Steve Adams

BIOGRAPHY

Adams graduated in 1972 from the University of Idaho in Moscow with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture. It was there that he became interested in the use of stained glass in architectural design. Workshops with Washington State University art professor George Laisner helped shape and focus his talents into blowing glass.


After graduation, he followed his passion for glass and opened a business in Spokane. Over the following years, advanced workshops at Pilchuck in Seattle and the opportunity to study with master glass blower Lino Tagliapietra at Pratt Fine Art Center, helped refine his craft and lead to the development of his unique blowing style.

EDUCATION
1995       -Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle, WA
1992       -Pilchuck, Stanwood, WA
1970-73   -Hot Glass Workshops, WSU, Pullman, WA
1972       -Bachelor of Architecture, U of I, Moscow, ID

FACULTY POSITIONS
1983-05   -Spokane Art School, Spokane, WA
1972-75   -Spokane Falls Community College

PUBLIC ART COMMISSIONS
2003       -Spokesman-Review Building, Spokane, WA
1995       -Hillyard Public Library, Spokane, WA
1992       -Fire Station #1, Spokane, WA

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2004     -The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID
2003     -Glass Arts Society Conference, Seattle, WA
2002     -Avalon Island Gallery, Orlando, FL
2001     -The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID
            -Art At Work, Spokane, WA
2000     -Earthworks Gallery, Lincoln City, OR
1999     -The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID
1998     -Hot Flash of America, Spokane, WA
1997     -Blue Heron Gallery, Ashland, OR
1996     -Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery, Dallas, TX
1995     -Gallery By The Lake, Coeur d’ Alene, ID
1994     -Phoenix Rising Gallery, Seattle, WA
1993     -NW Museum of Arts & Culture, Spokane, WA
1992     -Signature, Boston, MA
1991     -Earthworks Gallery, Yachats, OR
            -Mindscape Gallery, Evanston, IL
1990     -Signature, Boston, MA
1989     -Eileen Kremen Gallery, Fullerton, CA
            -The Company Store. Sandpoint, ID
1988     -College of North Idaho, Coeur d’Alene, ID
            -Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA
1987     -Fanny Garver Gallery, Madison, WI
            -Signature, Boston, MA
1986     -Tri-Cities Gallery, Richland, WA
            -Signature, Boston, MA
1985     -Artisans Gallery, Great Neck, NY
            -Signature, Boston, MA
1984     -McDowell Valley Winery, Hopland, CA