Adam Welch is an artist whose work incorporates design, documentation and intervention. There is a performative labor to his work that is inherent to the creation of bricks and their subsequent use in as a construction object. His writings have been published internationally in Ceramics Art and Perception, the Log Book, Ceramics Monthly, and Clay Times.
Welch has participated in sixteen exhibitions in the United States over the past five years, including the National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts Biennial at the Tampa Museum of Art, a solo exhibition at Hunter College, and several group exhibitions throughout the United States. Additionally, in the last five years he has published fourteen scholarly essays and reviews in addition to two catalogue essays. His work has been featured in four books includingCeramic Sculptures published by Lark Books, and the NCECA Biennial catalogue (Tampa Museum of Art), and has been reviewed in Ceramics Art and Perception, the Korean magazineMonthly Ceramic Art, and Ceramics Monthly.
Welch began teaching at Princeton in 2010, when he was appointed Lecturer in the Visual Arts Program. Before coming to Princeton, he was the Assistant Director of Greenwich House Pottery in 2007 and promoted to Director in 2011, where he continues to work. Welch was born in Burke, Virginia and earned a BFA (with a minor in Art Education) from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona in 2000 and a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 2003. He moved to Brooklyn in 2003 and has been living in Hightstown, New Jersey, since 2009 with his wife, Rachel and their two daughters, Amelie and Finley.