Adam Watts was born in July 1987. From a young age Adam lived a practical life, living on a climbing frame situated behind a giant cluster of foliage in the garden. He made stuff. Treasure maps, ghostbusters backpacks and lego islands. Now Adam is 29, he's an artist, designer of life’s spaces, diy-ist and keen gardener (pot plant collector). He studied Art and Design Foundation at Langley College and later graduated from Sir John Cass School of Art, London in 2010 with First Class Honours in Fine Art.
During university years of 2007-2010 Watts exhibited regularly with a group of friends. Organising a series of exhibitions in pop up spaces and squats in London. Notably The Foundry and 491 Gallery, now, defunct or destroyed and built upon. The shows included a broad range of students work, performances, bands and djs. A platform to be artists rather than just students.
On graduating in 2010, Watts started a year-long studio residency at The Florence Trust where he became the youngest artist in residence in their history. That year a number of projects and ambitions were achieved in shows across London at SHIFT. Gallery, James Taylor Gallery and Waterside Project Space* (all now closed or renamed and moved*.)
In 2012, Watts without a studio, job or easy access to fellow artists formed collaborative group Structures and Spaces with artist Alex Edwards and architect Michael Denyer. Their aim to combine their interests and skills in new work. Through skype chats, South East meetings and travelling trips they produced three projects. Working indoors (in an arts centre in Watts’ hometown of Maidenhead) and outdoors at Supernormal Festival. Most recently, an ambitious installation for No Format Gallery, a 2500sqft space in South London. They made a 10 foot by 6 foot screen printed banner, screen prints on paper and large welded sculptures.
Watts collaborated with the art-chef Isabelle Grech on a photographic, sculptural assemblage at Second Floor Studios (2013) and with Alex Edwards in Rough Boundaries a collaborative exhibition in a pop up event in Peckham in March 2016.