Adam Caldwell

Adam was born and grew up in Massachusetts. He also lived in Maine, Tennessee, and in France. Since his first childhood he never stopped drawing, started copying comic books, and then tried writing and drawing his own. After high school and an aborted attempt at a career as lead guitarist in a progressive metal band, he moved to Oakland CA. His main influence in art at this time was underground European comics, he drew his own short comics and tried a couple graphic novels. He studied art at Laney Community College, and then in 1994 received a scholarship to study at the California College of Art. Initially interested in drawing and writing graphic novels, Adam began to study oil painting which seemed like a better fit for his ideas and interests. After two years of study he took an illustration class with renowned artist and teacher Barron Storey, who inspired a passion for illustration and a more democratic view of art. Adam then focused on a double major in Fine art and illustration. He received a BFA in illustration and fine art in 1998. Post-graduation found Adam exploring various avenues in the arts. He tried illustration, storyboarding, and concept art. In 2001 he began teaching at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He moved into a large warehouse studio with fellow teacher and Korean-born artist David Choong Lee. In a space that was constantly visited by gallery owners, art clients, and working artists, Adam began to build up collages out of drawings and found images that he used as the basis for painting. He soon began showing in small group shows in SF and then in LA. He moved studios several times and now has a small solo space in a distrct of San Francisco. He shows at White Walls gallery in SF, at Thinkspace in LA, and at Rook and Raven Gallery in London. He also sells prints and original work through the online galleries 5Pieces and 1XRun. He is still pursuing his dream of being a guitar legend.

With Memorie Urbane on 2023 partecipate at collecive show 'My Song'


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