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Biography
Adam Fulwiler is a painter from Green Bay, Wisconsin. He received his BA in painting from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay in 2017 and is a current MFA candidate at the University of Arkansas. Fulwiler’s work investigates the employment of multiple systems of obstruction and chance. Currently his practice is also based in fictional writing. The writing is being translated into formalist visual structures to create emotional, spatial, and sensational signifiers based in affect. He has shown in exhibitions in Arkansas, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Tennessee.

Artist Statement
Start by writing short fictional stories
Write about a figure entering in
To a painting color and form of each
Painting when reformed into the writing
Become notations of space, time, Affect.

Making the paintings in response at times
Draw from one line of the writing and
Others from an entire paragraph.
This process of reconstruction provides
Structural restriction on my way of
Working formalist structures of line, shape
Color becomes emotional, spatial,
Sensational signifiers lending
Their qualities to the poetics and
Affect of the writing. I am also
Interested in how the history
Of painting could be referenced in the
Text. What styles, perceptual methods
And form are required for a certain
Passage? I am intrigued with all of the
Contradictions that begin to show up
In the work forming multiplicity
In meaning. I am boiling down the
Text into a perceptual, spatial,
Bodily Experience.

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