For over 20 years Adam Kuby has been creating sculptures, temporary site-determined installations and permanent public artworks that have been integrated into wild areas, urban sites, streetscapes, parks, and other parts of our built environment. He has been an artist-in-residence at Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Yaddo, the Djerassi Foundation, the Ucross Foundation, and the Arctic Circle Artists Residency. in 2014 He was awarded the Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome. He’s received awards from the Public Art Network, and from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
His previous experience in the fields in landscape architecture, urban forestry and zoo design inform his ideas and understanding of public space. He’s worked in the landscape architecture office at the Central Park Conservancy, and at the Bronx Zoo in NY, and as an Urban Forester. He studied environmental design at the University of Pennsylvania (BA), and Sculpture at the University of North Carolina (MFA). He is drawn to collaborating with other artists, writers, designers, engineers, environmentalists and scientists who inspire his work.
His studio and public practices overlap, inform and stimulate each other. Recently he’s been directing a larger portion of his art practice to address the growing climate crisis. In 2019 he open-sourced his project ”Sea Level 2080” which was implemented by volunteers and activists globally across 5 continents. He grew up in Philadelphia, PA. He currently lives in Portland Oregon.