Ada Friedman’s art is rooted in drawing, painting, and writing. She makes ceramics, installations, drawings, paintings, and plays that connect. Her work exists in different fields of action and poetry – varying spaces of concreteness, collaboration, and interiority. Friedman’s work is attuned to routine and rituals. It is moved by a holistic drive to make worlds.

Friedman has had recent solo shows at Gallery Kendra Jayne Patrick (2022) and Grifter, NYC (2020). She has been included in group shows at Situations, NYC; Adds Donna, Chicago; and Redling Fine Art, LA, among many others. 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 is a founding member of the artist-run cooperative gallery Essex Flowers in NYC. She was a Visiting Artist in Painting and Drawing at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (2021-22).  Friedman lives and works in NYC. 


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flyer handout drawing for UTK Artist Talk, hanging in current studio