Wietze Adema has lived in the Netherlands, Canada, and the USA. Born in the Netherlands, his family immigrated to Canada where he became a naturalized Canadian citizen. After graduating from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, he obtained U.S. citizenship. In 1987 he received a MFA from Western Michigan University.
“My art is based on a need to express. I’m under no illusion to reveal ‘Truth’ other then to translate the truth of my observation and experience. The creative process and intuitive impulses that drive us are mysterious and unique for each artist. In my search for clarity, from the chaos around me, I usually turn to landscape or urbanscape as metaphor, using photos, sketches, or memory. My hope is to give a personal expression that is both powerful and revealing.”