Adam Welch is an artist, critic, and educator. Adam’s art is about making and decoration. Through forming, manipulating, and the incorporation of design, documentation and intervention, he explores history, culture and the self, through one object – the brick. His writing examines the artists and activities of contemporary ceramics. As an educator, Adam encourages students to inquire and create, examine worldviews and to awaken their understanding of self and the world and the relationship of the two.
Adam has participated in thirty-nine solo or group exhibitions in the United States over the past ten years, including at MoMA PS1 and White Columns in NYC, and AIR Gallery in Brooklyn, with solo exhibitions at the Hunterdon Art Museum, Kean University, Princeton Day School, and Northwestern College, and several curated, group, and invitational exhibitions throughout the United States. His art has been featured in four books including The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay and 500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Singular Works, in the NCECA Biennial (Tampa Museum of Art) catalogue and has been reviewed in Ceramics Art and Perception, the Korean magazine Monthly Ceramic Art, and featured in Ceramics Monthly. Additionally, in the last ten years he has published forty scholarly essays, reviews and catalogue essays.
Adam began working at Greenwich House Pottery in 2003, in 2007 appointed assistant director and since 2010 serves as director. In 2010, he was appointed lecturer in the visual arts at Princeton University. Adam holds a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth and a BFA with a minor in Art Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. He currently lives in Hightstown, New Jersey with his wife, Rachel, a fashion designer, and their two daughters.