Katie Adams

Katie Adams

Instructor (Part-Time)


  • MFA, Sculpture, The University of Alabama, 2020
  • BA, Western Kentucky University, 2017


sculpture by Katie Adams
Katie Adams, “Systemic Biomorphism 1,” 2020, cherry wood, cast glass, silicone, 8 x 5 x 7 inches

Katie Adams teaches sculpture. As a graduate assistant, she was instructor of record for ART 400 and ART 222 (Sculpture) and 3-D Design. She assisted in ART 300 (Sculpture) and Drawing I and in the UA Art Foundry. Adams has also been a teaching assistant at Space One Eleven, Birmingham.

Adams’ work has been included in numerous juried and group exhibitions including Height x Width x Depth (HWD) in Kettering, Ohio; 51st Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Corpus Christi, Texas, and 24th Annual Jack Lunt Memorial Juried Art Exhibition, Bowling Green, Ky. She has presented woodturning demonstrations at Sculpture Objects Functional Art and Design Convention, 2016-2018 and was invited to demonstrate woodturning at the 2017 and 2019 Tennessee Association of Woodturning Chapter Meeting in Nashville. In 2020, she won the Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Studio Art and won a UA scholarship for the Anderson Ranch Arts Center summer workshop in Snowmass, Colorado, for sculpture. In 2019, Adams was a Levitetz Seed Grant recipient and in 2018, she was awarded the Bedell Fund Scholarship for the Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

Adams work consists mostly of metal, wood and glass components. She says that she searches to understand and combine nature’s physical elements and systems with emotional connections.


B20 Wiregrass Biennial, Wiregrass Museum, Dothan, Ala. (juried)

14th Annual International MFA/MA Exhibition of Master Pieces, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2020 (juried)

Bulbs of Dream and Dread, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Harrison Galleries, Tuscaloosa, March 6-13, 2020 (solo)

Space Between the Ears, MA Thesis Exhibition, Harrison Galleries, Tuscaloosa, 2019 (solo)

Nature/Nurture, American Association of Woodturners and the Professional Outreach Program, AAW Gallery, St. Paul, MN, 2020 and the National AAW Conference in Portland, Oregon, 2018 (invitational)

Turnabout: Women at the Lathe, traveling exhibition to the Appalachian Center for Craft Gallery, Smithville, Tenn.; AAW Gallery of Wood Art, St. Paul, Minn.; Jerry Drown Wood Studio Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tenn., 2018 (invitational)

Out of the Woods: Traditional Form Revisited, American Association of Woodturners, Professional Outreach Program. AAW Gallery of Wood, St. Paul, MN and the 2018 National AAW Conference in Portland, Oregon, 2018 (invited)

Adams talks about her art work and practice in this video:

Graduate Art Student Show – Katie Adams from UA College of Arts & Sciences on Vimeo.