← Back to Artists

Thomas Adam

Thomas Adam
  • Work
  • Biography
Using a combination of techniques in drawing, painting and print I create works that attempt to draw attention to the absurdity of our collective ideas of normality within contemporary life.
Using a diverse range of print, drawing, painting and sculptural methods Thomas Adam's artwork explores themes relating to human condition.

Lone fictional characters or semi-autobiographical versions of the artist are presented in works as spectators of the world where senses are seemingly heightened, memories are more dreamlike, and the supernatural seems more plausible. Recent works created during lockdown, step away from the lone figure, and instead cast our collective memory back to the 'old normal’.
-Royal College of Art, MA in Print 2016-2018
-Edinburgh College of Art, First Class Hons in Drawing and Painting, 2007-2011

-‘New Space’ Good Vibes Studios - Summer 2020, Edinburgh
-‘Inexhaustible Well’ Ltd Ink Corporation -October 2020, Edinburgh

EXHIBITIONS (2019 - 2012)
-‘For The Many’ The Chopping Block Gallery - June 2019, London
-‘Lightning Without Thunder’ Solo show, Arusha Gallery - March 2019, Edinburgh
-‘The Same Tendency’ Summerhall - March 2019, Edinburgh

-‘The Salamander Devours its Tail Twice’ Gallery 46 - November 2018, London
-‘Surface Deep’ Robert Burt Gallery - September 2018, London
-‘Aeroplane Mode’ The Chopping Block Gallery - August 2018, London
-‘Royal College of Art 2018 Degree Show’ - June 2018, London
-‘250th Summer Exhibition’ Royal Academy - June 2018, London
-‘Bainbridge Open 2018’ ASC Gallery - June 2018, London
-‘Hold Your Horses, hold them, and never let them go’ CGP Gallery - February 2018, London

‘Like Literally, Literally Like’ Hockney Gallery - November 2017, London
‘Output’ CGP Gallery - November 2017, London
‘RCA WIP Show’ Royal College of Art – January 2017, London

-‘Converge’ Visual Arts Scotland, Royal Scottish Academy – January 2016, Edinburgh

-‘RSA Open Exhibition’ Royal Scottish Academy – November 2015, Edinburgh

-‘Derwent Art Prize Exhibition’ The Mall Galleries – November 2014, London

-Long listed for Elephant / Griffin award, 2018
-Shortlisted for The Derwent Drawing Prize 2014
-Shortlisted for 2012 Catlin top 10 UK Graduates Guide finalist,
-Catriona White Drawing Prize 2011
-Andrew Grant Bequest Award 2011

‘The Scotsman Magazine’, ‘Converge’ Review by Duncan Macmillan. 2016
‘This is Now’ exhibition booklet. 2013
‘B-Mag’, issue 6, Revolution 9. 2012
‘The Catlin Guide 2012, New Contemporary Artists in the UK
'Chem-Trails Over Camberwell'
  • Thomas Adam
  • 'Chem-Trails Over Camberwell'
  • Mixed Media
'Dusk in Bonnybridge'
  • Thomas Adam
  • 'Dusk in Bonnybridge'
  • Mixed Media
'Winter Walk'
  • Thomas Adam
  • 'Winter Walk'
  • Mixed Media
'Moonlight Through Skylight
  • Thomas Adam
  • 'Moonlight Through Skylight
  • Mixed Media
'Man Stuck in Attic'
  • Thomas Adam
  • 'Man Stuck in Attic'
  • Mixed Media
'06:38 Commuter Town Platform'
  • Thomas Adam
  • '06:38 Commuter Town Platform'
  • Drawing