Shane McAdams


MFA 2005, Pratt Institute
BA 1996, Art History, University of Kansas


2018 “Incidental Contact”, Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI
2017 “Some Thin and Precious Membranes”, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2017 “The Accidental Landscape”, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI
2016 “Beat a Path”, James Watrous Gallery, Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI
2015 “Before the Weight can Leave the Air”, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI
2014 “Scorched Earth”, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2013 “Landscape: Two Views”, Iona College, Chapman Gallery, New Rochelle, NY
2012 “Down and Out the Rabbit Hole,” Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2012 “The Fair and Open Face of Heaven,” Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY
2011 “Fresh Green Beast,” Central Park Arsenal Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
2010 “Micro Chasm,” Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
2009 “Suck and Blow,” Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn New York
2007 “Untitled Number Something,” Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
2006 “Unmoved Mover,” Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
2006 “Project One,” Edward Williams Gallery, Fairleigh Dickinson University
2004 “Tools, Time and Material,” Steuben East Gallery, Brooklyn, NY



Signs of Light, Institute for Human Creativity, Lighthaus Gallery, Lake Tahoe, NV
CONVEYOR, YNC SPC, (Curated by Kate Mothes), Brooklyn, NY
Incidental Contact, The Trout Museum of Art, Appleton, WI (solo)
From the Studios, PenArt, Fish Creek, WI


“Translucent”, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY
“Group Portrait”, Unisex Salon, Brooklyn, NY
“Legacy: Highlights from the Roanoke College’s Permanent Collection”, Roanoke College, VA
“A Tiny Rivulet in a Distant Forest”, (Curated by Michael Velliquette), ArtStart, Rhinelander, WI
“Life, Space, and Hallucination,” Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY


“Fault Lines”, GP Presents, New York, NY
“Exploring Reality”, Schneider Museum, Ashland, OR
“Super Natural”, Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
“Ballpoint”, Sugarlift, Brooklyn, NY


“Topography Transformed”, Haggerty Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
“Paintings in Trees,” The Peoples’ Garden, Brooklyn, NY
LIGHT”, (curated by Nina Bednarski), Usable Space, Milwaukee, WI
HIGH/LOW/MIDDLE”, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI
“Earth Day”, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY
“Paperazzi 4”, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY


Odeon Art Fair, Bogota Columbia with John McGurk Gallery
“Lost Worlds”, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL
“Pratt Alumni Exhibition”, Brooklyn, NY
“Process”, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
“(Re)Motivated, Usable Space, Milwaukee, WI
“Paperazzi III”, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
“Forward 2014”, Allis Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI


“Terra Ingocnita”, Storefront Bushwick
“Hand to Earth”, Scream Gallery, London, UK
“Unhinged”, Pierogi, Brooklyn, NY
“The Lonely Sea and Sky”, Allegra LaViola, New York, NY
“In Between Lines”, Laundry Lung, Brooklyn, NY
“Let’s Talk About Love Baby”, Printed Matter, New York, NY
“Paperazzi II”, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
“The Space Between the Stars”, Scream Gallery, London, UK
“Inside Out”, Laundry Lung, Brooklyn, NY


Bad at Sports, A + D Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Summer Snacks,” Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
“Radiance,” (curated by Alvin Goh), ArtistsRee, Hong Kong, China
“Paperazzi,” Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, New York


“The Shape of the Problem,” Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
“Can’t Hear the Revolution,” Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
“Summer Weekend,” Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Chain Letter,” Samson Projects, Boston, MA
“Synthetic,” Winston Wachter Fine Art, Seattle, WA
“24/7” Lyons Weir Gallery, New York, NY
“Big Group/Small Works”, In Rivers, Brooklyn, NY
“Paper Work”, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY


“Summer Love”, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
“Phantasmorganica”, (curated by Danielle Mund), Allegra laViola Gallery, New York, NY
“Natural Renditions”, (curated by Eric Gleason and Diana Campbell), Marlborough Gallery, New York, NY
“A Separate Peace”, McNeil Project Space, New York, NY
“Midnite Snacks II”, (curated by Brian Hubble), 1366 Space, Chicago, IL
“Paper Works”, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY


“Home Schooled”’ (curated by Dana Greenidge), Pace University, New York, NY
“Sunny Side Up”, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
“Year Five”, Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY
Grasmere Art Space, Rhinebeck, New York, NY
“Midnite Snacks”’ (curated by Brian Hubble), Ghost Print Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
Albright Knox Collector’s Gallery, Buffalo, NY


“The Brand New Deal”, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
Grasmere Art Space, Rhinebeck, New York, NY
“Summer in Chelsea”, Winston Wächter Fine Art, New York, NY


“Brief Encounters”, Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
“The Clay Projects” (curated by Andrea Serbonich), New York, NY


“Tom Berenz + Shane McAdams”, Isthmus Magazine, March 2016
Muckian, Michael, “Tom Berens and Shane McAdams Complement and Contrast at Watrous Gallery”, Wisconsin Gazzette, March 24, 2016
Interview on WORT, Madison, Morning Buzz, April, 2016
Heuston, Laurie, “Exploring Reality at the Schneider Museum of Art,”Medford Mail Tribune” Jan, 2016
Minerath, Kat, “Current Tendencies at the Haggerty Museum,” Shepherd Express, July, 2015
“Art City Contributors on Current Tendencies”, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 2015
Sutton, Benjamin, “In a Bushwick Park, Paintings are Growing on Trees,” Hyperallergic (photoessay)
Schumacher, Mary Louise, “Artists on Road Trip to Find Lost Avant-Garde”, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 19, 2015
“Shane McAdams’ Spilled Ink”, Farenheit Magazine, June 6, 2015
Voeller, Megan, “Dunedin Fine Arts World and Living Matters”, Creative Loafing, November 2014
Speer, Richard, Willimette Week, April 2014
Evans, Mallory, Luxe Interiors + Design, April 2014
Vogue, Brazil, September, 2013
Dirty Laundry Magazine, Issue 2, June 2013
Voynovskaya, Nastia, Hi Fructose, February 2013
Menkes, Susie, “Prints that tell a Story”, The New York Times, September 2012
Nnadi, Chioma, Vogue Magazine, September 2012
Newhall, Edie, The Philadelphia Inquirer, June 2012
Maszilewski, Lynn, Creative Spaces, Milk Made, June 2012
Art and Science Journal, March 2012
Scheifele, Kris, White Hot Magazine, February 2012
Beautiful Decay, February 2012
“Streaking Ink Paintings”, My Modern Metropolis, February 2012
Shane McAdams gets straight to the (ball) point, Phaidon, January 2012
LaBarre, Suzanne, Fast Company, December 2011
Kim, Erica, Design Boom, November 2011
Upchurch, Michael, The Seattle Times, July 2011
D.K. Row, The Oregonian, December 2010
Richard Speer, Visual Arts Source, The Huffington Post, Nov. 2010
Matt Stangel, “Faking Real,” Portland Mercury, November 2010
R.C. Baker, Village Voice, July 16, 2008
James Kalm, Wagmag, December 2006
Mario Naves, The New York Observer, September 2006 featured artist, August 2006
Ken Johnson, “Head Over Hand,” The New York Times: Art Listings, January 13, 2006
Miami Arts Exchange, “Finding Its Way at Art Miami 2006,” 2006


“Everyone’s an Expert,” NEW THEORY, Vol. 3, October 2016
Catalog Essay for Exploring Reality at the Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR
“Apfelbaum and Westfall Unpack Abstraction at the Suburban,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec.2014
“Tom Uttech: The Importance of Being Earnest,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, December 2014
“Hating and Loving Mark di Suvero’s, the Calling,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 2014
“The Myth of the Tortured Artist,” Daily Beast, January 2014
Thoughts from Across the Cultural Divide, Bad at Sports, 2012 – 2013
Review of “Making American Taste,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2012
“The Ecstasy of St. Herzog,” The Brooklyn Rail, Summer 2011
“Exit from the Overpass,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 2011
“That Barnett Newman “That “Onement” Painting is, Like, so 1948,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2010
“Footloose Among the Functors,” The Brooklyn Rail, December/January 2009-2010
“The Importance of Being Unimportant,” The Brooklyn Rail, September 2009
“Today’s Special: Saucy Curatorship and Tofu Art,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2009
Review of Mike Womack at ZieherSmith, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2009
“Cowless Cowboys Live Forever,” The Brooklyn, Rail, November 2008
Review of Alejandro Pereda at Magnan Projects and Magnan Emrich, The Brooklyn Rail, October 2008
“The Olafur Eliasson Phenomenon,” The Brooklyn Rail, September 2008
Interview with Aurel Schmidt, Art Voices, September 2008
Review of Darina Karpov at Pierogi, The Brooklyn Rail, July/August 2008
Review of Sterling Ruby at the Drawing Center, The Brooklyn Rail, March 2008
Review of Robert Jack at Josee Bienvenu, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2008
“Manufacturing Dissent,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2007


2011 Adjunct Professor, Marian University
2010 Adjunct Professor, Rhode Island School of Design
2007 – 2009 Caren Golden Fine Art, NYC- Director
2004 – 2007 Denise Bibro Fine Art, NYC – Gallery Manager
2003 – 2004 Walter Biggs, New York, NY – Studio Assistant
2003 – 2004 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY – Lecture Coordinator
2002 – 2004 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY – Gallery Coordinator


“45 NORTH”, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI
“Re-Motivated”, Usable Space, Milwaukee, WI
TEDX Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, November 2010
“A Separate Peace”, NYC, 2010
“Tension/Release”, Caren Golden Fine Art, 2008
“Head over Hand”, Pushing the Limits of Paint, Denise Bibro Fine Art, 2006