Lecturer of Art
Ada Friedman’s art is rooted in drawing, painting, and writing. She directs plays and makes ceramics, installations, drawings, paintings, and performances that connect. Her work exists in different fields of action and poetry – varying spaces of concreteness, collaboration, and interiority. Attuned to routine and rituals, her studio practice is moved by a holistic drive to make mystical worlds.
Friedman has had recent solo shows at Kendra Jayne Patrick, Bern, Switzerland (2022) and Grifter, NYC (2020). Her work has been included in group shows at Situations, NYC; Adds Donna, Chicago; and Fjord, Philadelphia, among many others. She has participated in residencies at such places as Shandaken Projects, NY; Autocenter, Berlin; and Clay Break at The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Most recently, a Visiting Artist in the Painting and Drawing Department at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2021-22), she has taught or lectured at Westchester Community College, NY; MICA, MD; and Moore College of Art and Design, PA, among others. She is a founding member of the artist-run cooperative gallery Essex Flowers in NYC. Friedman lives and works in NYC.