Adam Lowenbein lives and works in Long Island, NY and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He has a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in painting from Indiana University. He is also an alumnus of Skowhegan and spent a year as a Core Fellow at the Glassell School, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
His paintings have been exhibited In NYC at Ivy Brown Gallery as well as group shows at DFN Gallery, Caren Golden Fine Arts and The Center for Book Arts. Nationally he has shown work at Marquee Projects in Bellport, NY, Bluestone Gallery in Milford, PA, Rudolph Blume Fine Arts in Houston TX, MAC Fine Arts
and Tedd’s Art Works in Fort Lauderdale, FL. and Philip Morton Gallery in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
“I’ve been making paintings for most of my life. From the start I have been interested in placing people into visual situations that could describe layers of being, interior and exterior-Theatrical spaces that can hint at what lies underneath. I’m interested in the strangeness and discomfort of ordinary environments.
We live in a world where things are meant to be summed up quickly and easily but are always deeper and stranger than that. I paint the places and things that are in the world around me AND try to capture the murkier unknownness of them.
I love to capture a gesture and a mood and a setting and try to make it feel like the moment is being stretched out- something may happen, or nothing at all. I love to use the illusion of lighting- from a tv, or cell phone or a swimming pool at night to capture a moment lost in thought or reverie.
Painting allows me to draw from my life and create a parallel world with it. It is the opposite of social media- instead of making bright sunny pictures that try to present a successful life I am looking to
reveal the uncomfortable and express the precarious.” – Adam Lowenbein