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Solomon Adler

Solomon or “Zully” Adler is pursuing a DPhil in Contemporary Art History and Theory under the supervision of Malcolm Bull. His research follows the work of American artist Martin Wong and his associates in the late twentieth century as they navigated post-vernacular art, counterculture, and kitsch.

Adler received an MPhil in the History of Art from the University of Cambridge, a Master of Research in Creative Practices from the Glasgow School of Art, and a Bachelor of Arts in European History from Wesleyan University. He is the recipient of the Watson Fellowship, the Marshall Scholarship, and the Shorenstein Research Fellowship from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Adler runs the Goaty Tapes music label and House Rules publishing house, and co-founded Vernon Gardens, an experimental exhibition space near Los Angeles. Previous exhibitions by Adler include Mythos, Psyche, Eros: Jess & California, co-organized with Nancy Lim, In Exile: Paul Klee & Other German Artists, Things Themselves, Brook Hsu: Signs of Life, and Melvino Garretti: Space Versus Space.

His study at the University of Oxford is supported by the Clarendon Fund Scholarship and the Ioan and Rosemary James Scholarship. He can be contacted at solomon.adler@sjc.ox.ac.uk.