Adrian Wall is a sculptor from Jemez Pueblo, New Mexico. He has been sculpting since his late teens and has always had an affinity for stone sculpture. While Adrian Wall’s primary medium is stone, he works with many materials, including clay, bronze, and glass. He has won several major awards in sculpture competitions across the United States.
A member of the Indigenous Sculptor’s Society, an elite group of Native American Sculptors dedicated to the advancement of stone sculpture, his work can be found in the museum collections of the Eiteljorg Museum, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Museum, and the Hauku Museum. Adrian has been the recipient of several fellowships including the National Museum of the American Indian Visiting Artist Fellow, School of Advanced Research’s Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship and Southwest Association for Indian Arts Fellowship. The subjects of Wall’s sculptures most often relate to his Pueblo heritage. Stylistically, Wall is well known for blending figurative detail with abstract forms. Wall is currently pursuing a BFA at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“I am interested in combining materials to create sculpture that reflect my aesthetics. My work is a reflection of my existence as an aboriginal person experiencing the world in the Twenty-First Century. My background in art is grounded in the Native American Arts Movement that started in Santa Fe, NM in the Mid-Sixties. I have spent the majority of my career making art for collectors of native art. Through my educational pursuits, I have reinvigorated my approach to art making to include conceptual sculpture that brings light to issues that concern me. Issues around identity, inter-human relationships, and environment manifest themselves in my sculpture.”