When you think Twin Cities art, you think Adam Turman. His bold illustrations riff Minnesota culture with stylized takes on everything from the Stone Arch Bridge to Babe the Blue Ox. Notably, his work celebrates a distinctively Twin Cities love of the great outdoors. Adam’s murals can be found all over town and his prints in private collections worldwide. He works with major Minnesota brands, local boutiques, and private collectors alike to make art a part of Minnesotans’ everyday.
Adam grew up in the Twin Cities, and got his start as an artist by making gig posters for bands coming through popular Twin Cities venues. He drew influence from the bold, graphic style of 80s art and comics. After working as an in-house graphic designer for the University of Minnesota, Adam took his studio practice full-time in 2003. Since then, he has become one of Minnesota’s most popular artists.
Approaching projects from a graphic design perspective, Adam connects with art lovers through his collection of colorful screenprints, and creates commissioned pieces in the form of logos, illustrations, murals, and paintings. Clients use his work to advertise events, connect with local audiences, and celebrate their organizations. He has worked with companies like Target, SPAM, Indian Motorcycles, and the Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota.