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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 sources. 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

  • 2019 Adria Arch: Reframing Eleanor \ Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg MA
  • 2018 LeapTwistTurn \  3SArtspace \ Portsmouth NH
  • 2018 Do I Make You Happy? \ Hess Gallery Pine Manor College \ Boston MA
  • 2013 Adria Arch: Iconic \ The Art Complex Museum \ Duxbury MA
  • 2011 Summer Constellation \ Frame 301 \ Montserrat College of Art \ Beverly MA
  • 2011 Adria Arch: 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

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




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Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College
August 28 - November 10
Opening reception and artist talk, Wednesday, September 26 at 5:30 pm