2014 Visual Artist

Tracey Adams was born in Los Angeles, California, in 1954. She works predominantly in the medium of encaustic. Originally trained as a musician, Adams completed her master’s degree at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston in 1980. Concurrently, she studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She has had solo shows at the Monterey Museum of Art, the Fresno Museum of Art, and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History. In 2003, she was invited to the Slovak Republic, where she exhibited at the Andy Warhol Museum in Medzilaborce, a project supported by artist’s grants from the U.S. Department of State and the Ministry of Culture, Slovak Republic. She is also a recipient of an Artist’s Grant from the Community Foundation of the Monterey Peninsula. Her work is featured in Authentic Visual Voices (Catherine Nash, 2013) and Embracing Encaustic (Linda Womack, 2014). In 2014, Adams’s work will be included in a traveling group exhibition, Swept Away, at the Hunterdon Art Museum in Clinton, New Jersey. Her work will also be part of an exhibition, The Circle Game, at the Tucson Museum of Art through September 7 and SHIFT: Five Decades of Contemporary California Painting at the Monterey Museum of Art through September 22. Tracey Adams lives and works in Carmel, California. Learn more online at www.traceyadamsart.com.

Join us on Tuesday, July 29, for a special Café Conversation with Tracey Adams (11:45 a.m., Stent Family Hall), and meet the artist at an in-person morning discussion during the annual Caruso Coffee (learn more about donor benefits). Adams’s work will be displayed on campus throughout the festival.