creative Creature.


From large scale installations to tiny works on paper, Jonathan Kent Adams presents his paintings in traditional and unorthodox ways. This presentation allows for viewers to imagine those who do not follow social constructions existing alongside those who do. “I love the unfinished moments and unconventional presentation. Those moments allow viewers a place to be themselves,” said Adams.  Adams’ work places emphasis on the figure, but also explores communication through still life, video, found objects, and poetry. Similar to contemporary artist, Lesley Dill, Adams creates realities that stem from words he encounters. His work encourages self-discovery amid traditions that often deny the outsider’s existence.


Jonathan received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting in 2014 from the University of Mississippi. He studied under Mary Beth McKenzie at the Art Student's League of New York in 2012. He currently resides and makes work in Oxford, Mississippi.




Please email or call for pricing or specifics regarding art pieces.

Email: jonathankentadams@gmail.com

Cell: 662-571-5417

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonathan_kent_adams/




Winter Art Exhibit, Gallery 130,  Oxford, MS. 2013

Secret Art Show, Yoknapatawpha Arts Counsel, Oxford, MS. 2013

One Night Stand: Motel Art Show, Curated Erin Austen Abbott. 2014

Summer Art Exhibit, Curated Jere Alle. Gallery 130. Oxford, MS. 2014

Sacrosanct: BFA Thesis Exhibit, Gallery 130, Oxford, MS. 2014

Secret Art Show, Yoknapatawpha Arts Counsel, Oxford, MS. 2014

Mississippi Collegiate Art Show, Curated Jean Donegan. 2015

One Night Stand: Motel Art Show, Curated Erin Austen Abbott. 2015

GIRLS ART SHOW, group art exhibit. Oxford, MS. 2015

Heartlines: Black+White Exhibit, Yoknapatawpha Arts Counsel. 2015

Art Gaysel: #OBSESSED, Curated Alexander Guerra. Miami, FL. 2015

Voted Oxford's Favorite Artist for 2015

Splinter: A Group Exhibit. Columbus, MS. 2016

One Night Stand: Motel Art Show, Curated Erin Austen Abbott. 2016

Flesh/Spirit: Solo Exhibit at Amelia Presents. Water Valley, MS. 2017

Art Gaysel: Ménage à Trois. Curated by Alexander Guerra. Maimi, Fl. 2017

Bozart's Miniature Show. Bozarts Gallery. Water Valley, MS. 2017.

Winter Group Exhibit. Southside Gallery. Oxford, MS. 2018


publications & Film


Featured Artist. The Daily Mississippian. 2014.

Featured Artist. The Oxford Eagle. 2014.

Cover Art for Assaracus: A Journal of Gay Poetry Vol. 12. 2015

Artist Spotlight. The Local Voice. February, 2016.


Featured at the Oxford Film Fest in Layers: A Documentary by Christina Huff. 2016.


Cover Art for DIG by Bryan Borland. 2016


Featured Artist in JARRY MAG of Brooklyn, NY. Issue #2. 2016

Featured Artist in DIME magazine of Hattiesburg, MS. Vol.2 No.7

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