Artist Resume of John Adams


2010 The Florence Academy of Art

1984-1985 Limerick College of Art and Design

1983-1984 Crawford College of Art and Design Cork

1981-1982 Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design

1980-1981 National College of Art and Design


Exhibition List


2020 Solo Exhibition Lisheens House Gallery Skibbereen

2018 Solo Exhibition The Origin Gallery Dublin

2018 Solo Exhibition Ballymaloe Grainstore

2017 Solo exhibition Skylight Gallery Bandon

2016 Solo show Ciesa Gallery Castelvittorio, Imperia Italy

2015 Solo Show Maritime Gallery Cobh 2014 Group Show Ranelagh Arts Centre.

2014 Solo Exhibition the Cork School of Music.

2013 Group Show Ranelagh Arts Centre.

2013 Solo exhibition the Cork School of Music

2012 Cill Railaig Artists Residency

2011 Solo exhibition Lissard Estate Skibbereen

2001 Solo show Hacketts Schull

2011 Joint Show Temperance Hall Kinsale

2011 Group show Lavitt Gallery Cork

2010 Solo show Cronins Gallery Crosshaven.

2010 Attended Florence Academy of Art

2010 Solo exhibition Cork Vision Center Paintings of Cork

2009 Group show Kinsale Arts Week

2009 Artists residency, Ballenskelligs, Co. Kerry

2009 Commission for the Bodega Cafe. Coal Quay, Cork

2008 Solo exhibition Steven Pearse Gallery, Cork

2007 Painting the Cork harbour Series

2006 Six months painting in Liguria, Italy

2006 Solo exhibition Shaw Gallery Cork

2006 Solo show in Fishy Fishy restaurant Kinsale

2005 Solo exhibition Launderette Gallery Cork

2005 C2 Crawford Municipal Gallery Cork

2005 Opera House collection exhibition Cork

2003 Group show Joan Clancy Gallery Ring Dungarvin

2003 Solo show Mallow Garden Festival

2003 Solo show Isaacs Hotel Cork

2003 Solo show Tig Fili Gallery Mac Curtain st. Cork

2003 Solo show (anti war theme) University College Cork

2003 Group travelling exhibition Backwater Artists

2002 Artists Residency in the Foundacion Valparaiso Mojacar Spain

2002 Solo show Waterfront Gallery Crosshaven Cork

2002 Founded the Artists Forum

2002 Artists Residency Cill Rialiag Ballinskelligs Co. Kerry

2001 Solo Show P.I. Washington St Cork

2001 The Cork Art Trail 2

000 The Cork Art Trail

2000 Group show Lismore Arts Centre

2000 Group show Lavitt Gallery Cork

1999 Solo show The Sirius Gallery Cobh

1999 Solo show Isaacs Hotel Cork

1999 Solo show Bank of Ireland South Mall Cork

1999 Group Show Heisel Gallery Aberdeen

1999 The Cork Art Trail

1998 Short Circuit group show Wellspring Gallery Tralee

1998 Solo Show Ivory Tower Cork

1998 Summer in Lithuania - Tig Fili, McCurtain St, Cork

1998 Group show Origin Gallery Dublin

1997 Residency and group show in Cill Rialiag, Co Kerry

1997 The Cork Art Trail

1997 Group show 1606 Kinsale Co Cork

1997 Backwater Artists Group show Tig Fili Gallery

1996 Solo Show Blackcoomb Gallery Mac Curtain St. Cork

1996 Group plenair and Exhibition New Verana Lithuania

1996 Group exhibition Varese Italy

1996 Founded the Art Trail, Irelands first and only open studios exhibition

1996 Solo show Ivory Tower

1996 Group exhibition Lavitt Gallery Cork

1995 Solo show Landor Pub Clapham London

1995 Southwark Open Group Show South London Gallery

1990-94 Founding Member and exhibitions organiser Cooltan Arts Brixton

1992 Group show the Pavement Gallery Clapham

1988 Group show Bedford Hill Gallery Balham South London



Johns paintings are housed in both public and private collections, including the following -

  • Crawford Municipal Gallery Cork,
  • Royal College of Surgeons,
  • Cork City Library,
  • Donegal library,
  • Novartis Ireland,
  • Iona Technologies Dublin,
  • The Great Southern Hotel Cork Airport,
  • Cork City Council,
  • The Cork Opera House,
  • Dr. Charles Hennessy, Michael D Higgins T.D., Noelle Campbell Sharp (Arts Council), Neil Labute Hollywood (director) etc. etc.