Adam Niklewicz earned his BFA in graphic communications from Washington University in St. Louis and his MFA in sculpture from SUNY Purchase. His work has been featured and discussed in ARTnews, Art New England, The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, Modern Painters Magazine, The Huffington Post, and the Nation, among others. In Poland, he has been featured in Obieg, Exit, and Format magazines. He has shown at such venues as Real Art Ways, The New Britain Museum of American Art, The Stamford Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, Black & White Gallery, FiveMyles, Slag Gallery, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Galerie fur Landschaftskunst (Hamburg, Germany), Gallery of Contemporary Art (Opole, Poland), Zacheta (Warsaw, Poland) and Arte Laguna 2014 (the Arsenale, Venice, Italy).
In 2012, Niklewicz completed a major public art project in Hartford, Connecticut. The two-pronged work (a conceptual mural titled The Charter Oak and a video projection upon a façade of an office building, titled Walking Around a Tree), was commissioned by the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Real Art Ways and the city of Hartford.
Visit Adam's website at www.adamniklewicz.com.
Niklewicz’s work thrives on surprise and plays with de-contextualization. The objects of his attention are quite ordinary. These are tables, chairs, plates and a host of other items that have a role to play in the network of daily experiences that define the practical world. Niklewicz stands back and assumes a detached view of the objects attempting to discover new and secret aspects of reality by making obvious things odd and finding playful qualities along with clear and palpable symbolism. Such contemplative detachment translates into absurd situations suspended of practicality but with healthy dose of irony and humor.
- Tatyana Okshteyn, Funding Director, Black & White Gallery / Project Space