Visual Arts Faculty

Adam Welch

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Adam Welch is an artist whose work is about making, labor, and decoration. Through forming, manipulating, and the incorporation of design, documentation and intervention, his art explores history and material culture through one object – the brick. It is an exploration of the universal and ironical.

Welch has participated in thirty-seven exhibitions in the United States over the past ten years, including at the White Columns in NYC, and AIR Gallery in Brooklyn, with solo exhibitions at the Hunterdon Art Museum, Kean University, Princeton Day School, and Northwestern College, and several curated, group, and invitational exhibitions throughout the United States. His art has been featured in four books including The Best of 500 Ceramics: Celebrating a Decade in Clay and 500 Ceramic Sculptures: Contemporary Practice, Singular Works, in the NCECA Biennial (Tampa Museum of Art) catalogue and has been reviewed in Ceramics Art and Perception, the Korean magazine Monthly Ceramic Art, and featured in Ceramics Monthly. Additionally, in the last ten years he has published forty scholarly essays, reviews and catalogue essays.

Welch began working at Greenwich House Pottery in 2003, was appointed Assistant Director in 2007 and Director in 2010. In August 2020, he was named Executive Director of the Arts Council of Princeton. He began teaching at Princeton University in 2010, when he was appointed Lecturer in the Visual Arts Program. He holds a MFA in Ceramics from Virginia Commonwealth and a BFA in Art with a minor in Art Education from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. He currently lives in Hightstown, New Jersey, with his wife, Rachel, a fashion designer, and their two daughters.



Arts Council of Princeton Names New Executive Director” | Planet Princeton, August 3, 2020


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