Adele Wayman is a painter and creator of installations and altars. She has received artist’s residency grants to Yaddo and Millay Colony for the Arts. There have been exhibitions of her work in NYC and Boca Raton with Bernice Steinbaum’s gallery; in DC at Gallery K and Gallery 10 and also in 2002 in a solo exhibit at Sidwell Friends School. She was invited to show her work in Beijing, China. Her art has been widely exhibited in North Carolina in invitational and juried exhibitions. In 2017 the Turchin Center in Boone, NC, presented a solo exhibition of her paintings and installations. In 2018, a solo watercolor exhibition at The Artery in Greensboro and in 2019, she is one of 4 artists in Reflections on Nature, an exhibition at the Wilkes Art Gallery, N. Wilkesboro, NC.
Adele grew up in Greensboro, NC and attended Vassar College where she earned her BA, cum laude in European History. Her art studies continued at the Art Students League in New York, the Corcoran School of Art, in Washington, DC. and the Tyler School of Art in Rome, Italy. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Adele lives in the country outside Greensboro, NC where she and her furniture-making husband work in their studio, Forest Light, grow food and flowers, and take frequent fly fishing trips together. She has a daily Zen meditation practice.
Adele was an enthusiastic and committed teacher, Hege Professor of Art at Guilford College for 40 years. As a young professor she received the Excellence in Teaching Award in 1989. She retired in Spring 2014 and was awarded the Hendricks Service Award and in September 2015, an Exemplary Educator Award from the Guilford College Alumni Association. She occasionally offers workshops at Art Alliance in Greensboro and Sawtooth in Winston-Salem. Retirement has allowed her more time to paint - both in oil and watercolor, and to continually expand her vision and approach to art-making.