China Adams earned her BFA from University of California, Los Angeles, and her MFA from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Adams has been with AiO since 2004, as a full time faculty member since 2009. She teaches in the Foundations Department, with a special focus on Fundamentals of Design. In addition to teaching on-line, Adams teaches on ground classes at USC. She has also taught at Claremont College, and UNLV.
Adams also maintains a strong art-making practice. She makes conceptual art works in a range of media and technique, including papermaking, collage and hand sewing. She produces objects as evidence of her actions and then records the occurrence with a notarized document. Adams has participated in exhibitions at Ace Gallery, Steve Turner Contemporary, and in Europe at Galleria Milleventi in Milan, Metronon Gallery in Barcelona, ARCO in Madrid, and Centro de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain.
In recent years Adams has begun curating. She has put together shows at a number of different galleries in the Los Angeles area. Her shows have been well received, garnering positive reviews in the LA Times, Flash Art, and The Huffington Post.