Artwork

I’m creating a one-woman, multi-media, visual and performance art show, titled, “Water*Marked.” It is my true story of loss, resilience, and redemption. I will perform it live with large photographs printed on flowing fabric panels. It is a work-in-progress about losing 50 years of my original fine art right before a retrospective. It is a life-affirming visual performance about recovery and inspiration. Some of the nine images below were ruined in the flood (as you can see in the colors weeping), others miraculously survived.

Clay Monotypes

Click on the blue link below for a slideshow about the process of Adair creating clay monoprints.
Clay Monoprints Workshop Slideshow

Fine Art Photographs

Alternative Photography

Water Colors

Anthropology of Motherhood

Three of Adair’s lithographs and engravings were juried into the “Responding to the Overturn of ROE V WADE Anthropology of Motherhood” virtual exhibition. You can view this powerful artist call to action here. She is honored to have her art included. While she created the prints several years ago, their powerful messages resonate today.

In Exhibitions

Adair’s clay monotypes juried into exhibitions

Honors & Awards

Award-winning exhibiting fine artist

  • Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, “Art for the Collector,” one of nine featured Connecticut artists, Ridgefield, CT
  • Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism Grant recipient
  • Connecticut Magazine, “Experts Name 7 Connecticut Artists Who Are Good Investments”
  • American Corporate Identity Association, 3 awards of excellence
  • Stamford Art Association, First, Second, Third’s and Honorable Mention

Noteworthy Exhibitions

  • “Views from a Matrix” Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT 2024
  • Anthropology of Motherhood, virtual exhibition, Responding the the Overturn of Roe v Wade,  2023
  • The Art Center, “Voices and Visions,” Highland Park, IL 2022
  • Show Swap, East London Printmakers, London, England 2022
  • City Lights Gallery, Bridgeport, CT 2022
  • Spectrum “Renewal” Contemporary Art Exhibition, Carriage Barn Arts Center, New Canaan, CT 2022
  • Connecticut Women Artists Annual National Open Juried Exhibition, Arts Center East, Vernon, CT 2021
  • Norwalk Community Health Center, Fairfield County arts Association, Norwalk, CT 2021
  • Priority Prints, Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, Poultney, VT 2021
  • Darien Arts Center, “Pic Darien 2021” Darien, CT 2021
  • Fairfield County Arts Association (virtual), Fairfield County, CT 2020
  • Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, (virtual), 2020
  • “Unique Impressions Vl” at Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA, 2016
  • “The Power of Color” Bruce S. Kershner Gallery, Fairfield, CT 2016
  • Stamford Art Association exhibition “Anything Goes” at Ferguson Library Gallery, Stamford, CT 2015
  • 17th Annual Pequot Library Art Show, Southport, CT 2014
  • Max’s Juried Pop-up Art Show, Westport, CT 2014
  • Juried International Print Exhibition, Pendle Heritage Centre Gallery, UK 2014
  • Regional Open Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Easton, CT 2014
  • Annual Members Exhibition, the Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT 2014
  • Annual Members Art Show, Fairfield County Arts Association, Fairfield, CT 2013
  • “Living with Art” Community Art Exhibition, Pequot Library, Southport, CT 2013
  • The Sketchbook Project World Tour, 2012 and 2013
  • Juried Art Show, Pequot Library, Southport, CT 2012
  • 14th Annual Art Show, Pequot Library, Southport, CT, 2011
  • Sacred Heart University, Gallery for Contemporary Art, Faculty Art Show, Fairfield 2009
  • Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, “Art for the Collector,” Ridgefield, CT 1981
  • Somerstown Studios & Gallery, Somers, NY 1980
  • The Alternative Museum, New York, NY 1979
  • Artworks Gallery, Hartford, CT 1979
  • Hurlburt Gallery, Greenwich, CT 1978
  • The Stamford Museum, Stamford, CT 1978
  • Bell Gallery, Greenwich, CT 1978
  • Third Eye Gallery, New York, NY 1976
  • Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY 1975
  • Crouse College, Syracuse, NY 1975
  • Sylvia Wycoff Gallery, Syracuse, NY 1975
  • Lowe Art Center, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 1974
  • Landmark Gallery, Stamford, CT 1974

Partial Collectors List

Artwork is represented in private homes and offices in the U.S. and Canada. Bea Nettles, Bill Viola, Howard Rovics, Bruce Manwaring, Joseph Jachna, Sophia Gevas, Guenther Riess, Jennifer Dule, Patrice Barrett, Betsy Stevenson, John and Betty McPhee, Steven and Jane Alpert, Kathleen and Peter Achorn, Janet Watts, Dan Snydacker, Julie C. Skakel, Priscilla Carroll, Gloria Cuenca, Sue Sims, Steve Stamas, Arne Heitmann, Grover Wilson, Karen Wilson, Caroline Glaser, Angela de Lara, Stuart Good, Tracy McNamara, Gregg Glaser, Mary Lou Dan

Education

  • BFA cum laude College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University
  • Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
  • The Art Students League, New York, NY
  • Center for Contemporary Printmaking, Norwalk, CT

Studied With

  • Painters – Anthony Palumbo, George McNeil, Jane Kaufman
  • Printmakers – Bruce Manwaring, Don Cortese, Mitch Lyons
  • Ceramist – Henry Gernhardt
  • Photographers – Arnold Gassan, Joseph Jachna, Melissa Shook, Bea Nettles

Blasts from the Past: To see a sampling of Adair’s art and graphic design work over the years, click on this video here.

Artwork/images are copyrighted © Copyright Adair Wilson Heitmann.