China Adams

Lecturer of Design

China Adams

China Adams is a conceptual artist whose multi-media work probes issues of reusability and consumerism.  In addition to her conceptual work she maintains a strong drawing practice. 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’ themed exhibitions have received critical acclaim.

As a logical progression in non-object-based conceptual art making, Adams is currently exploring positive energy as an art medium.  Most recently she 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