of Texas Art Adventure, Studio Tour, Denton, Texas
VAST Greenspace Art Exhibition, Greenspace Arts Collective.  Denton, Texas. Curator:  Ingrid Scobie, Director, Greenspace Arts Collective, Denton, Texas
2003
Lightwell Sculpture Show, Lightwell Reception Hall Gallery, University of North Texas,  Denton. Administrator: Richard Davis, Professor Sculpture, University of North Texas
The Chair is Art, Artist Designed Chairs, Westerville Public Library, Westerville, Ohio. Curator: Renee Cox, Director 516 Gallery, Westerville, Ohio.(2nd Best of Show Award)
92nd Annual Ohio Art League Spring Juried Exhibition.  Acock Architects Building.  Columbus, Ohio
Riverfest ’03 Franklin County Greenways Exhibition, Open show of environmental photography.  Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Building.  Columbus, Ohio
Manipulate the Museum, Small works show.  Kliener-Kornhaus Gallery.  Kempten, Germany
Wabi-Sabi, Utility Art Show.  Albuquerque, New Mexico
Coffee and Anything About Coffee.  Corona, California
Elements of Art, Visuals on Line, Shape, Space, Texture, Form & Color, S&S Middle School.  Sadler, Texas
Secrets.  University of the Arts Printmaking Gallery.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ready for War, Coinciding with the Start of the Iraq War, University Galleries, Illinois State University.  Normal, Illinois
The Prestige, Voicing Reaction to the Prestige Oil Tanker Disaster.  Instituto Aquis Celenis Gallery.  Galiza, Spain
The Devil and Rock’n’Roll, Exhibition of Religion & Music, Pimprez, France
Postal Impressions, Hopkins Gallery. Hopkins, Minnesota
Human Rights Exhibition, Show Dealing with Civil & Human Rights. Richmond, Virginia
Arizona Board of Regents.  Phoenix, Arizona
Department of Taxation.  James A. Rhodes Statehouse Tower.  Columbus, Ohio
The Ohio Bankers League.  Columbus Ohio/Westerville. Ohio
2002
Shoes: The Sole of Humanity, John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Sheboygan, Wisconsin
Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition.  Ohio State Fine Arts Center.  Columbus Ohio
29th Annual Westerville Music & Arts Festival.  Heritage Park.  Westerville, Ohio.  Administrator:  Renee Cox, Director 516 Gallery, Westerville, Ohio
Riverfest ’02 Franklin County Greenways Exhibition. Open show of environmental photography.  Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission Building.  Columbus, Ohio
Fluxus Slang Art Show, Small works themed exhibition on slang terminology and clichés.  Fluxus Art Center. Rockville, Maryland
The Chair is Art, Artist Designed Chairs, Westerville Public Library, Ohio.  Curator:  Renee Cox, Director 516 Gallery, Westerville, Ohio. (3rd Best in Show Award)
5th Annual Photography Exhibition.  Joan Kuyper Farver Art Gallery.  Pella
Community Center.  Pella, Iowa
Ohio Department of Taxation.  James A. Rhodes Statehouse Tower.  Columbus Ohio
Ohio Department of Taxation.  James A. Rhodes Statehouse Tower.  Columbus Ohio
3rd Biennial Postcards from All Over.  Irving Art Association Center for the Arts. Irving, Texas. &  Southern Highlands, Tanzania, Mbeya, Tanzania
2001
Ohio Art League Fall Juried Exhibition.  Fort Hays Outdoor Sculpture Park.
Columbus Ohio
New York after 9-11, Exhibition reacting to the Twin Towers destruction and thereafter. Macy Gallery Teachers’ College.  Columbia University. New York, New York
Artist’s Invitational Juried Exhibition.  Paper-Rock-Scissors Gallery of Fine Art. Baltimore, Maryland
National Collage Society Small Works Juried Exhibition.  Stocker Center Gallery. Lorain Community College. Lorain, Ohio
90th Annual Ohio Art League Spring Juried Exhibition.  Columbus Cultural Arts Center.  Columbus, Ohio. (Nationwide Insurance Award)
Small Works of Still-life Juried Exhibition.  Cuyahoga Community College Gallery West.  Cleveland, Ohio
Lake County Museum Invitational.  Lake County Museum.  Wauconda, Illinois
2000
Snapshot Exhibition, One-thousand Photographs, one thousand photographs by one thousand photographers, Contemporary Museum.  Baltimore, Maryland
89th Annual Ohio Art League Spring Juried Exhibition. Roy G. Biv Gallery & Ohio Art League Gallery. Columbus, Ohio
The Third Annual National Collage Society Small Works Exhibition.  Cuyahoga Valley Art Center.  Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
The Ohio Art League Member Curated Exhibition.  The Ohio Art League Gallery. Columbus, Ohio
Quarterly Juried Art Exhibition.  Art Calendar Magazine (Merit Award)
1999
The Ohio Art League Fall Exhibition.  Fort Hays Shot Tower Gallery. Columbus, Ohio
Inland Valley Habitat for Humanity Art Exhibition & Auction, Hope Lutheran Church, Murrieta, California
88th Annual Ohio Art League Spring Juried Exhibition.  Columbus Cultural Arts Center.  Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Insurance Award)
PACE Exhibition.  Curt Teich Archives.  Lake County Museum.  Wauconda, Illinois
1999 Postcards for Peace.  One Sun, One Earth, One Peace.  Amarillo, Texas
Quarterly Juried Art Exhibit, Art Calendar Magazine, Received: Merit Award
1990
Special Projects Exhibition of Outdoor Sculpture.  Wexner Center for the Arts, The Ohio State University. Columbus, Ohio
AWARDS
2009
Artpace Residency Shortlist, San Antonio, Tx.
Semifinalist, Hunting Prize, Houston, Tx.
2008
Kinzelman Art, Honorarium, Houston, Tx.
Stephen F. Austin, Honorarium, Houston, Tx.
2007
Nominated- St. Thomas Stained Glass Friedensfenster Design Competition, proposal. St. Thomas Church Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association, Leipzig Germany.
Juror’s Choice Award, Visual Art Alliance, One Allen Center, Houston, Texas.
2006
Driven to Abstraction, Honorable Mention, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, California.
2005
500X Gallery Exhibition Honorarium.  500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas.  Beth Taylor, Juror, Barron Foundation & Jennifer Rose, 500X
Student Exhibition Cash Award, University Union Gallery, UNT, Denton, Texas, Diana Walker-Gladney, Juror
Exhibition Honorarium.  School of Visual Arts Gallery, UNT, Denton, Texas. Sarah-Jayne Parsons, juror, Assistant Curator University Galleries, UNT, Denton, Texas
2003
Chair is Art 2nd Best of Show, Cash Award
2002
Chair is Art 3rd Best of Show, Cash Award
2001
Nationwide Insurance Award. 90th Annual Ohio Art League Spring Exhibition Juried Exhibition.  Columbus, Ohio.  Linda Gall, juror, Ohio Art League President
2000   
Calendar Merit Award. Certificate and Prize
1999
Nationwide Insurance Award. 90th Annual Ohio Art League Spring Exhibition Juried Exhibition.  Columbus, Ohio.  Linda Gall, juror, Ohio Art League President
Art Calendar Merit Award. Certificate and Prize
MXPX Logo Competition, 2nd Place Award. Certificate and Prize
TEACHING
2009 - Current
Adjunct Professor, Houston Community College SE, Houston, Tx
2007 – Current
Adjunct Professor, Drawing I and Art Appreciation, Montgomery College, Conroe, Texas
Adjunct Professor, Cy-Fair College- Fairbanks, Houston, Tx.
Adjunct Professor, Art Appreciation, Cy-Fair College- Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Texas.
2006
Watercolor Assistant, Intermediate and Advanced Courses, UNT, Denton, Texas
Teaching Fellow, Intermediate Figure Drawing, UNT, Denton, Texas
2005
Watercolor Assistant, Intermediate and Advanced, UNT, Denton, Texas
Teaching Fellow. Beginning and Intermediate Figure Drawing, UNT, Denton, Texas
Teaching Assistant.  Beginning Drawing, UNT, Denton, Texas
2004
Teaching Assistant.  Intermediate Drawing, UNT, Denton, Texas
Teaching Assistant.  Beginning Drawing, UNT, Denton, Texas
2003
Teaching Assistant.  Beginning Drawing, UNT, Denton, Texas
LECTURES
2010
Barometer, University of Dallas, Dallas, Tx.
2009
Up to… half, Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Tx.
2008
The Big Slide Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Tx.
Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, Tx.
Juror’s Talk, Southwest College Student Exhibition, Stafford, Tx
Figure II, Personal Artwork, University of North Texas, Denton, Tx.
the Drawing Room, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, Tx.
Montgomery College Art Appreciation, Instructor: Mary Ann Castangna, Conroe, Tx.
Drawing 1, Lonestar College- Montgomery, Conroe, Tx.
2007
Washed Drawings, Montgomery College, Conroe, Tx.
Washed Drawings, Art Appreciation, Instructor: Mary Ann Castagna, Conroe, Tx.
the Big Slide Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Tx.
Personal Work/ Contemporary Art, Lecture, Fibers Department, University of North
Texas, Denton, Tx.
Montgomery College Art Appreciation, Instructor: Mary Ann Castagna, Conroe, Tx.
Angleton High School Studio Tour, CSAW, Houston, Tx.
Professional Practices, Glassell School of Art Studio Tour,CSAW, Houston, Tx.
2006
Personal Artwork and Studio Visit, Art Appreciation, North Harris Community College, Houston, Tx.
Art Professionalism, Scholar Hall, University of North Texas, Denton, Tx.
The Screen Prints of Helen Frankenthaler. Scholar Hall, University of North Texas, Denton, Tx.
2005
Murchison Art Partnership, presentation, Murchison Auditorium, UNT, Denton, Texas
2004
Studio Practice & the Sketchbook, presentation, Drawing I, UNT, Denton, Texas
2003
Value and Optical Gray Tones, presentation, Drawing I, UNT, Denton, Texas
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
2012
John Adelman: Making Drawings the Hard Way at DARKE Gallery by Meredith Deliso, Houston Press, April 2012
2010
D Art & Culture Magazine, Front Row, “Meticulous and Minimal, INK, inc. at Holly Johnson is a Coherently Curated Exhibition.” Lucida Simek, Dallas Tx.
Modern Dallas online, Ink Inc. Dallas, Tx.
Classical WRR 101fm online, Barometer, Dallas, Tx.
Fwix, Art News DFW, Barometer, Dallas, Tx.
John Adleman: Barometer, Glasstire, We Recommend.
2009
Art Halved, Noah W. Bailey, DallasObserver.com
Holly Johnson Gallert- John Adelman, Dallas.metblogs.com
THE Magazine, john Adelman, Up to…half, Nicole M. Holland, Dallas, Tx.
THE Magazine, Up to…half, Dallas, Tx.
USAToday, Los Angeles Article Page, USA Today.com.
NYDaily News, NYDailynews.com.
Pegasus News, Up to… half, Pegasusnews.com
Art & Seek, Up to…half, ArtandSeek.org.
Up to… half, Guidelive.com, Micheal Grandberry.
John Adelman: Up to half, eventful.com
John Adelman, Up to… half, Glasstire.com.
John Adelman, Up to… half, artnowmag.com
Holly Johnson Gallery presents: John Adelman, Up to… half, Dailylife.com
Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas, Drawing In, Exhibition Brochure.
2009 TX National Exhibition Catalogue.
University of Houston, Clear Lake Webpage, Uhcl.edu/art gallery.
Works of John Adelman, Masterpieceonline.com
2008
2008 TX National Exhibition Catalogue
Masterpiece Online, Masterpieceonline.com
Radical Mixed Media/ Alternative Processes, Leisha Rich,Chastian Arts Center, Houston, Tx.
Arthouse offers deals from Tx Stars. Douglas Britt, Houston Chronicle, Houston, Tx.
NYkono.com, Visual Art Center
John Adelman and Judy Youens, Archerexchange.com
Drawings in space- Redsilly.blogspot.com
We Recommend, Glasstire.com
Art, Artists and Galleries- camplinart.com
2007
Dallas Morning New, Review: Three Artists, Three Visions, Charles See Mitchell, Dallas, Texas.
Dallas Modern Luxury Magazine, Dallas, Texas
We Recommend, GlassTire, Texas’s Online Arts Visual Resource, Houston, Texas.
Experimental Drawing, Computer Graphics Seminar, University of Houston, Houston, Texas.
Drawing, Drawing Seminar, University of  Texas San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.
DallasArtcast, Online Podcast, Dallas, Texas.
Artbeat #3, Artist Inverview, North Harris Community College, Houston, Texas.
Artbeat #4, Exhibition Opening Commentary, NHCC, Houston, Texas.
The John Adelman Project, Design I, Montgomery College, Conroe, Texas. Instructor: Mary Ann Castagna, Montgomery College Professor.
2006
The Big Bend Sentinel, Marfa, Texas.
Grunion Gazette, Eye on Art, Driven to Abstraction, Long Beach, California, review.
Drawing CORE lecture series, UNT, Denton, Texas.
2005
Foundation in Art & Theory Education Conference, Panel Presentation, Columbus, Ohio
Foundation Curriculum Presentation, Drawing I Lecture, UNT, Denton, Texas
2004
Getting Wired! Faculty Adapting to a changing Foundations Curriculum. Mid-American College Art Association, Panel Presentation
The Power of 11, Studio Tour to Spotlight Local Artists.  Oct. 31, 2004. Denton Record-Chronicle.  Denton, Texas
2002
Riverfest ’02 Central Ohio Pride Week Brochure
2001
Columbus Alive, Ohio Art League Sculpture Show.  Oct. 25, 2001. Authored: Melissa Starker. Review
Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Art League Spring Show
2000
Akron Beacon Journal.  Review:  National Collage Society Exhibition
Art Calendar Magazine, Quarterly National Juried Competition
1999
Art Calendar Magazine, Quarterly National Juried Competition
The Middle East and South East Asia Folklore Bulletin.  Book Review:  The Bible and the Ancient East. Authored:  Cyrus Gordon and Gary Rendsburg





















               

    


 
     
 
   
 
 
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