Yura Adams is a painter and installation artist whose work interprets her personal research on weather, patterns of geology, biological growth, and the transparency of nature.
Adams recently opened two exhibitions: a solo show at Olympia, 41 Orchard Street, NYC, New York, October-December, 2022 and a show of her sculptures at Turley Gallery, Hudson, New York, April 2023. In 2022 Adams was presented at NADA New York by Olympia, and exhibited at LABspace, Hillsdale, New York August-September, 2022.
Awards include a grant from the Peter S Reed Foundation by nomination 2022, Drawing Center Viewing Program (2021), Pollock-Krasner Foundation (2019), Martha Boschen Porter Fund, Berkshire Taconic Foundation (2017), New York State Council on the Arts (individual artist grant 2010) New York Foundation of the Arts Mark Program (2009), and National Endowment for the Arts (individual artist grant, New Genres 1985).
Adams has an extensive exhibition record throughout the Hudson Valley with many solo shows with John Davis Gallery of Hudson, New York and other venues including Opalka Gallery in Albany, New York. In the early part of her career, she exhibited as a visual and performance artist in venues on the east coast such as: Just Above Midtown, City Gallery, New Museum, Experimental Intermedia, New Music America, Real Arts Ways, Franklin Furnace and Foto Gallery.
Her studio is in an industrial building on a farm in Western Massachusetts.