Adam Simon is a Brooklyn-based artist. He has been called a Conceptual Painter, through his use of painting in series, and the conceptual origins of his works. Some of his series have taken as their starting point iconic or identifiable emblems, such as stock photos or corporate logos that become familiar to us.
Simon states “There’s more to being an artist than making work and finding a gallery” and as such his work in performance and organizing exhibits adds to his body of work. He was a co-founder and co-director of Four Walls, an artist-run forum/exhibition space that existed from 1984 to 1988 in Hoboken, NJ and from 1990 to 1998 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Four Walls presented one-evening exhibitions and participated in exhibitions at White Columns, Artists Space, Ronald Feldman Gallery, all in New York, Kunstverein München, Munich, Germany, the Vincent Leunges Institute (Oslo, Norway), and Vienna Kunsthalle, Austria. Four Walls also hosted Rambling Conversations with artists including Joyce Pensato, Nils Norman, Peter Fend, Rachel Harrison, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Paul Pfeiffer, Andrea Fraser, Dennis Oppenheim, Alix Perlstein, Brian Conley and William Pope.L. Four Walls is featured in Art on the Block by Ann Fensterstock and in various publications including Art News, The New York Times, Art (Germany), Documents, and Zing Magazine.
Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Studio 10 Gallery