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Available for freelance and commissions.

Please email for inquiries: info@adamlabuen.com

 

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Bio

Born and raised in Palm Springs, CA, Adam was surrounded by the Coachella Valley’s rich wildlife. Hiking through the arid deserts and lush canyons, he took an appreciation to nature at an early age. Throughout the years this admiration has led him to the path of a Science & Wildlife Illustrator. He advocates for the preservation of native wildlife and plants, and the biodiversity in their respective habitats.

Adam works in traditional and digital media. In traditional mediums, he is skilled in acrylic, gouache, watercolor, and colored pencil. Digitally, he is versed in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects.

Education

California State University of Monterey Bay-  Graduate Certificate in Science Illustration

San Francisco State University- B.A. Studio Arts

College of the Desert- A.A. Studio Arts

Selected Clients

Wild Hope Magazine, Petaluma, CA

Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, San Francisco, CA

Alexander Schintlmeister, Entomologist, Dresden, DE

C. David de Santana, Associate Researcher, Department of Ichthyology, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto, JP

Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Maui, HI

Epic Charter School, Oakland, CA

Artist in Residence

National Tropical Botanical Gardens, Kauai, HI, 2014

Internships

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History,Washington, D.C., Science Illustration, Entomology Dept.

Publications:

Humanity and Nature in the Japanese Archipelago 2015 (Illustrator)

University of California Santa Cruz, Science Notes 2014 (Illustrator)

Selected Art Exhibitions:

” ʻAe Kai: A Culture Lab on Convergence“, Group Art Exhibition, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, sponsored by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, 2017

CTRL + ALT: A Culture Lab on Imagined Futures“, Group Art Exhibition, NYC, sponsored by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, 2016

“Joshua Tree National Arts Exposition”, 29 Palms Art Gallery, Twentynine Palms, CA, 2016

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