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“The Writing on the Wall” by Lawrence Downes, the New York Times, 10/19/2013

“Burying the Lede: News as Art” by Roberta Smith, the New York Times, 10/17/2013

James Kalm video May, 2012 “Adam Simon Pictures and Gestures at Studio 10”

After Vasari 2011/11/14 Studio Visit: Adam Simon

Adam Simon: Pictures and Gestures, Studio 10, Brooklyn, May 2012

James Kalms’s video 4/4/09 “Adam Simon and the Boiler”

Seconds, by Adam Simon and Matthew Sharpe, BOMB Summer 2009

NewsGrist, Fine Art Adoption Network, conversation with Adam Simon, July 2006


2017  Mercedes Matter/Ambassador Middendorf award, New York Studio School

2011  PS 122 residency
2010  NYC Percent for Art commission

2005  Art in General, New Commissions Program for Fine Art Adoption Network

2003  Yaddo residency fellowship

1992  Artists Space, curatorial grant

1991  Art Matters, Inc., fellowship

1989  New Jersey State Council on the Arts, fellowship
               Art Matters, Inc., fellowship


2021  'AS/AS, Simon/Stankowski', OSMOS Address, NYC

2019  'From This Position’, Studio 10, Brooklyn
2016  'Icons’, Studio 10, Brooklyn

2014  ‘Swipe’, Studio 10, Brooklyn

2012   ‘Pictures and Gestures’, Studio 10, Brooklyn
2011   ‘My Life in Pictures’, PS 122 gallery, NYC
2009   ‘Paintings and Prototypes’, Pocket Utopia, Bushwick, Brooklyn

2005   ‘Basic’ — art Moving, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

2004   ‘Haliburton’ — artMoving Projects, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

2004   Voorkammer,  Lier, Belgium (2-person with David Wells)

2000    James Fuentes Temporary, NYC

1999    James Fuentes Gallery, NYC

1997    Pierogi 2000, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

1994    White Columns (white room), NYC

1993    fiction/nonfiction (José Freire, director), NYC




'Mind the Gaps', OSMOS Address, NYC 

Mod, Platform Project Space, Brooklyn, NY (curated by Sharon Butler)

CPI VR Projects, online exhibition with Adam Henry and Gary Stephan



‘Position Matters’ Galerie Richard, NYC (curated by Saul Ostrow)


2017  ‘

The Times’, Flag Art Foundation, NYC



12 Painters: The Studio School 1974/2014’, Steven Kasher Gallery, NYC

‘All the News That’s Fit to Print’ Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM



‘20/20/2013’, Studio 10, Brooklyn



Scope Art Fair, Collectico, NYC



‘Rick Briggs and Adam Simon’,  Valentine, Brooklyn



‘Containment Policy’,  Pterodactyl, Philadelphia

‘Bushwick Fresh Paint’, Deborah Brown curator, Standpipe Gallery, NYC

‘Pop Up Portraits’, Austin Thomas curator, Scot Cohen, Hudson, NY


Ocketopia, Austin Thomas, curator, Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC



‘Let’s Stay Together’, an evening of video, The Boiler, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

'AVATAR’ (A Visual Artists’ Temporary Actor Replacement agency), collaborative  project with theatre director, Marianne Weems, Momenta, Williamsburg, Brooklyn 

‘Governors Island Art Fair’ Four Heads Collective, Governors Island, NYC 



‘There’s No Place Like Utopia’ fivemyles gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Matt Freedman



‘Digital Political Time-Lapse’, Long Island University — Brooklyn, NY

 ‘Face’, ‘temporary Museum — Brooklyn, NY



Diva Art Fair, art Moving Projects, Art Basel, Miami, Florida

 Impermanent Collection, ‘temporary Museum — Brooklyn, NY

 ‘American Diaspora’, Victory Hall, Jersey City, NJ



artMoving Projects— Brooklyn, NY



‘Get Together’ (with Mike Ballou), Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria

 'Photic 2’, Eyewash, Brooklyn, NY

 ‘Rage for Art’, Pierogi 2000, Brooklyn, NY



'Spelled Out’, James Howe Gallery, Kean University, Union, NJ



‘Niemandsland’ —Liberty Exchange Project—(project with Mike Ballou under the name Four Walls) at the Brenner Pass, Italy, curated by PTTRed

‘New Jersey Arts Annual’, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, Berta Sischel and Joe Jacobs curators

 ‘Gramercy Art Fair’ (work exhibited at both Pierogi 2000 and White Columns)



Update’,White Columns, NYC

 ‘Pittura Immedia’, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum and Kunstlerhaus   - Graz, Austria, curated by Peter Weibel

 ‘Presence/Absence’, Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ



'Mayfair Show', at American Fine Arts Gallery, NYC and the Mayfair Club,


'Painting Invitational', Stux Gallery, NYC

 'Invitational'—Rowles Studio, Hudson, NY - Bill Maynes curator



'Sleeping with the Enemy/The Persistence of Dialects', Four Walls, Brooklyn


1991   '

Art and Society - Face to Face', College of Notre Dame, Belmont, Ca.

 'Caution Art!', Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, Ma.


1990   '

A Force of Repetition', New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, NJ

 'Double Feature: Marcia Salo and Adam Simon', fiction/nonfiction, NYC


2022: Mind the Gaps, Osmos Address, NYC

2013: Burying the Lede, Momenta Art, Brooklyn, NY

Clouds, Lesley Heller Workspace, NYC

Founder in 2005, of the Fine Art Adoption Network, commissioned by Art in General, NYC. FAAN promoted the dissemination of artworks and the demographic expansion of art ownership through art adoption. The project ended in 2018 after including over 320 participating artists and over 1800 registered adopters.


Founder and co-director of Four Walls

an artist-run forum/exhibition space in Hoboken, NJ 1984-1990, and Williamsburg, Brooklyn from 1990-1998. FW featured one-evening exhibition-events that included dialogue between participants and a viewing audience. Including: 1991; the Neurotic Art Show, open show (open to first 60 callers) with a panel of Lacanian psychoanalysts. 1992; Sleeping with the Enemy (the persistence of dialects), contemporary artists reshape the vernacular of modernism. the Joke Show, with a semiotician and a stand up comic, based on Freud’s ‘Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious. 1994; the Jobs Show, open show of artifacts from artists’ day jobs, at Ronald Feldman gallery, NYC and again at Kunstverein, Munich, Germany in 1995.

Between 1997 and 2000, Four Walls Rambling Conversations , public conversations between pairs of artists. The conversations moved from gallery to gallery in NYC. Included Joyce Pensato, Nils Norman, Peter Fend, Rachel Harrison, Paul Ramirez Jonas, Paul Pfeiffer, Andrea Fraser, Dennis Openheim, Alix Perlstein, Brian Conley and William Pope L.


Four Walls exhibition-events also at White Columns (1988), Artists Space (1992) PS 1 (1992) and Ronald Feldman gallery(1995)(all in NYC) and at Kunstverein Munchen (Munich, Germany), the Vincent Leunges Institute (Oslo, Norway), Vienna Kunsthalle, Austria, and as participants in the project, ‘Niemandsland’ in the Brenner Pass (Italy). Four Walls featured in various publications including, Art News, The New York Times, Art (Germany), Documents and Zing.


In 2021, the Four Walls archives will be housed at the Smithsonian Archive of American Art.




2022 - Osmos Magazine , issue 22 — Portfolio, Adam Simon, by Christian Rattemeyer

2009—collaboration with novelist Mathew Sharpe, for Bomb Magazine, summer issue

2005—Maine, Stephen, Art Net, ‘Dateline Brooklyn’

2004—Benjamin La Rocco, Brooklyn Rail

1999—‘Get Together’ Exhibition Catalogue (text in German)

1995—‘Pittura Immedia’ Exhibition Catalogue, edited by Peter Weibel, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum and Kunstlerhaus - Graz, Austria

1991—Nesbitt, Lois, 'Family Photographs' Woodstock Center for Photography Journal,

Cyphers, Peggy 'New York in Review', Arts Magazine, April, 1991

1990—Grundberg, Andy 'New Jerseyans Examine the Road to Uniqueness' NY Times, August 24, 1990, Zimmer, William , 'Repetition as  a Theme', NY Times, September 9, Smith, Roberta, 'Heads', New York Times, January 9, 1990 p. C23.


For Fine Art Adoption Network:

BYOA (Bring Your Own Art), closing of X Initiative in NYC, 24-hour marathon in collaboration with FAAN

‘The Price of Everything, Perspectives on the Art Market, Whitney Museum of American Art at CUNY Graduate Center, exhibition catalogue, 5/2007.

‘Back Story: Adoption for Art Lovers, by Lee Lawrence, The Christian Science Monitor, A&E section, 1/4/2007, ‘Finding a Home for Art’ by Kate Taylor, New York Sun, Arts section, 6/1/2007, ‘A Site for the Adoption of Art’ by Chiara Stangalino, Italian Vogue, September, 2006



Milton Avery Graduate Program/Bard College - MFA

Hunter College, NYC

The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture, NYC


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