Yura Adams is known for her abstract and energetic works inspired by natural sciences. Her paintings and installation works interpret visually, ideas she discovers in physics and combine observation and poetic experience.


Adams has exhibited throughout the United States in venues such as The New Museum in New York, Experimental Intermedia, Franklin Furnace, New Music America, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut, and one person shows at the John Davis Gallery in Hudson, New York. She most recently has exhibited at Opalka Gallery at Sage College, Albany in a large four person show that she also curated.


In 2019 Adams received a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and has previously received grants from National Endowment for the Arts, Berkshire Taconic Foundation, New York Decentralization, and New York Foundation of the Arts, Mark program. She has taught painting in many schools including Rhode Island School of Design and is curator/director of contemporary art for the Foundation Gallery at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson, New York. 


Yura Adams maintains her studio in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

Photo credit:Karen Davidson