b. 1982; Bronx, NY.
Currently lives and works in Providence, RI.
Johnny Adimando is currently part-time faculty in Printmaking and Painting at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. He has also taught at the Montserrat College of Art and Bucknell University. Adimando earned his BFA (’05) from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and MFA (’09) from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the recipient of several major awards including a two-year fellowship and artist residency at Bucknell University (’05-’07), the Temple Rome Grant, a Frogman’s Print and Paper Workshop scholarship.
The work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is represented by public and private collections including ; Philadelphia Free Library, Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University, and Tower Investments Gallery. His work also appears in a multitude of national print exchange projects and flat file programs. He is currently represented by Diane Birdsall Gallery in Old Lyme, CT and Yellow/Peril Gallery in Providence, RI.
Adimando’s pracitce is defined by a focus on intense detail, technical proficiency, and the harmonious mixture of various mediums. His work does not subscribe to one particular convention; bridging dedicated engagment with various print media processes into photography, sculpture, and video. It has been described by contemporary curator Robert P. Stack as “art that speaks to a constantly shifting and material reality.”