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About Harry Adams

Online Catalogue | About Harry Adams

Harry Adams is the pseudonym used to present the collaborative paintings of artists Adam Wood and Steve Lowe.

Born 1965 and 1966, East London and Slough.
Lives and works in London and Hastings.
Studied at Derby, Southwark, Byam Shaw School of Art and University of Ulster.
Lowe founded and runs the L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, Clerkenwell.

Solo Exhibitions:

2015: An Impossible Garden at the Modernist Ruin. Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Rome
2014: Mortal and Perishing Substances. Annamaria Gambuzzi / Paolo Curti & Co, Milan.
2014: The Impossible Garden. John Marchant Gallery at the Regency Town House, Brighton.
2013: The Lay of the Land. Art&Space Gallery, Munich
2013: Man Beast Tree, Snig Hill Gallery, Sheffield
2012: A Short History of Our Progress Part 3. L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, Clerkenwell.
2011 A Short History of Our Progress Part 2. L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, Clerkenwell.
2010 A Short History of Our Progress. L-13 Light Industrial Workshop, Clerkenwell.
2008 Pandemonium in the English Landscape. The Aquarium L-13
2007 Celebrity Arse Face. As STOT21stCplanB, STDINC Gallery, Clerkenwell.
2007 Pack It In! As STOT21stCplanB, Ink-d Gallery, Brighton
2007 London -The End. As STOT21stCplanB, The Aquarium L-13, London
2006 Little Bits of Death on a Sunny Summer's Day. As STOT21stCplanB, No Glory Gallery, London.
2005 Satan's Rat Trap and the Mouse that Wound Up Dead ( Hey Ho Silver Lining). As STOT21stCplanB, No Hope Gallery, London.

Group shows and other projects:

2013: I Love You Because. Curated by Harry Pye
2011 Men Breaking Ice and Fetching the Body of Toni Kurz - Paintings that Celebrate Heroic Futility, with Billy Childish, London.
2010 ART HATE on Cork Street. Cork Street, London.
2010 Visions and Failures - London Art Fair, Art Projects.
2010 World Art Hate Day.
2009 Infiltrations - L-13 Light Industrial Workshop
2009 National Art Hate Week -
2009 With or Without God - L-13 Light Industrial Workshop.
2009 Dark Times, Editor's Choice - F-ish Gallery, Hastings
2009 Mission Accomplished. - L-13 Light Industrial Workshop
2009 Red Rag to a Bull - Save Our Urchins Art Appeal,
2009 Visionaries - Wallspace, London Wall and the Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham.
2008 THE ASSISTANT for Mayor. Mayoral election campaign. The Aquarium L-13 and
2007 Eat Shit, Millions of Flies Can't Be Wrong. The Arts Organisation, Nottingham and Mare Street, Hackney.
2006 The Aquarium All Stars Christmas Spectacular
2005 Pax Britannica - A Hellish Peace. The Aquarium.
2004 I Hate Your Guts - The Aquarium Gallery
2003 The Situationist International and After - The Aquarium Gallery
1992 - 2005 Innumerable band performances, recordings, radio sessions etc.
1992 Univeristy of Ulster - mid year MA show.
1991 Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child - pop-up show at the Film Collective, Camden.

Art Education:
MA - University of Ulster, Belfast.
3 year diploma Byam Shaw School of Art, London x 2
Art and design foundation course Derby and Southwark.

Awards and prizes:
Scholarship and materials grant, Byam Shaw School of Art 1988 -1991.
Byam Shaw Print Prize - Runner up 1990
Byam Shaw Print Prize - Winner 1989

Musical collaborations:
STOT21stCplanB - Visual Art Collaborations 2004 - 2008.
STOT21stCplanB - 3 piece zero ambition noise rock and 2 piece alt-country band 2000 - 2005
The Impossible - 5 piece rock band 1995 - 2000
Buxom - 3/4 piece rock band. 1992 - 1995
The X Noise performances and installations - Byam Shaw School of Art. 1990 - 1991

L-13 Light Industrial Workshop

Run under various guises since 2003 L-13 is/was a platform for developing, exhibiting and publishing a small group of artists - notably James Cauty, Billy Childish and Jamie Reid. L-13 ceased exhibiting in 2014 and the space is now used primarily as the Harry Adams Studio.


Online Catalogue | About Harry Adams