I utilize biological concepts including speciation, convergence and mimicry to create sculptural works of organic abstraction. The sculptures suggest a variety of creatures, but not a specific organism. In the concept that drives my art making, a pioneering organism has entered an untapped environment, where it differentiates rapidly without departing too dramatically from its original form. The sculptures of porcelain, terra cotta, and stoneware are fired over a wide range of temperatures with a variety of glazes. In addition to making art, I work as a dermatologist. I pay attention therefore to skin surface in my art; and I utilize shiny, gnarly, and matte metallic finishes to evolve the skin surfaces.
Christopher Adams was born in Medford, MA in 1972. A ceramist most of his life, he also pursued his passion for science in college, graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University with a B.A. in organismic and evolutionary biology. During his time at Harvard, he was also artist-in-residence at their Ceramics Program. In 2004 he graduated from Columbia University of Physicians & Surgeons. He is a practicing dermatologist as well as an artist. His medical practice strongly influences his work. His solo exhibitions include: Garvey|Simon Art Access, Hosfelt Gallery, Ricco Maresca, Greenwich House (all New York), and Harvard University. He is represented in New York by Garvey|Simon Art Access.