Artist Statement:

I seek to blur the line between inside and out and find expansive moments in this ambiguity. Windows become outlets to a space as restrictive as the one within. Physical space is reexamined and I negotiate a new way of seeing.  

I am navigating the complexities of motherhood, the demands of professional work, and the intricacies of love, friendship and long-term commitment. I am at once both confined and free. I find an unexpected freedom in my work. I push up against the limits of my space and then pull back within its safety.


Lee Ann Scotto Adams is a Rhode Island based artist living in the seaside town of historic Pawtuxet Village. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (Illus. 03). She has over thirteen years of experience working in the arts and is currently the Assistant Director/Programs & Operations at the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) – a membership organization of the 42 leading colleges of art and design. Lee Ann believes deeply in the value of an arts education. She has also worked as an Admissions Officer at RISD, as an Administrator in the Fine American Paintings Department at Christie’s Auction House in NYC, and as Assistant to the Director at the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, RI. 

For inquiries, please email leeannscottoadams@gmail.com