I take into consideration the inbetween of the familiar and the unknown; creating to ascertain all that is just outside our understanding. I take on the role of animal, scientist, discoverer, and onlooker. Walking in and out of these roles to better understand the process of creation, display, and interaction. My process starts through blurring the lines of gallery and studio; both becoming a space of creation and of observation. My work is a collaboration between me, the materials and the space. By using these processes I work on making the intangible tangible. Teetering on the idea of ephemerality, in materials and concept, I work to create moments instead of lasting artifacts. Using such materials as paper, plastic, light and metal I focus on creating immersive and contemplative works that allow viewers to become aware of themselves in time and placement.
Born and raised in upstate New York, Adelaine Muth traveled across the country to receive a BFA from the University of Washington in 2017. During her undergraduate career she studied abroad in Rome, Italy in 2015 ending in a group exhibition on the UW’s campus in Rome. In 2016 Adelaine received the Totten Chase Scholarship for Academic Merit presented to her by her mentor and professor Doug Jeck. While living in Seattle, Adelaine was part of multiple group shows including two at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery where she also worked as a Gallery Lead and co-curated several shows. At the end of her time at University of Washington, Adelaine was granted a solo thesis show titled ‘Mimesis’.
In the summer after receiving her BFA, Adelaine received a financial scholarship to attend James Tisdale’s Summer workshop at Anderson Ranch. She then spent a month working for Rebecca Hutchinson as her studio assistant in Montana. The following August, Adelaine was accepted and attended Pennsylvania State University as the non-degree Post Bacc student in sculpture. During that year she studied closely with professors Shannon Goff and Bonnie Collura and took part in multiple group shows on and off Penn State’s campus. Adelaine created her first public work temporarily installed outdoors on the campus of Penn State for the show ‘Sign, Steeled, Delivered’.
The summer of 2018, Adelaine was accepted to participate in the Birdsell Residency Project in South Bend, IN. She, along with 9 other artists, create large installation in the old Ziker Dry Cleaning factory, now known as Vested Interest, responding to the history and future of South Bend. Following the residency, Adelaine returned to Montana briefly to work for Rebecca Hutchinson again.
Adelaine then returned to Upstate New York where two of her pieces were accepted into the show Radius50 at the Woodstock Art Association & Museum. She was invited to speak on a panel during the show’s opening along with several other artists in the show. Currently she lives and works in New York.