Mary Adam was born and grew up in Ireland. She studied Medicine at University College Cork and worked two years in England before marrying and moving to the Caribbean. As a student she became captivated by the anatomy of the body, the forms and parts and how everything fits together.
Later this interest extended to the forms of all living things.
Despite turning to painting relatively late in life Mary has been actively exhibiting her work for several decades.
Her first solo show took place at Horizons Gallery in Trinidad in 2004, since then she has had several solo shows and participated in a number of group exhibitions.
In 2011, she completed the BA (Hons) Painting at the Open College of the Arts and currently is working from her London-based studio.
In her work she often explores anatomical forms and motifs from nature and combines them to create multifaceted compositions.
Drawing and painting are her core areas of interest, as she continues to examine the properties of light and colour through figuration and abstraction.
2021: November 5th-20th: ESOP End of Year Show 2020-21, The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, London E3 4QY
2021: Landmark Arts Centre, Autumn Art Fair, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 9NN, October 15-17, 2021
2021: Rochester Contemporary Art Center, 6x6x2021, Annual Group Fundraising Show, Rochester, New York (#1353, 1354, 1355).
2020: Society of Women Artists (SWA) 159th Open Exhibition (Online Only) — Opening 22 September 2020, runs until 31st December 2020 The Gallery
2020: The ESOP Online Exhibition
and n, 14th August to 14th November 2020 at Kunstmatrix —
2017: Kingston Artists Open Studios, June 2017.
2017: Parallax Art Fair, London, February 2017.
2016: Kingston Artists Open Studios, London, June 11-12 and 18-19, 2016. Hawks Rd Artists Studios, 47-51 Hawks Road, Kingston KT1 3DS (catalogue)
2015: Open Studio, Port of Spain, Trinidad, September 1 -- 30, 2015.
2015: Solo exhibition, March 2-7, Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago, Federation Park, Port of Spain.
2014: November Group Exhibition, Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago, Nov 7--22, 2014. "Sno-Cone Cart" awarded Best In Show
2014: Carnival 2014 group show, 101 Art Gallery, Woodford St., Port of Spain; February 20 to March 13, 2014
2013: Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago,
70th Anniversary Exhibition, 15-30 November 2013.
2012: Group Christmas show at 101 Art Gallery, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
2012: September -- October, group show, annual Women in Art exhibition, Fine Art Ltd, Roberts St., Woodbrook.
2012: June. Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago, Federation Park, Port of Spain -- Nostalgia, group show. Touring Trinidad and Tobago September-December 2012.
2011: November, Trinidad and Tobago Art Society annual exhibition, Federation Park, Port of Spain (group show).
2011: October, Group show, annual Women in Art exhibition, at Fine Art Ltd, Roberts St, Woodbrook.
2011: May-June. National Museum and Art Gallery of Trinidad and Tobago, "Women and Art".
2006: Solo show, 101 Art Gallery, Port of Spain, Trinidad
2005: Spence Gallery, Toronto, with Shastri Maharaj and Rosslyn Berot-Burns
2004: Solo show, Horizons Art Gallery, Port of Spain, Trinidad
2002: Joint show, Horizons Art Gallery, Port of Spain, Trinidad
2011: BA (Hons) Painting, Open College of the Arts, UK/Bucks New University.
1965: MB, BCh, BAO, National University of Ireland.