Adam Suerte (b. 1969, Brooklyn, NY.)
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High School of Music and Art 1987
Rhode Island School of Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts Illustration, 1991

Exhibitions Solo
2012 “The Collected Works of Adam Suerte” – Urban Folk Art© Gallery South Brooklyn
2011 Brooklyn Oenology Tasting Room, (celebrating release of wine label I designed) Williamsburg, Brooklyn
2010 The Brazen Head, Atlantic Ave Artwalk
2010 41st Birthday show, Urban Folk Art© Gallery South Brooklyn
2009 Solo show for my 40th birthday – Brooklyn Tattoo®Studio
2008 SIP Lounge, Upper west side, NY
2004 “Return of the Brooklyn Chicks” series – Last Exit, Brooklyn
2002 “Brooklyn Chicks” series – Last Exit, Brooklyn
2001 “The City” – Last Exit, Brooklyn
2001 An Evening with Adam Suerte” – All Souls Tattoo Gallery, Brooklyn

Exhibitions Group
2017 Handbills of Subversion, MF Gallery, Brooklyn
2016 Downtown Brooklyn Legends, Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn
2016 Urban Folk Art Annual Halloween group art show Urban Folk Art® Gallery, Brooklyn
2016 Brooklyn Oenology 10 year anniversary label artists show Brooklyn Oenology tasting room
2016 Brooklyn Bridge 131st anniversary group art show Urban Folk Art@Gallery Brooklyn
2016 Valentines Day Affordable group art show, Urban Folk Art@Gallery Brooklyn
2015 Affordable Group Art Show Urban Folk Art® Gallery, Brooklyn
2015 Lost-Found Group show, MF Gallery Brooklyn
2015 Sing for Hope Piano project. elect artists were chosen to paint pianos that were distributed to outdoor locations through the 5 boros for 2 weeks for the public to play.
2015 ‘For the love of Lids and Kids’, Select artists painted Motorcycle helmets to be auctioned off for the Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation, Harley Davidson, NY
2015 Tattooed Pinup group art show, Brooklyn
2014 Dime bag Group Art Show ‘The End is Near’, Brooklyn
2014 Urban Folk Art® Annual Halloween art show, Urban Folk Art gallery, Brooklyn
2014 NuHotel MTV Award art show, Brooklyn
2014 Urban Folk Art 3rd Anniversary art show Urban Folk Art® Gallery, Brooklyn
2013 Group show “The Future That Never Was” 8 of Swords Gallery, Brooklyn
2013 Brooklyn Bridge 130th Anniversary group art show Urban Folk Art Gallery, Brooklyn
2012 Urban Folk Art 2nd anniversary at show. Urban Folk Art Gallery Brooklyn
2012 Matryoshka (Russian Nesting doll)group art show, Empire State Studio, Long Island
2012 “Hot 1 Inch Action” Group button show, N.Y.
2012 “Brooklyn Bridge 129th Anniversary Group Show” Urban Folk Art® Gallery (curated and participated)
2012 “Tattoos and Art” Group art show, White Rabbit Lower East Side, NY
2012 “Original Zombie” Group Art Show, Eight of Swords, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
2011 “Devils and Demons” Group show, Urban Folk Art Gallery, South Brooklyn (also co-curated).
2011 “The Usual Suspects 2,” Group graffiti show, Urban Folk Art Gallery, South Brooklyn
2011 Atlantic Ave. Art walk Urban Folk Art© Gallery, South Brooklyn
2011 Brooklyn Bridge 128 anniversary group show, Urban Folk Art© Gallery, South Brooklyn
2011 MF Gallery’s 40oz. show, Brooklyn
2011 “What you see is what you get” Dual art show/ grand opening of Urban Folk Art© Gallery, Brooklyn
2010 “Mines and Yours” Dual art show with Omar Sanchez – Last Exit, South Brooklyn
2010 The “Toren-paintings” were displayed in a model apartment for a new building in Downtown Brooklyn
2010 “The Usual Suspects” Group graffiti art show – Last Exit, South Brooklyn
2010 Nuhotel Group show at a boutique hotel in downtown Brooklyn with some other local artists.
2010 “Tattoo” art show with other NY tattoo luminaries – Marci Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
2010 I donated some paintings to the TJ Martell Foundation ‘Artworks For The Cure’ celebrity and emerging artist group art show (2010artworks.org)

2009 “Metropol Mode” Group show – the Bellhouse, Brooklyn Group show at Gallery 506 in Beacon, NY
2009 Artsmith project art show at Galapagos in Dumbo coinciding a teaching project – P.S.261
2009 “Seaworthy” Group show Corridor Gallery with Rush Philanthropic arts foundation, Brooklyn
2009 BWAC spring show, Red Hook, Brooklyn
2009 “Love stinks, stink is good” Group show – Brooklyn Tattoo
2008 “Represent Brooklyn” Group art show – TRA Gallery, April, Brooklyn, Next Festival
2006 “Undergrounded UFA©,” Last Exit, Brooklyn (curated and participated)
2005 Brooklyn Tattoo Winter Show, (curated and participated)
2005 Brooklyn Tattoo Studio opening (curated and participated)
2005 BWAC spring art show, Brooklyn
2005 Mark Bode’s “Lizard of Oz” release/opening Honoring Cheech Wizard Marcoart, N.Y.
2005 Urban Folk Art© group show, “NUEZ” New York, N.Y.
2005 “Comiclysm” (Comic Art) Sputnik, curated and participated 2004
2004 BWAC spring exhibition “12,” Brooklyn
2005 Atlantic Ave. Art Walk @ Artezn, Brooklyn
2005 BWAC spring exhibition, Red Hook, Brooklyn
2005 Urban Folk Art© Group show “The Skinny” New York, NY
2005 Urban Folk Art© NUEZ (co-curated and participated), New York N.Y.
2005 Upstarts Group show CBGB’s Gallery, New York, NY
2005 BWAC spring exhibition, Brooklyn
2005 Upstarts show CBGB’s Gallery New York, NY
2001 BWAC Spring show, Brooklyn Teaching
2012 I have was a guest art teacher at the Aichorn Adolescent Center for Residential Care Brooklyn

2012 I Ran a mural workshop at the Brooklyn Museum to coincide with the “Keith Haring 1978-1982 “exhibit. The workshop included making several large outlines of Brooklyn monuments (in the fashion of Haring’s Statue of Liberty bicentennial mural project in 1986 that Suerte participated in as a student at Music and Art High School).

2012 I Was featured on the cover and featured inside of the premiere issue of The Brooklyn Spectator Magazine, and participated in the release party exhibiting artwork with other contributors.

2009 Participated in Artsmith Collective’s “Project 261” where artists taught their own classes to elementary school students, then exhibited and auctioned off work to benefit the school’s art program.

Curatorial Projects

I am The Founder of Urban Folk Art©Studios based In Brooklyn, NY. We are an Artist collective that started up in 1991. Using a variety of mediums, our work is brought together by similar counter-culture ideas and blue collar sensibilities, and is often a reflection of our culture and day-to-day operation. We were a print shop for 9 years, specializing in silk-screen printing for bands, artists, low income businesses, and non profits. The printing helped us fund other endeavors such as Solo and group openings, our own shirt line, self publishing comics, murals, and teaching a risk children. We have since given up the printing business to follow personal artistic goals, but our number has grown, and we continue to show solo and in groups, supporting each others artistic interests, teaching when able, pro bono work, and developing our merchandise line. I was the curator of Urban Folk Art© Gallery in South Brooklyn from 2011-2017. The gallery exhibited a variety of disciplines as well as different levels of undiscovered, emerging, and established artists. The type of work shown is anything from contemporary painting, drawing, print making and photography, to comic book art, legendary graffiti artists and contemporary illustration.

Awards/ projects

2016 I was selected as one of 20 artists to participate in the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s ‘Downtown Legends’ project/artshow. @0 artists have been selected to portray various downtown legends/locations in various mediums. There will be an artshow Dec 8th showcasing these pieces at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

2015 Participated in Sing For Hope’s “Pop Up Piano” project where I was one of 88 artists who painted a piano that was placed in Brooklyn Bridge Park for 2 weeks for the public to come and play. My piano was then one of 10 chosen to be auctioned off for the charity.

2014 Live painting for ‘Artworks Foundation’ “art of this world’ after which the artwork was auctioned off. Pillars event space Manhattan.

2013 I was one of 5 local artists chosen to paint a guest room at the boutique hotel NuHotel in downtown Brooklyn. I have since shown work there and curated events for them.

2005 Nominated for a “Hanley” award for my autobiographical novel Aprendíz” (Under category “Best Self Published Comic” Jim Hanley’s Universe, New York

2001 Nominated for an Ignatz Award for my self published graphic novel “Aprendíz” (under the category “outstanding comic”) Small Press Expo, Bethesda Maryland