School of Art and Visual Studies
Patrick Adams was born into the rural farming community of Worthington, MN in 1965. It was on the tall-grass prairie with its vast horizon, dramatic light and thousands of natural lakes that Adams came to love the landscape that would become the dominant subject of his work. After graduating from Winona State University in Winona, MN in 1989 with a BA in studio art, Adams went on to the University of Kentucky graduate school to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in painting. Having earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1992, he began exhibiting his paintings both locally and across the United States. He has twice been awarded the prestigious Al Smith Fellowship by the Kentucky Arts Council.
Adams has exhibited his work at the Ann Tower Gallery in Lexington, KY, The Red Arrow Gallery in Nashville, TN, Costello-Childs Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ, Aberson Exhibits in Tulsa, OK, and Art Access Gallery in Columbus, OH. His work can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States such as the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, Hilliard Lyons, Louisville, KY, Gaylord International Convention Center, Washington, DC and many others. Adams painting, “Rockface” was featured in People Magazine: Country Special Edition (Oct. 2011) in an article on multi-Grammy Award winning artist and member of musical trio Lady A, Dave Haywood, who owns the painting. Adams lives in Lexington, KY.