Adam Schreiber is an Austin-based photographer who mines the potential meanings of cultural artifacts and abandoned corporate spaces. He utilizes objects from existing collections and archives as the source of his photography, often re-documenting items in a state of preservation. By isolating imagery of outdated technology and sterile laboratory settings from their cultural significance, Schreiber enables the viewer to re-imagine these spaces and objects in new and unexpected ways.
Schreiber received his MFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007. After receiving his BFA from Colorado State University in 1999, he was awarded the Santa Chiara Study Center Fellowship, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy, in 2000. He has had solo exhibitions at Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, New York (2010); Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas (2008); and Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California (2006). His work has been included in many group exhibitions, includingInterrupted Landscapes, Champion Contemporary, Austin (2010); Perspectives 168: Anna Krachey, Jessica Mallios, and Adam Schreiber, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, (2009);Mystique of the Archive, Harry Ransom Center, Austin (2008); and The Fifth of July, Okay Mountain Gallery, Austin (2008).