Join mailing list


Ada Friedman (b. 1984, Washington D.C.) had a solo presentation at Art Basel Miami Beach, Positions, with Gallery Kendra Jayne Patrick (2023) and has had recent solo and two-person shows at Kendra Jayne Patrick, Bern, Switzerland (2022), University of Tennessee’s Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN (2022) and Grifter, NYC (2020). Her work was included in ‘The Living Room,’ a curated showcase of ‘artists to watch’ at the Art Genéve art fair, in Geneva, Switzerland (2023). She has been included in group shows at Yeh Gallery at St. John’s University, Queens, NY; Situations, NYC; Adds Donna, Chicago; and Redling Fine Art, LA, among others. Her plays or time-based paintings have been staged in NYC at All Saints Church, Essex Flowers, White Columns, and Safe Gallery. She holds an MFA from Bard College in Painting, where she received the Hartog Travel Grant. She has participated in residencies such as Shandaken Projects, NY, and Clay Break at The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Friedman’s artist books, Because Nothing Ends, was published by Peradam (2013), and Drawing Hilma Af Klint, made in collaboration with artists Ariel Dill and Denise Schatz, was published by Miniature Garden (2014, second edition 2019). She is a founding member of the artist-run cooperative gallery Essex Flowers in NYC and was a Visiting Artist in Painting and Drawing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2021-22). She is on the art faculty at CT State Community College, Housatonic in Bridgeport, CT. She has lectured on her work at the Housatonic Museum of Art, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Tennessee. Friedman lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.