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Artist and educator, Adina Segal, fell in love with photography in high school. Watching an image slowly emerge in the darkroom’s warm glow was mesmerizing, sometimes surprising.


After earning a BFA from Washington University and an MFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York, she moved to California where she started working with children in different settings, such as The Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley and a two-room schoolhouse in Davis, CA. Inspired by how collaborative and creative working with children could be, she went on to earn a MA in Education from UC Berkeley in 2008. While there, she produced an exhibition of her students' photographs and poems entitled, Here I Am which was shown at The Museum of Children's Art for the Youth Arts Festival and the Diamond District Library in Oakland, CA.  Since then, she has designed and facilitated programs that use photography as a way to develop children’s literacy. For example, students take self-portraits and write poems to reflect upon their personal experiences. Visit to learn more.


After becoming a mother and witnessing her own sons draw, paint, and play, her desire to try an entirely new medium arose. In 2018, Adina started experimenting with watercolor. Although the medium is altogether different, she continues to seek a sense of wonder, the same kind of wonder that drew her to photography.  Throughout her art, Adina explores realms outside of daily life, spaces where there is room for the imagination to wander and memories to come to the surface. Adina lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons.



2008       University of California, Berkeley, Master of Arts, Education 

2003       School of Visual Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Photography and Related Media 

1997       Washington University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography major,  

               Dean’s List, Eliot Scholar 



2023       Otherworldly, Wellpoint, Philadelphia, PA

               Spring Solo Series, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

               Art in the Park, The Dalian, Philadelphia, PA


2022       New Now V, InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA


               Idyll, InLiquid at The Yard, Philadelphia, PA


               Works on Paper, LBIF Arts + Science, Long Beach Island, NJ        

               Juried by Esther Adler, Curator of Drawings and Prints at 

               The Museum of Modern Art


               CFEVA exhibition at The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, 

               Philadelphia, PA  


               True Blue, Art Fluent, Boston, MA (online)


2021       Abstracted, Art Fluent, Boston, MA (online)


               Lumière, Art Fluent, Boston, MA (online)


               Emergence, Media Arts Council, Media, PA (online)


2006       Joint Venture, Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis 


2003       Spaces, Worrell Photographs, New York, NY


               Fresh Meat, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY


               Water, Tulla Booth Gallery, Sag Harbor, NY


               Squint, Fish Tank Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


2001       Working Artists, Silicon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA and Brooklyn, NY 


1998       Summer Show, Vaknin Schwartz, Atlanta, Georgia


               Expo 17, b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington, New York, Curated by Jane Adlin,           

               Metropolitan Museum of Art 


               Photography ’98, Stage Gallery, Merrick, New York


1997       PhotoSession, Allen’s Lane Art Center, Philadelphia, PA


1996       Television Series Installation, Center for Photography, St. Louis, MO



Jurors Award, PhotoSession, Philadelphia, PA


Herb Weitman Award for Photography, Washington University, St. Louis, MO




Teaching Artist and Site Leader, ArtWell, Phildadelphia, PA


Visiting Professor, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA


Visiting Professor, New York University, New York, NY

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