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Adria Arch bio

Adria Arch is a mixed media artist whose work features strong graphic elements and vivid color. She combines an abiding interest in shape with a fascination in the unpredictable or unexpected source such as found doodles or spills. Her recent efforts in site specific, collaborative murals may be viewed at Stonehill College, Lesley University's Porter Square building in Cambridge, MA and Danforth Art in Framingham, MA. Adria is also a technical consultant for GOLDEN Artist Colors.


  • DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln MA, Corporate Collection


  • Library of Congress Collection of Prints, Washington, D.C.
  • DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Boston Public Library
  • Merck Research Labs, Boston
  • Fidelity Corporation
  • Hale and Dorr, LLP

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013 Adria Arch: Iconic \ The Art Complex Museum \ Duxbury MA
  • 2011 Summer Constellation \ Frame 301 \ Montserrat College of Art \ Beverly MA
  • 2011 On the Mark \ Danforth Museum of Art \ Framingham MA
  • 2011 Brain Storms \ Bromfield Gallery \ Boston MA
  • 2009 Glyphs- Constructions and Works on Paper \ Bromfield Gallery \ Boston MA
  • 2007 Elaborations \ Bromfield Gallery \ Boston MA
  • 2006 Cell Signalling \ Beverly MA
  • 2005 The Labyrinth Series \ Bromfield Gallery \ Boston MA

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2013 Exposed \ Stowe VT
  • 2013 A Room Of One's Own \ Concord Art Association \ Concord MA
  • 2013 Surface Matters \ Brickbottom Gallery \ Somerville MA
  • 2012 Drawing Show \ Bromfield Gallery \ Boston MA
  • 2012 Frances L. Roddy Competition \ Concord Art Association kk\ Concord MA
  • 2011 Squiggles and Squares \ ArtWorks \ New Bedford MA
  • 2010 Icons and Altars \ New Art Center \ Newton MA
  • 2009 Off the Wall \ Danforth Museum of Art \ Framingham MA
  • 2009 Edge \ ArtSpace \ Maynard MA
  • 2007 Cambridge Art Association National Prize Exhibition \ Cambridge MA
  • 2007 National Juried Competition : Works of Art on Paper \ Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences
  • 2007 Danforth Museum of Art \ Framingham MA \ juror: Nick Capasso, DeCordova Museum of Art, MA




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Lisa Crossman, Ph.D., Curator - Fitchburg Art Museum, had this to say about Appetite  
Appetite begins with instinct and results in vibrant, playful excess. Catherine Bertulli hosts the artist-organized pop-up exhibit in her large studio in Melrose, MA. Each artist toys with the seduction of the surface such as the draw of bright colors. Bertulli’s monumental towers are impressive illusions, shimmering columns of gold, turquoise and other brilliant tints. They are eye-catching objects. Yet the aniline dyes are fugitive­­–presenting only impermanent effects–and they are hollow, only a shell of architecture. Adria Arch’s palette too confesses her interest in forcing the unexpected through experimentation–freezing a mark in time and then responding to it, and intuitively combining fields of color with shapes and patterns. Her paintings are pleasurable in their leg…