Lot 78 - Adam	Handler - Lavender Ghost
Lot 78 - Adam	Handler - Lavender Ghost

Lot 78 - Adam Handler - Lavender Ghost

Oil Stick and Pencil on Paper
2021
A6 (10X15CM) ORIGINAL ARTWORK
SIGNED ON VERSO
ARTIST INFO

Adam Handler (1986) was born in Queens NY and grew up on Long Island. As a young child and adolescent, he spent countless hours at his grandparents framing factory in New York City. There, his passion for the arts grew and it became inevitable that he too would discover the many possibilities of art. Handler studied Life Drawing in Italy and went on to graduate from Purchase College with a major in Art History. He has also studied craft design with Jorge Nieves and printing color photography with Debra Mesa-Pelly. Handler has mounted solo exhibitions throughout New York City and East Hampton. His work has also been shown extensively at major art fairs which include, Art New York, Art Market Hamptons, Art Context Miami, Spring/Break Art Fair and the Armory Print Fair. In addition, Handler’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States, Canada, Middle East, Asia and Europe.

 

Education 

BA in Art History: State University at Purchase, NY, 2008 

 

Exhibitions 

Solo Exhibitions 
 
2021 
Cohle Gallery- Twinkling Unknowns- Paris, France 
2020 
Spring/Break Art Show with CB Gallery- NYC 
D’Stassi Art- London, UK 
2019 
Artual Gallery-Under Softer Summer Skies-Beirut, Lebanon 
Janet Lehr Fine Art- New Girls-East Hampton, NY  
Rarity Gallery- Mykonos, Greece 
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art- Between Nightmares and Fairy Tales-Scarsdale, NY 
Ober Gallery- Angels Around Here-Kent, CT  
2018 
The Lane Contemporary- Things we dream about- Katonah, NY 
One River School of Arts and Design- Smiling Eyes- Harstdale, NY 
Brega Artist Space- Love Sick - Seoul, Korea  
Janet Lehr Fine Art- Sweet Things- East Hampton, NY 
 
 
Group Exhibitions: 
 
2021 
FNG Art- Blue- Taichung, Taiwan  
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art- Look Forward, Look Back- Scarsdale, NY 
FNG Art- One Art Taipei Art Fair- New Taipei City, Taiwan  
Morton Contemporary- Girls and Ghosts- Philadelphia, PA 
2020 
Granada Gallery- Swab Art Fair- Barcelona, Spain 
Cohle Gallery- Beyond the Walls- Paris, France  
Rarity Gallery- Mykonos, Greece 
Galerie COA- Échafaudage- Montreal, Canada 
ZQ Gallery- Needs More Salt- Hamptons Art Fair- South Hampton, NY 
Saint Maison Gallery- Blessing in Disguise- Tokyo, Japan 
2019 
CB Gallery- POW!- Katonah, NY 
Janet Lehr Fine Art - The Philadelphia Fine Art Fair- Philadelphia, PA 
LC Gallery- Inaugural Exhibition (Adam Handler, Taylor White, Rob Tucker and Jean Philippe Duboscq). Brussels 
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art- Staging Nature- Scarsdale, NY 
Janet Lehr Fine Art- Texas Contemporary- Houston, TX 
2018 
Janet Lehr Fine Art- Art on the Edge- East Hampton, NY 
Art Market Hamptons showing with Janet Lehr Fine Art- Bridgehampton, NY 
Maison 10- Top Ten- NYC 
Moniker Art Fair showing with Janet Lehr Fine Art- Brooklyn, NY 
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art- Local/Global-Scarsdale, NY 
Artual Gallery- The Urban Experience- Beirut, Lebanon  
Untitled Gallery in association with EK Gallery- Dreams of la la land- Los Angeles, CA 
The Lane Contemporary- Small works- Katonah, NY 
Artual Gallery- Holiday show- Beirut, Lebanon  
O’Silas Gallery at Concordia College- Flower Power- Bronxville, NY  
Massey Klein Gallery and Groupe- 3 Artists- NYC 
Texas Contemporary with Janet Lehr Fine Art- Houston, TX 
 

About the postcard artworks 

Ghost Works: The ghost paintings along with my "girl paintings" have been my longest running series of works. In my early 20's a childhood friend of mine passed away and at the same time I started to see grandparents get older and the realization that we are not invincible and "nothing lasts forever" started to set in. The ghosts were born from that anxiety and an attempt to create a friendly and non-threatening relationship with death. The works are in a sense not about dying but rather a reminder to live life to the fullest. More recently the works started to contain short vague phrases. I wanted to keep the sayings simple and open to interpretation as each person viewing the work will have their own personal relationship with the words.