Bio

 

Focusing energy on the micro and macro universe, Adam Weston's abstract color field paintings are meditations in deep color, texture, light, and atmosphere. 

Born and raised in NYC, he attended School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design. In 2004 he moved his studio to Japan, where he continues to live, paint, and exhibit. 

Currently dividing his time between studios in Japan, Hawaii, and New York, his work is held in corporate and private collections.


Statement

 

There is a stream of energy - deep and continuous, which flows through, and is connected to everything in the universe. Concentrating and meditating on color, texture, and atmosphere that resonate the vibrations of water, earth, fire, and air – as well as the deepest reaches of outer and inner space, connects us to that primal source.

The intention in creating this work is to connect the viewer directly to the abundant energy, love, and beauty present in our environment. My reason for sharing it is to promote a greater sense of well-being, peace, and harmony in our everyday lives, hearts, and minds.

My current work is influenced by Japanese Urushi, an age-old technique famous in Kagawa - the region in which I live and work. "Urushi" (lacquer ware), involves the build-up and polishing of multiple layers of color upon intricately carved or textured surfaces.

The process of layering and wiping away is directly connected to the effect, found throughout nature, of accretion and erosion. To me, it is the embodiment of the breath of the earth over the millennia in building mountains and then reducing them, eventually, to dust.   – Adam Weston


Adam Weston
 

Select Solo & Group Exhibitions

 

2017

Takamatsu City Museum of Art (upcoming)
Group exhibition (Takamatsu, Kagawa)

Consulate General of Japan, New York
"Three Islands" – Solo exhibition (New York City)

 

2016

Village West Gallery
“Under the Influence” – Group exhibition (Jersey City, New Jersey)

P.I. Gallery
“New Beginning” – Solo exhibition (Nagoya City, Nagoya)

 

2015

Takamatsu City - Shionoe Museum of Art
“Pulse of Life” – Solo exhibition (Takamatsu, Kagawa)

BTAP – Beijing Tokyo Art Projects
“Neo-Moroism” – Group exhibition (Beijing, China)

 

2014

Reijinsha Gallery
“Deep Space” – Solo exhibition (Ginza, Tokyo)

Enokojima Art Center
“Transnational Art 2014” Group exhibition (Osaka)

 

2013

Matsuya Ginza Department Store
“Adam Weston” – Solo exhibition (Ginza, Tokyo)

Reijinsha Gallery
“Source of Life” – Three-person exhibition (Ginza, Tokyo)

O-Gallery
“Flow” – Solo exhibition (Ginza, Tokyo)

 

2011

Tokiwa Art Gallery
“Elements” – Two-person exhibition  (Takamatsu, Kagawa)

Takamatsu City - Shionoe Museum of Art
“Strange Beings” – Three-person exhibition (Takamatsu, Kagawa)

Salon de Rubis Gallery
“Far Away So Close” – Group exhibition (Takamatsu, Kagawa)

Gallery Acostage
Tohoku Earthquake Charity – Group exhibition (Takamatsu, Kagawa)

“Yell”
Tohoku Earthquake Charity – Group exhibition (Takamatsu, Kagawa)

“Mori”
Tohoku Earthquake Charity – Group exhibition (Suginami-ku, Tokyo)

 

2010

Sottoprodotto Gallery
“Deep River” – Solo exhibition
“Selected Artist” award – Setouchi International Art Festival Committee (Takamatsu, Kagawa)

Wakatakaya Gallery
Solo exhibition (Kurume, Fukuoka)

Fukagawa Ippukudo Gallery
Solo exhibition (Koto-ku, Tokyo)

Kaiyodo Kappakan
Awarded prize and permanent display (Shimanto, Kochi)

 

2009

Kyuman Art Museum
Group exhibition (Zentsuji, Kagawa)

 

2008

Kyuman Art Museum
Group exhibition (Zentsuji, Kagawa)

Uno House
Group exhibition (Mitoyo, Kagawa)

 

2007

Kyuman Art Museum
Group exhibition (Zentsuji, Kagawa)

Miyawaki Gallery
Two-person exhibition (Takamatsu, Kagawa)

Nishinotani Studio
Group exhibition (Sakaide, Kagawa)

 

2006

Kyuman Art Museum
Group exhibition (Zentsuji, Kagawa)

Nishinotani Studio
Group exhibition (Sakaide, Kagawa)

 

2005

Quiet Storm
Solo exhibition (Takamatsu, Kagawa)

Tepco Asakusa Museum
Solo exhibition (Asakusa, Tokyo)

 

2004

Takamatsu City Museum of Art
Solo exhibition (Takamatsu, Kagawa)

Gallery de Mou
Two-person exhibition (Takamatsu, Kagawa)

Miyawaki Gallery
Group exhibition (Takamatsu, Kagawa)

Relocated studio to Takamatsu, Japan


 

1985-1986

Parsons School of Design (NYC)

1980-1984

School of Visual Arts (NYC)

1963

Born in Manhattan, New York City