Adam WinniePart-time Instructor Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design
Adam Gabriel Winnie (b. Michigan, United States 1981) is multidisciplinary artist and 2023 M.F.A candidate at Georgia State University’s Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design. While Winnie’s practice is rooted in drawing, he allows his ideas to percolate through and play off of other media such as painting, photography, film, college, print making and sound.
Since 2003, Adam has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions across the United States, most notably; The Sylvia White Gallery in Ventura, California; The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, New York; The Vendue in Charleston, South Carolina and many others. His works are a part of the Permanent Art Collection at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Judge Realty Corporate Collection, The Savannah College of Art & Design Permanent Collection and more.
From 2004-06, Winnie was the co-founder, director and curator at Natural Canvas, an arts and music venue in Ann Arbor, MI. Adam then went on to co-found Atomic Art Co-operative, a nonprofit arts organization which ran from 2006-2008. After a severe injury in 2011, Winnie was able to continue his practice while recovering through grants received from; The Artists’ Fellowship, The Haven Foundation, a non-profit founded by Steven King to help injured artists, and Change Inc., founded by Robert Rauschenberg to provide emergency grants to artists. Winnie continued his studied and in 2012, graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design, summa cum laude, with a B.F.A. in painting. In 2013, Adam was shortlisted for the ArtSlant Georgia Fee artist residency in Paris. That same year, Winnie was awarded an exhibition fellowship at ArtRise Savannah’s Fresh Exhibitions Gallery. Between 2014-15 he served as a board member to ARC Savannah. From 2016-18, Adam ran Harmon Street Studios, an affordable studio space in Savannah, GA.
In the winter of 2018/19, Winnie moved from Savannah to just outside of Atlanta and established a studio in Decatur, Georgia. In spring of 2022, Adam will be presenting several “master works”, years in the making, as well as a selection of other drawings never-before exhibited, in a group exhibition on contemporary landscape at the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art.