Purple Stem Angelica, June 2022

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 will open a solo show at Olympia, 41 Orchard Street, NYC, New York, Oct 27, 2022. Recently Adams was presented at NADA New York by Olympia, May 2022 and exhibited at LABspace, Hillsdale, New York August-September, 2022. In 2023, Yura Adams will exhibit at Turley Gallery in Hudson, New York, April 2023. 


Awards include a grant from the Peter S Reed Foundation (through 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. 


She lives and works in Western Massachusetts and her studio is located an industrial building in the back of the farm where she lives.







Studio in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.  Photo credit: Ren Davidson