Adria Arch lives in the Boston area. Her recent work features sculptures made from lightweight plastic and comprised of cut out biomorphic shapes inhabiting space. Suspended from the ceiling and walls, this work combines the formal concerns of painting while extending into space like sculpture, thus their hybrid nature. The individual pieces hang in relation to each other, creating an immersive experience that allows the viewer to enter the spaces and discover new viewpoints. My work asks the viewer to recall their curious and playful childhood selves and to find solace in the art that beckons our senses directly.
Arch has had solo exhibitions at Danforth Art in Framingham, MA, the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury, MA, and the Hunt Gallery at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia. She has completed site specific murals at Lesley University's Porter Square building in Cambridge, MA, Stonehill College, and Danforth Art in Framingham, MA. Arch has been awarded residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sanskriti Foundation in Delhi, and in Auvillar, France. Her work is included in many private and public collections including the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Fidelity Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Her work was featured this fall at the Fitchburg Art Museum, and her upcoming shows include the Cahoon Museum of American Art, the Brattleboro Art Museum, and Danforth Art Museum.