About the Artist
Raised in Monahans Texas BFA from Angelo State University2004 (Printmaking) MFA from The University Of North Texas 2011 (Printmaking) Media - Drawing, Screen Printing, Sculpture Currently Lives and Teaches High School Art in The Fort Worth, Texas Area
Raised in the small West Texas town of Monahans, Adam Palmer gained an affinity for art at a young age. With not much to do around him, he retreated to the world of pop culture, MTV, and video games, often doodling around these obsessions through high school. Palmer discovered his drive to be a printmaker while studying at San Angelo State University, where he earned a BFA in the subject in 2004, later receiving his MFA in Printmaking from The University of North Texas.
Adam Palmer had gained a loyal following of collectors in Texas, where he has exhibited extensively, and around the United States. While known mainly for his screenprints, Palmer regularly creates drawings which further explore the fantastical world of shapes and figures inspired by his childhood diversions. Most recent, a series of whimsical small toylike sculptural vignettes have shown in galleries and regional invitational exhibitions.
Having taught at the college level for several years at UNT and various colleges around Dallas, Palmer was hired to teach high school art in Fort Worth, Texas. Adam Palmer is represented by Ro2 Art in Dallas.
In my drawings and prints I try to convey all of my childhood influences in an abstract form. I grew up in a small and remote west Texas town. Nickelodeon, MTV and HBO provided an escape from my everyday life. The shapes and colors of Saturday Morning Cartoon were my first introductions to Color and Composition. The interesting fashion and music on MTV videos and HBO Movies provided a new perspective about other places and cultures. I try to capture the same fun and energy in my work that I felt as a child.