Approved: 26.10.2018

Adam Grose

Artist, Lecturer / academic, Publisher, Teacher, Writer

Approved: 26.10.2018

Adam Grose's art practice explores layering, memory, history, mythology and entropy relating to 'Lost Generations'.

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    Biography

    Adam Grose's art practice explores layering, memory, history, mythology and entropy relating to 'Lost Generations'.

    He is drawn to the fragility of knowledge and how information can be easily lost, changed, manipulated and misinterpreted over the passage of generations and how we engage with objects from the past.

    Grose uses handmade paint and printing ink, non-fired clays, soils, rock pigment and grown fungi culture from soil samples and collected scrappings, producing two and three dimensional works that embed and collage much of these urban and non-urban materials.

    Through inscribed and carved marks/ glyphs found on sculpted forms, buildings, artefacts or re-found documents and alternative testimonies, Grose explores how we can re-interpret previous obscure realities. [1]

    Notes:

    1: Grose, Adam. Art as Transformer: What are the relationships between the photographic image, painting and mediation?, Revised Edition 2017  (Falmouth: Amazon, 2011/17) <https://www.amazon.co.uk/Art-Transformer-relationships-photographic-mediation-x/dp/1520839448/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1500340176&sr=1-1>

    CV & Education

    Adam R. Grose MA PGCE RWAAN

    adgros@hotmail.com

    www.adamgrose.co.uk | www.rwa.org.uk/artists/adam-grose | https://somersetartworks.org.uk/artists/agrose | https://www.axisweb.org/p/adamgrose

    Current

    Self-employed Artist, Writer, Tutor & Independent Publisher (Clown Press)

    15 July 2015 - Present

    Making and exhibiting fine art; Teaching art groups; Running painting, drawing and printmaking workshops; Writing and publishing books.

    Education

    • Masters in Fine Art Contemporary Practice, Falmouth, 2011/ 12
    • PGCE in Lifelong Learning, Bath Spa, 2005/6
    • City & Guilds Teaching Qualification, Southampton City College, 1997/ 1998
    • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Southampton Institute, 1993 - 1996
    • BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design:  Fine Art (Incl: Photography & Printmaking), Somerset College of Art & Technology, 1991 - 1993

    Teaching

    Art Tutor: GCSE Fine Art including Photography and Digital Arts

    The Taunton Centre PRU, Somerset College, Wellington Road / Taunton Deane Partnership College, Holway Centre, Byron Road, Taunton TA1 2JD

    22 September 2014 – 30 June 2015

    Responsible for effective direct and virtual teaching and learning to pupils with a range of needs in line with the appropriate curriculum guidelines; national guidance and local policies in relation to PRUs.

    Art Lecturer & Coordinator (HMYOI Portland)

    Action for Employment, 23-26 Mary Arches St, Exeter EX4 3AZ. Tel: 0800 345666

    01 August 2005 – 30 September 2011

    Art coordinator in Offender Learning (Art and Design)

    Responsible for the development of the course structure; Schemes of Work; Teaching File; Inspection File; Individual Learning Plans; Assessments; One to One Tutorial; Pastoral Care; Art Meetings with other Tutors; Delivery of Lessons; Contact with other agencies including Koestler Trust, Transco, Inspectors, Ofsted and University/ College applications.

    Art Lecturer (HMYOI Portland)

    Strode College, Church Rd, Street BA16 0AB. Tel: 01458 844400

    22 November 2001 – 01 August 2005 (TUPED over to A4e in 2005)

    Responsible for the development of the course structure; Schemes of Work; Teaching File; Inspection File; Individual Learning Plans; Assessments; One to One Tutorial; Pastoral Care; Art Meetings with other Tutors; Delivery of Lessons; Contact with other agencies including Koestler Trust, Transco, Inspectors, Ofsted and University/ College applications.

    A Level Tutor (part-time - Fridays)

    Southampton City College, St Mary St, Southampton SO14 1AR (Voluntary) 01 September 1997 – 31 July 1998

    Taught A Level Fine Art learners on Fridays. Success with an A*, A and two B Grade passes. Responsible for writing, directing and delivering lessons to the Fine Art group.

    Residencies

    Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Paul Street, Taunton.

    15 Sept – 30 Sept 2018

    Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Paul Street, Taunton.

    Nov/ Dec 2017

    Open Studio, Contains Art, Watchet & Art Weeks 2017 (SAW)

    01 Sept – 30 Sept 2017

    Somerset Art Works Open Studios (SAW).

    22 Sept - 02 Oct 2016

    The Pilgrim: Journey to the North

    Personal Scholarly Research Malaga, Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Belalcázar, Merida, Madrid, Toledo, Barcelona, Bilbao, Santander, Plymouth.

    8 July 2014 – 22 July 2014

    La Fragua: Artist Residency

    Convento de Santa Clara, Belalcázar, Cordoba, Spain. 01 June 1014 – 08 July 2014

    Flow and Art: Artist in Residence at Malaca Instituto

    Calle Rodeo 5, Malaga, Spain. 02 Feb 2014 – 30 May 2014

    Artist in Residence at Cyprus College of Art

    Stass Paraskos Street, Lemba, Pafos, Cyprus.

    15 July 2013 – 22 Jan 2014

    Workshops

    Artist: Art Workshop | Chard Art Group | Chard, Somerset.

    08 & 22 October 2018

    Exploring zinc etching and intaglio printing.

    GoCreate: Taunton Food Feast | Museum of Taunton

    29 & 30 Sept 2018

    Artist: Art Workshop | Mosterton Art Group | Mosterton, Devon.

    10, 17, 24 July 2018

    Artist: Art Workshop | Taunton Live | Taunton, Somerset.

    21 July 2018

    Artist: Art Workshop | The Old Brick Workshop | Wellington, Somerset.

    02 & 23 June 2018

    Artist: Art Workshop | Chard Art Group | Chard, Somerset.

    07 & 21 May 2018

    Artist: Art Workshop | The Old Brick Workshop | Wellington, Somerset.

    17 March 2018

    Artist: Art Workshop | Mosterton Art Group | Mosterton, Devon.

    13 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb 2018

    Artist: Art Workshop | The Old Brick Workshop | Wellington, Somerset.

    20 January 2018

    Artist: Art Workshop | Mosterton Art Group | Mosterton, Devon.

    07 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov 2017 (Feb & June 2018)

    Taunton Live: The Green, Taunton.

    27 July 2017.

    Artist: Art Workshop | Mosterton Art Group | Mosterton, Devon.

    31 May, 07 June, 14 June, 21 June 2016

    Voluntary

    Go Create: Taunton Live Festival

    18 July - 24 July 2016.

    http://tauntonlive.co.uk

    MAFA in Contemporary Practice at University College Falmouth

    03 October 2011 – 22 September 2012

    MA Student Representative.

    Contains Art, East Quay, Watchet TA23 0AQ

    Kid’s Art Day: 16 July 2016.

    www.containsart.co.uk

    Somerset County Council: Artist

    16 – 17 April 2016

    Art workshops in Bridgwater working with foster children and children in care to form work on the theme ‘Dreams and Aspirations’.

    Postgraduate Tutorial Tutor

    01 October 2013 – 22 Jan 2014

    Postgraduate Tutorial and Critiques at the Cyprus College of Art.

    Primary Education & iGCSE Workshops at Cyprus College of Art

    01 September – 20 October 2013

    Teaching art workshops to primary education children.

    Freedom and Confinement Workshop and Exhibition (2005)

    HMYOI Portland and Bryanston School, Salisbury.

    Organised and delivered project with Dr Hannah Fearnley

    Students from HMYOI Portland and Bryanston School, Salisbury and exhibited at Weymouth Library.

    Solo Exhibitions

    Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Taunton. 29 Nov - 02 Dec 2017.  Exhibition and pop up printing studio.

    Contains Art:  Open Studios & Exhibition.  1st Sept - 30th Sept 2017.  Solo exhibition of works and pop up studio on monotype printing techniques.

    Printmaking Exhibition: Solo Show. Studio One at Contains Art, Watchet, West Somerset.  Somerset Open Studios 2016. 17th Sept - 02 October 2016.

    Paradox: People, Places & Prometheus: Visiting Artist in Residence Exhibition | Cyprus College of Art, Lempa, Cyprus | 13 Dec - 10 Jan 2014 | Residency exhibition.

    MA Fine Art Show: SPECTRUM. Paintings and installation of a recreated studio space.  Falmouth University, Lamorva, House, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall. Sept 4th - 10th 2012.

    Bowen & Co.: Martock. Permanent exhibited works, 2001 - 2006. A variety of work exhibited on a regular basis - Abstraction to Realism.

    Snaffles Cafe: Yeovil. July-Sept 2000. Work chosen by the Owner of Snaffles who liked the paintings on show at the East Coker show.

    Blu Cafe: Bournemouth. March 1997. A range of paintings based on Dadist principles of contradictory objects juxtaposed in patterns of form.

    Group Exhibitions

    Go Create Group Members Exhibition.  Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Paul Street, Taunton.  03 July - 24 July 2018

    Adopt an Artist | Somerset Cricket Ground | Go Create | Taunton Live | 01 - 31 July 2018

    Quartet: Exploring Landscape | Go Create | Taunton Live | Tacci Morris Exhibition | Group Show | Four Artists | 03 - 24 July 2018.

    Pizza Express | Go Create | Taunton Lives Painting | 01 - 31 July 2018

    The Old Brick Workshop Exhibition & Sale | 01 December - 17 December 2017 | Higher Poole, Wellington, Somerset.

    Telling Tales: The Brewhouse Theatre Gallery, Taunton.  Somerset Art Works Prospect Festival.  Sept - October 2017.? 

    Contains Art: Time Machine Exhibition and Publication.  Watchet, Somerset.  August 2017.

    Centrespace Gallery: Pay & Display Exhibition. March 2017.  Leonard Lane, Bristol.

    The Old Brick Workshop Christmas Sale Exhibition.  1st - 18th December 2016 | Higher Poole, Wellington, Somerset.

    Kubla Khan: Imagined Worlds:  A touring exhibition of artworks inspired by the poem ‘Kubla Khan’ written by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1816. This is a celebration by the Friends of Coleridge supported by Somerset Art Works, working in partnership with the National Trust, CICCIC Taunton, and Art at the Heart, RUH Bath.  July 2016 - June 2017.  <http://somersetartworks.org.uk/2017/01/kubla-khan-a-celebration>

    Heseltine Gallery: The Wave Project | Raising funds for this charity and all the work they do. Exhibition of art at the Heseltine Gallery, Truro. November 2016. Heseltine Gallery Website | The Wave Project Website

    CMR Gallery: Back Lane West, Redruth | 22nd - 23rd October 2016 | This show explored the prospects for a new creative future, not only for CMR, but also for Redruth. Antonio de la Hera presents: Alicja Rymarowicz, Owen Lacey, Clive Soord, Tim Pryke, Ron Ford, Mary Fletcher, Adam Grose, David Astell & Jonathan Hayter.  <http://cmr-projectspace.weebly.com/prospect---inland-art-festival-2016.html> & <http://thisistomorrow.info/articles/inland-art-festival>

    Black Swan Arts Open 2016 | Exhibited: Sea of Rock
    Friday 21 October to Saturday 19 November <Black Swan Arts Open 2016>

    Tacci Morris: 6th October - 8th November 2016 | Paintathon: First Prize Award for 'Taunton Lives' | On show at Tacci Morris Arts Centre | Painting to be Auctioned.

    The Way We see It: Contains Art Gallery, Watchet, West Somerset. 17th Sept - 02nd October 2016. The way artists see, think, select, view, question, propose, describe, create and interpret 'the way they see it'.

    1000 Postcards: Black Swan Gallery, Frome, Somerset. Entered two Petrus reduction lino prints for their charity sale. Saturday 18th June - Tuesday 28th June 2016. <http://www.blackswan.org.uk/exhibitions_black_swan_arts_Detail.php?Black-Swan-Arts-30th-Anniversary-1000-Postcards-Sale-155>

    Fringe Arts Bath | 27th May - 12th June 2016 | UTOPIA DYSTOPIA: Petrus Prints: Pangaea; Ecological; Biomorph & Occultus Universitas | WHITE & BLACK: Childhood: Painting exploring children used as soldiers

    CENTRESPACE GALLERY, Bristol: PAY and DISPLAY - Group Exhibition | 4th - 9th March 2016 |<www.centrespacegallery.com>

    ROYAL WEST ACADEMY, Bristol. 163rd Open Exhibition - Group Show | 4th Oct - 29th Nov | Private Show 3rd Oct | Two woodcut PETRUS prints selected | Pink Petrus & Petrus: Microbe Printing | <www.rwa.org.uk>

    CENTRESPACE GALLERY, Bristol: OVERFLOW - Group Exhibition exploring EcoFeminisim | 2nd - 8th October 2015 | <www.centrespacegallery.com> | Petrus: Pangaea print sold to IAS, Bristol University Art Collection.  <www.centrespacegallery.com/exhibitions/overflow-eco-feminist-art/>

    ARTBOX London: Summer Postcard Sale | Fold Gallery, 158 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6YW | Over 150 artists with and without learning disabilities have submitted artwork to this anonymous sale. we are delighted not only with the quality of submissions but also the amount of interest we've had in this summer's exhibition. 20th - 27th August 2015 | <http://www.artboxlondon.org/exhibitions-1>

    LOVESTEP: Silent Art Auction: Millenium Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall | 12th August 2015 | <http://lovestepartauction.tumblr.com/>

    CMR Gallery, Redruth: Print and Book Fair, March 2015.

    INLAND FESTIVAL, 25th Sept - 28th Sept 2014, CMR, Royal Circus Buildings, Back Lane West, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 2BT. Three images exhibited: Two from Spain - Journey around Belalcazar & Journey to Bilbao and a painting from Cyprus: Prometheus Rock Painting.

    LA FRAGUA | Belalcazar - Exhibition of paintings in the landscape surrounding the town of Belalcázar, June-July 2014. Map available for art trail. <http://www.adamgrose.com/lafragua.html>

    MALAGA INSTITUTO: Flow and Art, Permanent Installation of Art @ Malaca Instituto, 1st Feb - 1st May | Presentation Opening 9th May 2014 @ 21:00, Marina Giannobi | Adam R. Grose | Joplin Nosurname | Felipe Oyarzun | Leo Peralto | Grupo Tartu, Club Hispanico, Calle Rodeo 5, Malaga, Espána.  <https://malacainstituto.com/images/template-content/docs/CatalogoFlowandArt.pdf>

    OUR TIME IN MALAGA & ANDALUSIA: Exposición de Artistas de Flow and Art | 5-10 Mayo 2014 | Sálon Picasso, Malaca Instituto, Malaga. Maigi Omler | Merili Sugg | Vallo Rudsepp | Katrina Kolk | Adam R. Grose. Exhibited the drawings and painting created as part of the Flow and Art project.

    PARADOX: Visiting Artist in Residence Exhibition, Cyprus College of Art, Lempa, Cyprus. 13th Dec - 10th Jan 2014. A variety of works exhibited of the paintings and drawings created during my six-month residency.

    FREEDOM: Cyprus College of Art, Lempa, Cyprus. Group Show in Lempa Gallery, curated by Adam Grose & Ryan Hatfield, and Open Studio Space Exhibitions, 13th December - 10th Jan 2014

    8 Degrees South: Cyprus College of Art, Lempa, Cyprus. Group Show - 1st Nov - 1st Dec 2013. Two drawings exhibited based on Goya & Velasquez with the Postgraduate students.

    Cornaro Institute: Larnaka, Cyprus. Group show with Stass Paraskos, 31st October - 10th December 2013. Two paintings exhibited: Backgammon Player & Prometheus Rock Painting.

    Summer School Exhibition: Cyprus College of Art, Lempa, Cyprus. July 2013, Curated by Prof J Danak. Catalogue. Exhibited Van Gogh's chair using found object elevated to sculpture. <Cyprus Catalogue - Summer School - July 2013.pdf>

    High Street Shop Distribution (Debehams, Next, Waterstones, Top Man, River Island, Primark), Taunton. Raven linoprint works left in clothes and books for customers to find and keep. May - June 2013

    Plymouth Art Fair: Karst Gallery, Plymouth, Devon. December 14th - 16th 2012.
    Exhibited fifteen paintings from the MA.

    MA Fine Art Show - SPECTRUM: Contemporary Practice, Falmouth University, Lamorva, House, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall. Sept 4th - 10th 2012.

    Aesthetic Forms and their Opposites: MA Interim Show. Siener's Hotel, Perranporth. March 25th - 29th 2012.

    Strength through Diversity: MA Interim Show. Pizza Express, Falmouth. Jan 13th - 25th 2012.

    Freedom and Confinement: Group Show with students from HM YOI Portland & Bryanston School, Weymouth Library, Weymouth. Feb 25th - 1st March 2010. One painting exhibited based on a friend.

    Portland Arts Open: Portland Arts, Portland. 20th Dec 2009 - 10th Jan 2010. Exhibiting a variety of paintings and drawings created in weymouth based on the human eye.

    Bristol Comic Convention: Empire and Commonwealth Museum & Ramada Hotel, Bristol. May 2004 - 2009. A variety of works including published books.

    Ilminster Summer Open: Ilminster. June 2002. A variety of abstract works based on the figure and parts of the figure.

    East Coker House: Art Open.  East Coker. June 2000. Range of works based on abstractions of the mind and images from travelling around the Equator.

    Louder than Bombs: Hansard Gallery, London. August-Sept 1996. Two paintings exhibited worked on over the Summer after the Degree Show.

    BA Degree Final Show: John Millais Gallery, Southampton. June 1996 .Exhibited a raage of abstract paintings based on the layering of lines inspired from the work evolved from the Philips Semi-conductors Research prize.

    'What? Where? When?': Southampton Institute Library, Southampton. March 1995.
    Group Show with Mark Reed & Nick Grove. Three abstract paintings based on construction and straight lines layered on top of one another.

    BA Degree 2nd Year Show: John Hansard Gallery, June 1995. Exhibited three floor paintings made from found objects: circuit boards, plaster, wires, paint and gravel.

    BTEC Fine Art End of Year Show: Somerset College,Wellington Road, Taunton. Fine Art Building, June-July 1993. Mainly portrtaits and still life paintings.

    Curator

    OUR TIME IN MALAGA & ANDALUSIA: Exposición de Artistas de Flow and Art | 5-10 Mayo 2014 | Sálon Picasso, Malaca Instituto, Malaga.

    Paradox: People, Places & Prometheus: Visiting Artist in Residence Exhibition | Cyprus College of Art, Lempa, Cyprus | 13 Dec - 10 Jan 2014 | Residency exhibition.

    Freedom: Cyprus College of Art, Lempa, Cyprus | Group Show in Main Gallery | Curated by Adam R. Grose & Ryan Hatfield | 13 December - 10 Jan 2014.

    MA Fine Art Show - SPECTRUM: Contemporary Practice, Falmouth University, Lamorva, House, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall. Sept 4th - 10th 2012.

    Aesthetic Forms and their Opposites: MA Interim Show. Siener's Hotel, Perranporth. March 25th - 29th 2012.

    Strength through Diversity: MA Interim Show. Pizza Express, Falmouth. Jan 13th - 25th 2012.

    Bowen & Co.: Martock. Permanent exhibited works, 2001 - 2006. A variety of work exhibited on a regular basis - Abstraction to Realism.

    Snaffles Cafe: Yeovil. July-Sept 2000. Work chosen by the Owner of Snaffles who liked the paintings on show at the East Coker show.

    Blu Cafe: Bournemouth. March 1997. A range of paintings based on Dadiist principles of contradictory objects juxtaposed in patterns of form.

    'What? Where? When?': Southampton Institute Library, Southampton. March 1995.Group Show with Mark Reed & Nick Grove. Three abstract paintings based on construction and straight lines layered on top of one another.

    Publications

    Author Page: Amazon.  Digital and paperback books available to purchase.

    The Time Machine by H G Wells.  Contains Art Publication.  Coleridge Red Rock Biro Drawing Illustration.  Aug 2017.

    Art as Transformer by Adam Grose. <Amazon>

    The Way We See It: Contains Art Gallery, Watchet, West Somerset. 17th Sept - 02nd October 2016.

    Flow and Art.  Malaca Instituto Publication.  Catalogue.  June 2014.

    Mindscape: A Year in Cornwall, 2011 - 2012.  Collating all the work explored and investigated during the MA Fine Art in Falmouth, 2013. 100 pages. (Available on Blurb and Lulu)

    Mindscape: 1979 - 2011. Retrospective of selected works, 2012.  (Available on Blurb and Lulu)

    Phoenix: A Warrior's Tale, 2009.  An onomatopoeia experimental fantasy story.  52 page Graphic Novel.  Written by Adam Grose & Illustrated by Tony Suleri.

    The Prison and Other Tales, 2008.  52 page Graphic Novel.  Written and Illustrated by Adam Grose.

    Cosmogenesis: The Chronicles of Quongo, 2001 - 2007.  An epic sci-fi fantasy adventure following the exploits of Quongo as he journeys across the Galaxy of nom-Yakk and the political upheavel abetween Monarchal power and Separatists.  550 page Graphic Novel Tale.  Written by Adam Grose & Illustrated by Tony Suleri.  [Released as a collected 550 page graphic tome in 2007]

    Articles

    Sci-Fi Art Now

    Self Publisher Magazine

    Inland Fesival: VASW

    This is Tomorrow

    CMR Gallery

    Awards

    Somerset Art Works: Project Review with Zoe Li.  Sept 2018.

    Mark Devereux Projects.  Portfolio Review.  Somerset Art Works.  June 2018.

    MUSE Project.  Somerset Art Works.  Wells Museum.  Shortlisted for Interview.  April 2017.

    Pathways Emerging Artist Bursary Award 2016 | Somerset Art Works Open Studios. 22 Sept - 02 Oct 2016 | Open studio at Contains Art, Watchet, North Somerset.

    Go Create: Taunton Live | First Prize Award for the painting ‘Taunton Lives’ (11 October 2016)

    Somerset Art Works Pathway Bursary 2016 | Awarded bursary and in-kind studio space at Contains Art, Watchet, Somerset.

    Centrespace Gallery: Old City Residency (August 2015) | Shortlisted for the Old City Residency Award.

    Malaca Instituto Flow and Art Award (Feb - May 2014) | Award for the Flow and Art commission for an Art Installation at Málaca Instituto Spanish School, Club-Hispanico, Malaga, Spain.

    BBC Mock Turner Prize (2005) | Shortlisted finalist for the 2005 Mock Turner Prize.

    Phillips Semi-Conductor Award (1996), Southampton | Won best student proposal for artwork design for the company's hallway stairs.

    Guilds & Memberships

    AxisWeb: Network Member

    Oct 2012- Present.

    https://www.axisweb.org/p/adamgrose

    Go Create, Taunton, Somerset | Member

    July 2016 – Present.

    www.gocreate.org.uk

    Somerset Art Works, Langport, Somerset | Member

    01 October 2015 – Present.

    www.somersetartworks.org.uk/artists/agrose

    CMR Gallery | Member

    01 October 2012 to Present.

    http://www.c-m-r.org