Adam Matano is a contemporary representational sculptor specializing in sculpting animals.

His work is an organically evolving process combining a visceral reaction to life, his interest and admiration for the natural world and our relationship with it. The exploration of these ideas allows for psychologically dense, rhythmic artwork.

Adam’s interest and involvement with nature and the arts began at a young age.   Early in his career, he nurtured his musical interests, which now play an integral part in his overall aesthetic, its principles echoing in his sculptures.

More recently, Adam won the Marilyn Newmark Grant from the National Sculpture Society, of which he is an Elected Member. He is also a signature artist member of the California Art Club where he recently showed at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Currently, Adam works and lives in Los Angeles, exhibiting his sculptures and teaching.

  • Group Exhibitions
  • 2019
  • LCAD Faculty Show, “Searching For The Real III” Laguna, CA 
  • California Sculpture: Works From Southern and Northern California NSS Gallery Manhattan, New York
  • Birds In Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Wausau, WI 
  • Emerging Stars In American Sculpture, Brookgreen Gardens, SC
  • 108th Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art
  • The Art Of Animal Sculpture, Bonita Museum San Diego, CA
  • 2018
  • Art Renewal Center 13th Annual Exhibition, Sotheby’s Los Angeles CA
  • American Legacy Fine Art, A Collectors Feast, Pasadena CA
  • LAAFA Faculty Exhibition, Rebecca Molayem Gallery, Hollywood CA
  • California Art Club 107 Gold Medal Show, Natural History      
  •    Museum, Los Angels, CA
  •  LCAD Faculty Show, “Searching For The Real II” Laguna, CA
  • 2017
  • California Art Club 106 Gold Medal Show, Autry Museum, CA.
  • National Sculpture Society Group Show. Sparks Gallery, San Diego.
  • Brentwood Art Center Faculty Art Show. Santa Monica, CA. 
  • 2016
  • SD Contemporary Art Fair. “A Spectrum Art Show”. San Diego, CA.
  • Brentwood Art Center Faculty Art Show. Santa Monica, CA.
  • California Art Club 105 Gold Metal Show. Autry Museum, CA.
  • Awards
  • 2019
  • 3rd Place Sculpture, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine
  • Finalist, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Competition
  • 1st Place, Art Renewal Center, International Salon Competition
  • Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc Award NYC, New York
  • Honorable Mention, Art Renewal Center, Internation Salon Competition
  • Finalist, Art Renewal Center, International Salon Competition. 
  • 2018
  • 3rd place, Art Renewal Center, International Salon Competition.
  • Honorablemention, Art Renewal Center, International Salon Competition. 
  •  2017
  • Signature Member of the California Art Club.
  • Finalist, Art Renewal Center, International Salon Competition.
  • 2016
  • Finalist, Art Renewal Center, International Salon competition.
  • Signature Artist of the Society of Animal Artists.
  • Elected member of the National Sculpture Society.
  • 2015
  • Marilyn Newmark Grant from the National Sculpture Society.
  • Artist Member of the California Art Club.
  • 2014
  • Finalist, Art Renewal Center, International Salon Competition.
  • 2013
  • Honorable Mention, Art Renewal Center, International Salon 
  • Competition.
  • Teaching
  • 2019
  • Private Studio Classes, Los Angeles, CA
  • LCAD Animal Sculpture Instructor, Laguna, CA
  • LAAFA, Figure Sculpture Instructor, CA
  • Brentwood Art Center, Sculpture Instructor, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2018
  • Private Studio Classes, Los Angeles, CA
  • LCAD Animal Sculpture Instructor, Laguna, CA
  • LCAD Moldmaking Instructor, Laguna, CA
  • LAAFA, Figure Sculpture Instructor, CA
  • Brentwood Art Center, Sculpture Instructor, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2017
  • Private Studio Classes, Los Angeles, CA
  • Brentwood Art Center, Sculpture Instructor, Santa Monica, CA.
  • LAAFA, Animal Sculpture Instructor Fall, CA.
  • LAAFA, Animal Sculpture Workshop Summer, CA.
  • California Art Club, Guest Artist, Pasadena, CA. 
  • Autry Museum, Animal Sculptureworkshop, Los Angeles, CA.