Adam Handler

Biography

"I received my B.A. in Art History from The State University of Purchase, with a minors in Fine Arts where I studied a full range of fine art fields; painting, sculpture, photography and even graphic design. In my off hours, I worked at the framing factory which inspired me to become an artist in the first place.  I've enjoyed this multi-pronged education: scholarly, studio work and the opportunity to  physicallyhandle original works from Picasso to Basquiat, from Matisse to de Kooning and more, far more.  I plan to keep on revolutionizing my art as I grow.

My adventure into the classic world of visual arts began when I was 18 and spent 3 months in Italy studying drawing with Professor Len Stokes. He pushed me to look beyond form and color and create pieces that were visually exciting and shockingly beautiful. His guidance opened my eyes to the freedom of drawing and painting, and was a defining point in my artistic journey."

Adam Handler studied Life Drawing in Italy and went on to graduate from Purchase College with a major in Art History along with courses in craft design with Jorge Nieves and printing color photography with Debra Mesa-Pelly. He has exhibited his work in New York City, Greenwich CT, Canada, and Texas. Adam is a young man with burning ambition to push the boundaries of art; and he has no plans of slowing down. His painting and photography exudes freshness.

Artist's Statement:
"Mid-twentieth century America, Vietnam, the British Invasion, Andy Warhol's simplistic commercial Campbell's soup cans and the wildness of Haring and Basquiat have long enticed me. This post WWII period always depicted character and artistic freedom, liberation from "the man". Though I was born in 1980's, I have often speculated how the feelings and emotions that conflicted youth then continue to remain relevant today. That era in particular spurred my interests in creating paintings that captured the rebellious energy of the time, while transforming the imagery into contemporary works that relate to my generation. Contemporary politics and economics, social interactions, views on love, life, and death are all compressed into my mixed media works."

 

An important source for modern and contemporary American & European Art in East Hampton, New York & worldwide, Janet Lehr Fine Art / Vered Gallery's spectacular wide-ranging inventory consists of unique paintings, drawings, large & small scale sculpture, monotypes, prints and photographs  by Ansel Adams, Milton Avery, Richard Avedon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Romare Bearden, Fernando Botero, Cartier-Bresson, Marc Chagall, Alvin Langdon Coburn, Willem De Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Thomas Eakins, Childe Hassam, David Hockney, Winslow Homer, Wolf Kahn, Jeff Koons, Fernand Leger, Roy Lichtenstein, Man Ray, Thomas Moran, Henry Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Rothko, Cindy Sherman, Charles Sheeler, Bert Stern, Alfred Stieglitz, Andy Warhol, Carleton E Watkins, Tom Wesselmann and Andrew Wyeth.

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Solo Exhibitions:


2013
May 15 - June 23, 2013
The Bendheim Gallery: New Work, Greenwich CT

2012
May 24 - May 28, 2012
SeaFair- Showing with The Bendheim Gallery- Greenwich CT-
Feburary 10th -March 19th 2012
Vered Gallery: Love Junkies, East Hampton NY:

2011
May 2011-
New Art Center, NYC, NY Solo Exhibition

2010
April 2010-
The Bendheim Gallery in association with the Greenwich Arts Council, Greenwich CT, Solo Exhibition
May 2010- Adrian J. Falcon Gallery, Del Rio TX, Solo Exhibition

2009
August 2009- POST Exhibit space, Calgary Canada , Solo Exhibition

Group Exhibitions:
2013
May 2013- Art on the Edge 2013: The New Contemporary Vered Gallery, East Hampton NY

2012
May 2012 - Art on the Edge 2012: The New Contemporary Vered Gallery, East Hampton NY
Vered Gallery: Needful Things
Vered Gallery: Masterworks of European and American Art for the 21st Century
Boston Art Inc: New Works on Display
M55 Gallery: In the Place we Live
Richards of Greenwich: New works on Display
Seafair in partnership with The Bendheim Gallery

2011
March 2011- Media Loft gallery, New Rochelle NY, Solo Exhibition
July 2011 - Art on the Edge 2011: The New Contemporary Vered Gallery, East Hampton NY
Dorianne Hutton Fine Art: Park Avenue Armory Print Fair
The Greenpoint Gallery: Halloween Show
The Benheim Gallery: Look Who's Here: Art on Mirrors
Jaafar Tazi Salon: 149 Greenwich Ave: Greenwich CT
Baccarat; 238 Greenwich Ave: Greenwich CT
M55 gallery in collaboration with Long Island City Arts. " In the Place we Live": Long Island City NY
Spacewomb: Fashion Photography: Long Island City NY
The Greenwich Tree Conservancy with Greenwich Arts Council:Branching out and interpretation of Pinetum Montgomery: Greenwich CT

2010
September 2010- Paper Kite Press Gallery, Kingston PA, 2 person exhibition
Climate Gallery, Long Island City NY, Focal Length(photography)-January 2010
PooL Art Fair, The Gershwin Hotel, exhibiting with Veaux gallery-March 2010
6x6 Gallery, New York NY, Group exhibition, February 2010
PooL Art Fair, The Gershwin Hotel, exhibiting with Veaux gallery-March 2010
July 2010 - Art on the Edge 2010: The New Contemporary Vered Gallery, East Hampton NY
Recycled Art, Paper Kite Press Gallery, Kingston PA, Group exhibition-July 2010
Art on the Edge, Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY, Group exhibition-July 2010
Recycled Art, Paper Kite Press Gallery, Kingston PA, Group exhibition-July 2010

2009
Winter 2009- Walter Wickiser Gallery, Group Exhibition: Confluences of Culture III: Collection of small works east and west
Spring 2009- The Bendheim Gallery, in association with the Greenwich arts council, Greenwich CT, Under 500 group show
6x6 Gallery, New York NY, Inaugural Group exhibition: Oct 2009
Climate Gallery, Long Island City NY, Never Think SMALL, group exhibition: Oct 2009
Lana Santorelli Gallery, New York NY, Gastronomy: Group Exhibition: Oct 2009
The Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers NY, Play it again, Sam- Group Exhibition: Nov 2009
Walter Wickiser Gallery, New York NY, Art Group Exhibition: Dec 2009

2008
May 2008- Art to the Avenue, Solo Exhibition, Greenwich CT
July 2008- Group Exhibition at The Grand, NYC, Walter Wickiser Gallery
2007-2008: RoGallery, LIC, NY

2007
May 2007- A Walk in the Park- East Islip LI, The Admiralty

Private Collections:

The Erwin Pearl Collection: 900 5th Ave, New York, NYC
Levis Fine Art, Ossining NY
The Deutsche Bank, Director Elizabeth Stone, NYC
Dorianne Hutton Fine Art, Greenwich CT
Amanda Newson, London UK (Council member: Serpentine Museum, London)
Mick Bundul, Minneapolis, MN (Board member: Minneapolis Institute of the Arts)
The Mountain Road Resort, Stowe VT
Wendy and Mark Moskowitz, Rye NY
Tracey and Jeff Weiner Amagansett and NY
Dale and John Hopsman Los Angelos CA
Jill London-Dwek, NY
Nirit Varen Resnick Tel Aviv, NY
Sara Zambrelli NY
Stacy and Terrence Lowenberg NY
Audrey and John Furfaro
Kenlynne Mulroy, NY

 

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