Bio

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Adam Daily attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York where he earned a B.S. in 2003. He earned his M.F.A. from the University at Albany in 2007. Adam Daily's work spans a variety of media and techniques, including painting, photography and collage. Characterized by experimentation and innovation in production methods and materials, Daily often combines digital and hand made processes to create new and unique work. In 2011, he was awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Digital/ Electronic Arts for a body of work combining photography, painting and collage. His work has been widely exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions. His solo exhibitions include shows at Salem Art Works in Salem, N.Y. at The Foundry for Art and Design, in Cohoes N.Y. and at Schaefer Landing in Williamsburg Brooklyn. He has twice exhibited at the Governors Island Art Fair on Governors Island, N.Y. His most recent project is a large-scale mural commissioned by the City of New Rochelle, N.Y.


Artist's Statement

Building on my interest in the interaction between paintings and the spaces they inhabit, my recent works are geometric explorations of color, shape, and space. Sometimes landscape, sometimes close-up details, the paintings are always worlds unto themselves, infinities of space, line, geometry and color describing unknowable environments. In each piece I set-out to create a painting with mechanical precision, implementing a process of manufacture designed to yield a finished object which appears to be produced without human interaction. The paintings are intentionally handmade, but inhabit an almost imperceptible space between painting and contemporary mechanical modes of image production. It is in this space where the human hand emulates and approximates, but can never outpace the mechanical, in which the painting becomes a living form in spite of its geometric rigidity. 

The paintings are two-dimensional surfaces with the sculptural power to push and pull their environment. Chromatic intensity, distorted isometric perspective and high contrast are all key to their visual punch. Varying internal tensions, rhythms, and interactions between color and form reveal new information with each viewing. Each finished piece begins with a drawing composed of hundreds of individual isometric shapes assembled and guided by a set of self-imposed visual rules. Though both methodical and intentional, my drafting and iterative editing processes allow for variation and play. Each image deepens in complexity as I work and explore the interactions of space and form that cannot be predetermined, but must evolve through a blend of rigid visual systems and improvisation.



Exhibitions

2016

Procrustes: Victoria Palermo & Adam Daily, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, N.Y.

30th Anniversary Invitational, Saratoga Arts Council, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, N.Y.

McKinsey & Company, New York, N.Y., Curated by NYFA.

2015

Reformed, LARAC Gallery, Glens Falls, N.Y.

New Paintings, Schaefer Landing, Brooklyn, N.Y. (solo) 

Chroma, Gallery 263, Cambridge, M.A.

Connections, Central Booking, New York, N.Y.

Mural Commision, City of New Rochelle, N.Y.

2014

Booz and Company, New York, N.Y.

Far and Wide, Woodstock Artists Association, Woodstock, N.Y.

Color/Form, Saratoga Arts Council, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Faculty Show, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, N.Y. 

Faculty Show, SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury, N.Y.

2013

Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, N.Y.

New Paintings, Circa50, Manchester, V.T. (Solo) 

Booz and Company, New York, N.Y.

Skidmore College Summer Studio Art Program, Faculty Exhibit

2012

Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, N.Y.

Booz and Company, New York, N.Y.

2011 Digital/Electronic Arts NYFA Fellows Exhibit, New York, N.Y.

Visiting Artist Series, The Foundry, Cohoes, N.Y. (Solo)

Faculty Show, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, N.Y.

2011

New Paintings, Salem Art Works, Salem, N.Y. (Solo)

New Paintings, Circa50, Manchester, V.T. (Solo)

2009

Azimuth, Feast Gallery, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Plugged: An Alumni Invitational Exhibition Featuring New Media & Photography, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs N.Y.

2008

MFA Thesis Show, University Art Museum, Albany, N.Y.

Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition, New York State Museum, Albany, N.Y.

New Prints, J.T. Baker, Greenwich, N.Y.

2007

In The Room, Capital District Federation of Ideas, Albany, N.Y.

Fall SUNY Student Art Exhibition, State University Plaza Gallery, Albany, N.Y.

Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition, New York State Museum, Albany, N.Y.

SUNY Student/Faculty Senate, Student Art Show, SUNY College of Optometry, Albany, N.Y.

2006

Fall SUNY Student Art Exhibition, State University Plaza Gallery, Albany, N.Y.

Best of SUNY Student Art Exhibition, New York State Museum, Albany, N.Y.

2003

Witt Designer Showcase House, Saratoga Springs, NY Abstractions, Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Skidmore College Senior Thesis Exhibition, Tang Museum, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.