China Adams

Assistant Professor of Teaching

China Adams

China Adams is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work merges written documentation with object making.  She relies on a range of materials, frequently repurposed ones.  Her large scale drawings also examine the play between art and document. She has exhibited internationally, and has had several solo shows at Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, and The Porch Gallery, Ojai. Public collections include the Berkeley Art Museum, Orange County Art Museum and the Carnegie Art Museum. Born in 1970 in San Francisco, Adams earned her BFA from UCLA and MFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Since 2009, she has been a lecturer at USC Roski School of Art & Design. As a curator, Adams’ exhibitions have received critical acclaim. Most recently Adams coordinated a month long collaboration with 80 other artists, Massage Generated Energy Drawings, which examined the process of generating and exchanging positive energy. Adams lives and works in Los Angeles.

Email chinaada@usc.edu
Redesigning America
Stitch and Hide Procedure
Seventeen Names
Premonition Scrolls September
White Flags and Silent Chimes
A Novel Attempt