ROSS, Adam

Creator

ROSS, ADAM
b. United States, 1962
Adam Ross was born in Los Angeles, California in 1962. After graduating from UC Santa​ Barbara with a BA in Art in 1984, Ross began his career as a painter. His work balances abstraction with realism by layering bold explosions of color, texture, and shapes, resulting in landscapes reminiscent of urban cities falling into chaos. Ross’s meticulous and labor-intensive​ process of layering paint often results in incredibly nuanced, intricate variations of saturated color that lend his surface an immersive, almost vortex-like quality. In 1988 Ross became a​ fellow at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. He then​ returned to UC Santa Barbara​ in 1988 to receive his MFA. He currently works and resides in Los​ Angeles, and has since become a William Dole Fellow and research grant recipient at the UC Santa Barbara. His artwork has been featured in exhibitions in the United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, and all across the United States in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C, and Seattle. In addition to his artistic achievements, Ross has also been a major contributor and featured author in multiple books and articles on contemporary art.

Citation

ROSS, ADAM, b. United States, 1962, and Adam Ross was born in Los Angeles, California in 1962. After graduating from UC Santa​ Barbara with a BA in Art in 1984, Ross began his career as a painter. His work balances abstraction with realism by layering bold explosions of color, texture, and shapes, resulting in landscapes reminiscent of urban cities falling into chaos. Ross’s meticulous and labor-intensive​ process of layering paint often results in incredibly nuanced, intricate variations of saturated color that lend his surface an immersive, almost vortex-like quality. In 1988 Ross became a​ fellow at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine. He then​ returned to UC Santa Barbara​ in 1988 to receive his MFA. He currently works and resides in Los​ Angeles, and has since become a William Dole Fellow and research grant recipient at the UC Santa Barbara. His artwork has been featured in exhibitions in the United Kingdom, France, The Netherlands, and all across the United States in cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C, and Seattle. In addition to his artistic achievements, Ross has also been a major contributor and featured author in multiple books and articles on contemporary art., “ROSS, Adam,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/4684.