Adam Niklewicz earned his BFA in graphic communications from Washington University in St. Louis (1989) and his MFA in sculpture from State University of New York at Purchase (2006).
He has shown at such venues as Real Art Ways, The New Britain Museum of American Art, The Stamford Museum, Grounds for Sculpture, Black & White Gallery, FiveMyles, Slag Gallery, EBK Gallery, Hudson Valley MOCA, Galerie fur Landschaftskunst (Hamburg, Germany), Gallery of Contemporary Art (Opole, Poland), FWD: Gallery (Poznań, Poland), Zacheta (Warsaw, Poland), Arte Laguna Prize 2014 / the Arsenale (Venice, Italy), Art-Zavod Platforma / Gogolfest (Kiev, Ukraine), JUMP Gallery (Poltava, Ukraine), and York Art Gallery (York, UK).
I have mounted 14 solo shows in both the USA and Europe. I had my work presented and reviewed in ARTnews, Art New England, Aesthetica, The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, Modern Painters Magazine, The Huffington Post and the Nation, among others. And in Poland: Artpunkt, Exit, Format, Obieg and Szum magazines. My art is in the collections of the New Britain Museum of American Art, New York City Opera, Smithsonian Institution, Connecticut Artists Collection, and in several private collections in the USA and Europe. I received grants from Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, France (Artists Studio Residency, 1996), Connecticut Commission on Culture (Artist Fellowship Grant, 2008), Berkshire Taconic Foundation (A.R.T. Fund Grant, 2010), Central Connecticut State University (AAUP Faculty Development Grant, twice, in 2000 and 2011). In 2017, CNN Style presented 4 of my works in a feature story titled “Extraordinary in the Ordinary: These Warped Works Will Melt Your Mind.”