Adam Forrester (b. 1980) received his MFA from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia.  His work has been screened and exhibited nationally and internationally as well as featured by NPR, The Bitter Southerner, and VICE Magazine.  His most recent documentary film, Eat White Dirt, was distributed via World Channel to public television stations across the U.S.  Adam makes lens-based media about bizarre myths and mumbled truths. From time to time, he reminisces about the moment when jelly shoes and reebok pumps were popular.  He is currently, most likely, somewhere between Atlanta and New Orleans.

Books and prints available here.

Selected Client List
AIR Serenbe
The Bitter Southerner
Burnaway Magazine
MOLD Magazine

Outside Magazine


EDUCATION

2014  Werner Herzog Rogue Film School, Los Angeles, California
2013  MFA, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
2006 BSc, Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia


EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS

2017
Vision All Together, Durango Arts Center, Durango, Colorado - [Curator]
2016

Edge to Edge, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA), Atlanta, GA
Every Five Minutes, ARTlab, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA - [Co-Curator with Joshua Dudley Greer]
Independent Film Festival Boston, Sommerville Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts

SideWalk Film Festival, Alabama Theatre, Birmingham, Alabama
Sheffield Doc/Fest, The Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK
Atlanta Film Festival, 7 Stages Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
Indie Grits Film Festival, Nickelodeon Theatre, Columbia, South Carolina
Milledgeville Film Festival, Russell Auditorium, Milledgeville, Georgia
Sense Off, TWIXTlab: art, anthropology, & the everyday, Athens, Greece
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Fiesta Theatre, Santa Barbara, California
Thin Line Film Fest, Campus Theatre, Denton, Texas
Twister Alley Film Festival, Woodward Theatre, Woodward, Oklahoma
2015
Field Study, Filter Photo Festival, Chicago, Illinois
Landlocked Film Festival, Englert Theatre, Iowa City, Iowa
Rome International Film Festival, DeSoto Theatre, Rome, Georgia

Deep End, The Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition, Maxon Mills, Wassaic, New York
ARCANUM: Video & Animation Festival, D'Clinic Studios, Lendava, Slovenia
Summer Vacation, Gallery @ Indigo, Athens, Georgia

Four Acts of Movement: A Study of Stillness, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles, California
Live-Action, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

Digital Graffiti: A Projection Art Festival, Alys Beach, Florida
Ever So Much More So, Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Eat White Dirt, Patrick Theater, The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia
2014

Atlanta Celebrates Photography: Ones to Watch, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia
ReCulture III: RISK, Skagiopoulio Foundation, Patras, Greece
Picture Books, Power Plant Gallery, Durham, North Carolina
Videholica International Video Art Festival, Graffit Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria
Ain't Bad at Art Now, Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia
9/50 Summit, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Wayfinding Film Festival, Public Art Installation, Wassaic, New York | Portland, Maine | Providence, Rhode Island
AIVA International Video Art Festival, Public Art Installation, Finspång, Sweden
southXeast: Southeastern Contemporary Art, Ritter Art Gallery, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
Live Amateurs: All-Media Juried Exhibition, MINT Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia
2013

Video Art Festival Miden, Historic Center of Kalamata, Kalamata, Greece
SUBRISE - das FilmFestival, Naxos-Union Factory Floor, Frankfurt, Germany
Recession Art Presents: Facts and Fictions, Invisible Dog Art Center, Brooklyn, New York
Encoding Identities: Spectatorship and the Subject, DC3 Art Projects, Edmonton, Canada
Echoes of Eco, 6th International Winter Festival of Arts, Sochi Winter Theater, Sochi, Russia
Double Vision II: Multi-Channel Video Art Festival, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, Indiana
International Show and Tell Media Festival, Fluorescent Gallery, Knoxville, Tennessee
REACH Film and Video Fest, Popcorn Noir, Easthampton, Massachusetts
Kentucky National 2013, Clara M. Eagle Gallery, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
Abstraction, The Keirnan Gallery, Juror - Matthew Gamber, Lexington, Virginia
THE 01 Video Art Review, Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art Gallery, Krakow, Poland
Louisiana Purchase: 2nd National Biennial Juried Exhibition, LA Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana
ALTERNATIVES: Borders and Boundaries, Ohio University, School of Art, Athens, Ohio
MFA Thesis Candidates Exhibition, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia
2011

Atlanta Celebrates Photography Film Fest: Still Motion, Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia
McNeese National Works on Paper, Abercrombie Gallery, Lake Charles, Louisiana
Lyndon House Arts Center Juried Exhibit, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, Georgia
2008

Slow Exposures Photography Exhibition, R.F. Strickland Building, Concord, Georgia


LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

2015  The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia
          The Englert Theatre, Iowa City, Iowa
          The Desoto Theatre, Rome, Georgia
          The Plaza Theatre, Atlanta,
Georgia
          Hale Empowerment and Revitalization Organization (HERO), Greensboro, Alabama
          Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta, Georgia

2014  Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida
          Mary Stanley Studio, Young Collectors Club, Atlanta, Georgia
2013  The Soap Factory, Minneapolis, Minnesota
          Columbus State University, Columbus,
Georgia
          University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
          Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens,
Georgia
2012  Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake, Oregon


RESIDENCIES, GRANTS, & AWARDS

2017 Idea Capital Research and Development Grant, Idea Capital, Atlanta, GA
          Artist-in-Residence, AIR Serenbe, Chatahoochee Hill, GA
2016 Seed & Spark Award, Atlanta Film Festival, Atlanta, GA
          Best Documentary Short, Milledgeville Film Festival, Milledgeville, GA

2015  On Our Radar, Creative Capital Foundation, New York, New York
          Best Documentary Short, Landlocked Film Festival, Iowa City, Iowa
          Best Documentary Short, Rome International Film Festival, Rome, Georgia
          Curator's Choice Award, Digital Graffiti, Curated by Brett Phares, Alys Beach, Florida

2014  Artist-In-Residence, Wassaic Residency Program, Wassaic, New York
          Atlanta Celebrates Photography: Ones to Watch, Mary Stanley Studio, Atlanta, Georgia
          Student Technology Grant, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, Louisiana

2013  Artist-In-Residence, Little Brown Mushroom Storytelling Camp, St. Paul, Minnesota
2012  Artist-In-Residence, Crater Lake National Park, Crater Lake, Oregon
          Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Research and Performance Grant, Athens, Georgia
2011  Juror‘s Award of Merit, 36th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Juror Carla Hanzal, Athens, Georgia


PRESS

Catherine Rush, Director Adam Forrester Digs Into Stigmatized Southern Delicacy in 'Eat White Dir',
       ArtsATL, April 1, 2016
Paul Edwards, Dishing the Dirt, Smith Journal, Volume 16, pp. 40-42, September 2015
Jeff Rich, EYES ON THE SOUTH: Adam Forrester, Oxford American Magazine, September 29, 2014
Christopher Kimball, Eating White Dirt: Investigation of the World's Strangest Food Obsession,
      
PRX: America's Test Kitchen, Boston, MA, August 16, 2014
Emelyn Rude, The American South is Still Eating White Dirt, VICE Magazine: Munchies, July 23, 2014
Linda Chen, The Old and Mysterious Practice of Eating Dirt, Revealed, NPR: The Salt, April 2, 2014
Chuck Reece, The Down & Dirty: Making Peace with the Age-Old Practice of Eating White Dirt,

     The Bitter Southerner, February 25, 2014
Jonathan D. Marcus, FAU Exhibit Spotlights Contemporary Art, Sun Sentinel, February 7, 2014
Jenna Garrett, Fascinating Documentary Investigates the Strange Practice of Southerners who 'Eat White Dirt',
      
Feature Shoot, January 16, 2014

Jim Reed, Favourite Photobooks of 2013: A Book Man's Book List, GUP Magazine,December 5, 2013
Jesse Veverka, Focus on Filmmakers: Adam Forrester, The Clyde Fitch ReportSeptember 23, 2013
Katy Ganaway, The Talk of Troy, WTSU Troy Public Radio, Montgomery, AL, September 6, 2013
Cynthia Adams, A PHENIX RISING: The Beautiful Polarity of Adam Forrester's Works,
     The Graduate School Magazine, Summer 2013, pp. 10-15


PUBLICATIONS

2016  Inspired GeorgiaUniversity of Georgia Press, Athens, Georgia (forthcoming)
2014  Oranbeg NET 05: Bastards, Oranbeg Press, Boston, Massachusetts
          
The Frank Album, Contributing Writer, Little Brown Mushroom Books, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2013  Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art and Design, Issue 32, New York, New York
          Incandescent Magazine, Issue 3, Pine Island Press, Portland, Oregon
          Supermoon, Self-Published Edition of 300, Athens,
Georgia
2011   Flagpole Magazine, Volume 25, Issue 28, Athens,
Georgia
2009 Appendix Magazine, Premier Issue, Milan, Italy
          Oxford American Magazine, Issue 65, The Best of the South, Little Rock, Arkansas


COLLECTIONS

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA), Atlanta, GA

The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Pike Historic Preservation Society, Pike County, Georgia
Simon Schwob Memorial Library, Columbus State University, Georgia