JOSEPH ADOLPHE b. 1968 Canada

Black and white photograph of artist Joseph Adolphe.Joseph Adolphe was born in Calgary, Canada. After receiving his MFA in New York City he continued to live in the United States. His paintings have been featured in over forty exhibitions, both within the U.S. and abroad. Within his body of work, there is a rich diversity of subjects and formal approaches, but whether he is depicting a bull, a firearm, or an ethereal object in the sky – all of which number among his favorites – his paintings share an underlying interest in the universal. There is something autobiographical about his work, in that it seeks out the larger forces that shape and guide his life, but just as often, his paintings represent attempts to come to terms with those forces in those rare instances when they make their presence known.   –Matt Zazzarino


SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2017  Joseph Adolphe: Overflow, M Fine Arts Galerie, Boston, MA
2016  Joseph Adolphe: More Stories, Gremillion Gallery, Houston, TX
2014  Joseph Adolphe Paintings, Gremillion Gallery, Houston, TX
2014  Messages, Memories & Dreams, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York, NY
2012  Toro Bravo, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York, NY
2011  New Paintings, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT
2010  Paintings from Italy, West Rock Gallery, New Haven, CT
2009  Affinities, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT
2008  Deconstruction & Resurrection, Kehler Liddell Gallery, New Haven, CT
2005  New Works: Figures, Galerie Françoise, Baltimore, MD
2003  Joseph Adolphe: Urban Landscapes, Galerie Françoise, Baltimore, MD
2003  Joseph Adolphe: Urban Landscapes: Brooklyn & Rome, Gallery 119, Jackson, MS
2003  New Paintings, The Object Image Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2002  Rome: Paintings From the Eternal City, The Late Show, Kansas City, MI
2002  Joseph Adolphe: Drawings 1993–2002, Pulmone Pulsante, Rome, Italy
2002  Urban Landscapes: Brooklyn, The Late Show, Kansas City, MI
2002  Joseph Adolphe: Drawings and Paintings, North 6th Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2001  Joseph Adolphe: Paintings, Bogigian Gallery, Chambersburg, PA