Adam Grose explores forms of layering, fragility, erasure and exposé that investigates the human condition under the theme of 'lost generations'.
His images are grounded in research from archives and local histories, exploring the legible and the erased, seeking to capture a sense of the passage of time. He explores the photographic through the hand made, honing his drawing methods and techniques, forming images that resonate with a documentary sensibility.
Grose works with a limited palette of materials including: charcoal, gesso, black and white paint/ ink, limited colour palette, pewter, plaster and hand made pigment paints/ inks*, produced from collected rocks/ soils from around the world.
Through rubbing, stripping and erasing, these methods of working have evolved over the years, becoming symbolic for the fragility of information and cultures that seemingly have been erased or forgotten from our history.
Grose is a qualified PGCE art tutor and runs a variety of drawing, painting and print workshops with a wide range of learners. His previous positions include developing and delivering art programmes within Prison Education, PRUs, GCSE, A-Level and Postgraduate tutoring.
Many of his works are collected in private and public collections in the UK (London, Taunton, Bristol, Minehead, Liverpool, Yorkshire, Falmouth, Penzance) and worldwide including China, Taiwan, United States (Texas, LA, New York), Australia, Europe (Spain, France, Switzerland, Estonia, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany), Monaco and many more.
Adam Grose is a national and international exhibiting award winning artist.
Falmouth College University (Falmouth School of Art - MAFA in Contemporary Practice); Bath Spa (Professional Graduate Certificate in Education); Southampton College (City and Guilds Teaching Qualification); Southampton Institute - Fine Art Degree; Somerset College of Art and Technology - BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design (Fine Art); Yeovil College - Vocational Fine Art & Photography.
Making Marks: Mark-making in the 21st Century | Adam Grose, Jenny Graham, Sarah Darke, Andy Baker, Keith Croker and Norman Barns | Creative Innovation Centre CIC, Taunton | 01st Feb - 28th Feb 2021
ING Discerning Eye Exhibition. Mall Galleries | Virtual Exhibition due to Covid 19 | November - December 2021.
RWA 168th Open Exhibition. 21st November 2020 - 17th May 2021
RWA Secret Postcard Auction. June 2020. Three postcards donated to raise funds for the RWA, Bristol.
Go Create: Group show exhibition of community artists. 01 - 31 Aug 2019
Go Create: Imagination Exhibition at The Brewhouse, Taunton. 02 July - 28 July 2019
Go Create: Inspiration Exhibition at Tacchi Morris, Heathfield, Taunton. 02 July - 28 July 2019
Go Create Group Members Exhibition. CICCIC, Memorial Hall, Paul Street, Taunton. 02 July - 28 July 2019
Taunton Visitor Centre | Zinc etching prints inspired by cricket | 01 June - 30 June 2019
Cooper Associates County Cricket Club | Prints inspired by cricket | Zinc Etchings | Straggler's Cafe | May 01 - 31 May 2019
RWA, Bristol. | Postcard Auction | Two postcards donated and exhibited to raise funds for the RWA | June 2019
ACEarts Gallery, Somerton, Somerset. | Secret Postcard Exhibition | Your Art Here | 28 July - 04 Aug 2018
Go Create Group Members Exhibition. CICCIC, Taunton. 03 July - 31 July 2018
Adopt an Artist | Somerset Cricket Ground | Go Create | Taunton Live | 01 - 31July 2018
quARTet | Go Create | Taunton Live | Tacci Morris Exibition | Group Show | Four Artists | 03 - 23 July 2018.
The Old Brick Workshop Exhibition & Sale | 01 December - 17 December 2017 | Higher Poole, Wellington, Somerset.
Telling Tales: The Brewhouse Theatre Gallery. Somerset Art Works Prospect Festival. Sept - October 2017.
Contains Art: Time Machine Exhibition and Publication. August 2017.
Centrespace Gallery, Leonard Lane, Bristol: Pay & Display Exhibition. March 2017.
The Old Brick Workshop Christmas Sale Exhibition: 1st - 18th December 2016
Kubla Khan: Imagined Worlds: A touring exhibition working in partnership with SAW, National Trust, CICCIC Taunton, and Art at the Heart, RUH Bath. July 2016 - June 2017.
Heseltine Gallery: The Wave Project | Truro | November 2016.
CMR Gallery: Back Lane West, Redruth | 22nd - 23rd October 2016 &
Black Swan Arts Open 2016 | Exhibited: Sea of Rock | Friday 21 October to Saturday 19 November
The Way We see It: Contains Art Gallery, Watchet, West Somerset. 17th Sept - 02nd October 2016.
1000 Postcards: Black Swan Gallery, Frome, Somerset. Saturday 18th June - Tuesday 28th June 2016.
Fringe Arts Bath | 27th May - 12th June 2016
UTOPIA:DYSTOPIA: Petrus Prints: Pangaea; Ecological; Biomorph & Occultus Universitas
WHITE & BLACK: Childhood
Centrespace Gallery, Bristol: PAY and DISPLAY - Group Exhibition | 4th - 9th March 2016 |
Royal West of England Academy (RWA), Bristol. 163rd Open Exhibition - Group Show | 4th Oct - 29th Nov 2015 | Private Show 3rd Oct | Two woodcut PETRUS prints selected | Pink Petrus & Petrus: Microbe Printing |
Centrespace Gallery, Bristol: OVERFLOW - Group Exhibition exploring EcoFeminisim | 2nd - 8th October 2015 | | Petrus: Pangaea print sold to IAS, Bristol University Art Collection.
Artbox: London: Summer Postcard Sale | Fold Gallery, 158 New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6YW
Lovestep: Silent Art Auction: Millenium Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall | 12th August 2015 |
Inland festival, 25th Sept - 28th Sept 2014, CMR, Royal Circus Buildings, Back Lane West, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 2BT.