Adam Atkinson (he/they) is a metalsmith, curator, and educator. Their work is informed by the visual lexicon of natural history, childhood memories, and material research. The body acts as the primary site for investigation, resulting in objects of adornment and sculpture. Metalsmithing processes such as repoussé are combined with experimental media in wood, concrete, and fur to produce work exploring the liminality of opposing social forces. Atkinson received an MFA in Metal Design at East Carolina University (2019), and a BFA at Boise State University (2013). Their work has been exhibited widely including the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN, and Nagoya Zokei University in Nagoya, Japan. They co-founded Spectral Matter (2019), a biennial exhibition highlighting LGBTQIA+ artists. They have received numerous accolades including the Teaching Fellowship at the Baltimore Jewelry Center, the Emerging Artist Cohort through the American Craft Council, and the three-year residency at Penland School of Craft.