Merrick Adams is a printmaking and painting artist currently living and working in Los Angeles. He holds a bachelors degree in Fine Art, with a concentration in Printmaking, from East Carolina University and received a Master of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2020.


Merrick Adams’ ocean scapes conjure an abstraction of light through his merging of craft, nature and family history. Adams’ meditative practice blends painting and printmaking techniques akin to woodcut and silkscreen, utilizing netting as a nod to his fisherman father. From afar, the viewer experiences recognizable depictions of moon or sun light reflected in the surface of the sea. Upon closer inspection, a hypnotic tangle of rippling lines and segments of color rise and fall, alive and in motion.