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Screen Prints by Adam Smith

Adam was born in 1983 in ever-shrinking rural Pennsylvania in a small town called Worcester, about 45 minutes outside of Philadelphia.

He have always been drawing, creating, taking things apart and putting them back together (although not necessarily the way they were before.) As a kid, when his mom wouldn’t let him have toy guns he was left to his wits to fashion them out of legos. This inherent creativity lasted through high school and eventually led him to the Savannah College of Art and Design. He began his college career as an animation major then realized that he was born to create by getting his hands dirty and switched to the metals and jewelry department where he graduated in 2005 with a BFA.

After graduating SCAD I hung around Savannah for a couple years working as a mechanic in a bike shop and as “grillmaster” in a sandwich shop, as well as general ruckus causer.  In 2008 he moved back north to Philadelphia.

Since he graduated from SCAD his work has evolved from jewelry to 3-D box format sculpture (often compared to Joseph Cornell).  In the last year or so I’ve evolved from 3-D to 2-D.


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