Biography

Education

  • 2009 – M.A. Fine Art Wimbledon College of Art
  • 1990 – B.A. (Hons) Graphics and Illustration. Middlesex Polytechnic

Artist's statement

From the Village Green to the Screen.

Adam Dix’ work brings together a world depicting community and ritual, whilst traversing the landscape of analogue and digital medias through a blend of traditional folk customs, religious ceremony and contemporary communication.

Dix’ palette of muted colours, hazy imagery and subject matter, anchor the work in a time of historical optimism. Referring to the imagined futures of our predecessors his deployment of colour links the subject of contemporary technology to its 1950s origins. This has led to the production of work that invites the viewer to engage in a secular celebration, whilst questioning past and present forms of ‘social networking’.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016
  • New Paintings, Slete Gallery, Los Angeles
  • All are Welcome, Eleven, London
  • Yesterday’s Prophets, Eleven, London

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017
  • In Residence, Griffin Gallery, London
  • Relics from the De-Crypt, Gossamer Fog, London
2016
  • Telling Tales, Colleyer Bristow, London
2015
  • BFAMI Contemporary Art Auction, Sotheby’s, London
  • The Mdina Biennale, Malta
  • Strange Cities, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens and New York
  • London Art Fair Project Space, The Contemporary London, London
2014
  • 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Christies and Beers Contemporary, London
  • So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, Lawrie Shabbi, Dubai
2013
  • Salon 10. Marine Contemporary, Los Angeles
  • Ici Londres, Galierie Silin, Paris
  • News From The Sun, Phoenix Art Centre, Exeter
2012
  • Editions, Other Criteria, London
  • Programming Myth, Sumarria Lunn, London
  • Unobtrusive Measures, Kunstpavillion, Munich
  • On The Horizon, New Generation of British Painters, Marine Contemporary, Los Angeles
2011
  • Fraternise, Beaconsfield Gallery, London
  • Exam, Transition Gallery, London
2010
  • Transmission, Haunch of Venison, London
  • Keep Me Posted, Julia Royse, London
2009
  • Black Dog Yellow House, Trolley Gallery, London

Survey Shows

2014
  • East London Painting Prize, London
2013
  • Jerwood Drawing Prize, London
  • Creekside Open, Ceri Hand, APT Gallery, London
2012
  • The Saatchi Gallery, Channel 4's New Sensations and The Future Can, London
  • Anthology, Charlie Smith, London
2011
  • The Saatchi Gallery, Channel 4's New Sensations and The Future Can, London
2010
  • Catlin Art Prize, London
2009
  • Future Map, Hoxton Square Projects, London
  • Creekside Open, Jenni Lomax, APT Gallery, London

Awards, Residencies

2017
  • Griffin/ Winsor and Newton studio residency.
2013
  • Florence Trust.
2009
  • Jealous Art Prize Residency.

Collections

Dix’s work has been included in the following collections: Fatima Maleki, Anita Zabludowicz for 176 Gallery, Alasdhair Willis, Royal collection of Monaco, University of Arts London and other private collections.

Publications

2014
  • 100 Painters of Tomorrow. Thames and Hudson.
  • Cercle Magazine. Science Fiction edition.
2013
  • Elephant Magazine. Coming Out Fighting by Natasha Hoare and Marc Valli.
2011
  • Inventory Magazine. Folklore and Technology by Leanne Cloudsdale.
  • Science Fiction Futures, Another magazine.
2010
  • The Catlin Guide. New Artists in the UK by Justin Hammond; published by Catlin Holdings Ltd.