Adam Frank is an artist, designer and product inventor. His body of work represents an ongoing investigation of light and interactivity. This investigation naturally blurs the boundaries between fine art and décor products for the home. Adam’s design work uses new techniques to add natural lighting effects into the modern build environment. His products are manufactured locally in Brooklyn and sold in design stores all over the world. Adam has also created large-scale art installations for many US municipalities.
Early in his career, Adam co-created Dogz and Catz, The world’s first virtual pets. For this work he is widely credited for defining a new category of computer software. Since going independent, Adam has created three product lines that use light in new ways. LUMEN, a shadow casting oil lamp, is currently sold at MoMA Store. REVEAL is a small projector that implies the presence of a real window by simulating sunlight entering through an imaginary window. LUCID is a new type of mirror that places a luminous 3D image inside the perceived space of a reflected image.
In 2011, Adam completed a commission for The City of Denver for an outdoor, permanent public installation. Each night, as the sun sets in Denver, a projected sun rises on a building downtown. As the night progresses, the star climbs up to the top of the east facade. This light mural is entirely solar powered by panels installed for this project.
In 2012, Adam was named the Seattle City Light Conservation & Sustainability Artist-in Residence. During this residency, he produced a large-scale artwork for the City of Seattle featuring their hydroelectric power sources. This work of light is a projected, living map of Seattle’s hydroelectric generation and electricity use.
In 2013 Adam completed a large-scale commission to install eight artworks in Eskenazi Health, Indianapolis IN. ARBOR displays optically accurate shadows of native trees in eight elevator lobbies of the new hospital. This signature work was just recognized by The Americans for the Arts 2014 Public Art Network Year in Review.