Adam de Boer (b. 1984, California) graduated with a BA in Painting from the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2006) and an MA in Fine Art from the Chelsea College of Art, London (2012). For the past decade de Boer has travelled throughout Indonesia to investigate his Eurasian heritage. His recent work employs imagery and traditional crafts from the region as a way to connect his artistic practice with those of his distant cultural forebears. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. In 2017, de Boer was awarded a Fulbright research fellowship to Indonesia. Other grants include those from Arts for India, The Cultural Development Corporation, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, and The Santa Barbara Arts Fund.
Solo exhibitions include Traveller's Palm, Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles (2018); Legacies Real and Imagined, PT Jakarta Land and ISA Art Advisory, Jakarta, Indonesia, two-person exhibition with Jumaldi Alfi, Catalog (2018); Jungle Flame, Redbase Foundation, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2017); Night Swimming, Hunter Shaw Fine Art, Los Angeles (2016); Bend Sinister, curated by Enin Supriyanto, Indonesian Contemporary Art Network, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, two-person exhibition with Sinta Tantra, Catalog (2014); Moving Monuments, College of Creative Studies Gallery, University of California, Santa Barbara, Catalog (2014).
Group exhibtions include All the Days and Nights, Kristin Hjellegjerde, London (2020); Equilateral Gallery, Los Angeles (2019); GENESIS, Elevator Mondays, Los Angeles (2018); Enlightenment, ARTJOG, Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2018); Infinity in Flux, Art|Jog|8, Taman Budaya Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (2015); Springboard, Cookhouse Gallery, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (2014); Recent Work, Riflemaker, London (2012); Royal Watercolour Society, Contemporary Watercolour Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London (2012). De Boer's work is found in the collection of Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA; Chelsea College of Art and Design, London; Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, DC ; Department of Human Services, Arlington, VA; DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC, and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Washington, DC. His work is in the collection of De Boer liveas and works in Los Angeles.