In my work, I exhume the hideous side of human nature through mixed-media abstraction, the presence is meant to confront us in such a way that makes one feel uneasy, anxious or repulsed. I construct works that summon sensations of humanoid attributes through visceral paintings and unconstrained drawings. I create an unrecognizable yet familiar manifestation of the body which bestows an unsettling impact on my audience. The works are mere stains of human anatomy and emotions that can be felt and observed. I intend for my viewer to question humanness and experience the body in a raw, abstract manner.
2019 MFA in Painting. Texas Tech University.
2015 BFA in Art. Emphasis: Painting and Drawing. Texas Tech University.
2019- Charles Adams Studio Project “Small Works Reunion”, Curated by Kristy Kirstinek, Lubbock, Tx.
2019- Charles Adams Live/Work Studios, Studio 4. “Visceral Reveries” MFA Thesis Solo Exhibition, Lubbock, Tx.
2019- Veridian Artists. “30 Under30”, 2nd Place, Juried by Dona Gustafon, Curator of American Art, Manhattan, NY.
2018- Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts Ice House. “BLNKA Exhibit: Color and Culture”, Lubbock, Tx.2018
2018 BLNKA JAM. Featured Artist in local group show. Urban Arts Festival. Lubbock, Texas.
The Crooked Arts Show. In Between Gallery. Slaton, Texas.
Figural Resuscitation. Texas Tech University Satellite Gallery, Lubbock, Texas. Curated by Jeramiah Macha and Samantha Resendez
2nd year MFA Graduate Student Exhibition. Landmark Arts: Landmark Gallery, School of Art, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
Studio 19. Artwork on display alongside other local artists. Lubbock, Texas. 2138 19th st. April 29th- August 17th.
BLNKA Mattison Exhibit. Lubbock, Texas.
Day of the Dead ofrenda in remembrance of those who died of gun violence. Landmark Arts. Texas Tech University.
Annual Art MFA Student Group Show. Landmark Arts. Lubbock, Texas.
Studio BFA Senior Group Exhibition. Landmark Arts. Lubbock, Texas.
BLNKA U-Labs. Lubbock, Texas
TASA One Foot Exhibition. Texas Tech University Satellite Gallery. Lubbock, Texas.