Adam 5100's knowledge of printmaking and savvy ability with spray paint has developed into a love and talent for painting using stencils. His stencils represent hundreds of hours of meticulous work and the fine detail created is a hallmark of his work.
Adam 5100 was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His childhood was spent examining and interacting with the surfaces of the city through making graffiti art; a path that would eventually take him to the California College of Arts and Crafts (recently renamed the California College of the Arts) where he earned the Yozo Hamaguchi award for exceptional achievement in printmaking. He graduated with distinction in 2001 with a double major in Printmaking and Illustration.
His awareness of the structures we use every day but often overlook has become the subject of his current work: the buildings, doorways, fenced trees, discarded buses and chipped alley walls that fill our cities and map our lives.