Adam Bridgland

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Born 1979

A full range of original prints by Adam Bridgland is available from HemingwayArt. Described as 'your favourite leisure time artist', Adam embraces the everyday object finding inspiration from colouring book images, travel guidebooks, and scout camping paraphernalia. Kitsch and humorous yet equally poignant, Adam's work rejoices in the mundane and is an investigation of the notion that holiday-making is just another ordinary everyday activity and that the holiday is essentially a fantasy that rarely lives up to our expectations.

Since his Masters in Fine Art at the Royal College of Art in 2006, Adam has lived and worked as an artist in London. He has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe, Asia and America. During 2011 he had solo shows at the Courtauld Institute in London, the Aspex Gallery in Portsmouth, and the Munsterland Print Festival in Germany. He also exhibited at Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen, and the Ghost of Gone Birds exhibition in Liverpool. 

The British Museum, the V&A, UBS, Boeing Asia and Debbie Harry are just some of the collectors of Adam's work. In July 2009 Adam was awarded his first major public art commission by Futures Community College in Southend and Commissions East. He recently unveiled his latest sculptural commission for SmartLIFE in Cambridge.

View his 2014 online catalogue To Start A Conversation Across A Crowded Room

Read NYLON GUYS magazine feature on Adam Bridgland

2004-2006 Royal College of Art, London, MA Fine Art Printmaking
1999-2002 Norwich School of Art and Design, BA Hons Fine Art Printmaking and Photomedia

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Wellen, Kolvenburg, Billerbeck, Germany
2011 Be My Guide Tonight, aspex, Portsmouth
2011 Souvenir London, East Wing Nine, The Courtauld Insititute of Art, Somerset House, London
2009 The Nowhere Tide And A Sad Song, Curwen and New Academy Gallery, Windmill Street, London
2009 Now I Find Poetry In The Strangest Places, TAG Fine Arts Project Space, London Art Fair, Business Design Centre, London
2008 Every Town Can Be Full Of Interest If You Train Yourself To Find It, Babylon Gallery, Ely, Cambridgeshire

Selected Group Exhibitions

2011 Jealous at Smiths Row, Smiths Row, Bury St Edmunds
2011 Black and White, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen
2011 Ghosts of Gone Birds, Liverpool School of Art and Design, Liverpool
2011 Alien Nation, The Art of Blending In, Great Western Studios, London
2011 IV, Curwen Rectory Gallery, Fournier Street, London
2010 Pushing Print 2010, The Margate Gallery, Margate
2010 Multiplied Contemporary Editions, Christies South Kensington, London
2010 Two's A Pair, V&A Museum, Cromwell Road, London
2010 Burr Projects, Axen Farm, Symondsbury, Dorset
2010 The Great Outdoors, aspex, Portsmouth.
2010 Exhibitionism (The Art of Display), East Wing Nine, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, London, WC2R.
2009 Five To Follow, Pennwood House, Cassington, Oxford.
2009 It's Just You And The Rest Of The Universe (two person show with Lucy Gough), Jealous, Crouch End, London.
2009 Allotment, UCHL, Euston Road, London.
2009 Northern Print Biennale, Laing Art Gallery, New Bridge Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne.
2009 Trading Meaning, three-man show with Gonka Gyatso and Tony Scott, 798, Beijing, China
2008 Hot Off The Press Retrospective, Curwen and New Academy Gallery, Windmill Street, London.
2008 Black Light, UCHL, Euston Road, London.
2007 Rites of Passage, Quay Arts, Newport, Isle of Wight.
2007 I'm Not A Tourist, I Live Here, Pennwood House, Cassington, Oxford.
2007 Sea Change, Mark Jason Gallery, London.
2006 Jetlag @ London Artists Book Fair 2006, ICA, The Mall, London
2006 Generation, Final Degree Show, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London.

Selected Awards, Commissions and Residencies

2011 Residency with the Druckvereinigung Bentlage at the Kloster Bentlage Cultural Centre and Museum, Rheine, Germany
2011 SmartLIFE, Cambridge, Low Carbon Centre Building Public Art Commission
2010 University College Hospital London, Wellness Hoarding commission for UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre
2009 University College Hospital London, Series of vinyl artworks created for the Neo-Natal Department.
2009 Futures Community College, Southend-on-Sea, Commissions East.
2008 Babylon Engaged Bursary Artist
2006 Davis Langdon RCA Award
2004 Artists Access Award (AA2A), Norwich School of Art and Design.
2002 Noel Spencer Award for Printmaking


Platform for Art, Art on the Underground written by Alex Coles and Tasmin Dillon and published by Black Dog Publishing, 2008.

Work has also featured in various publications including The Guardian, The Times, Printmaking Today, Nylon Guys, The Metro, Time Out and A-N Magazine.