Adam Erlbaum received a BA in Mathematics from The Colorado College in 2002. He then enrolled in non-degree classes at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Erlbaum’s experience there assured him that he could apply his mathematical sensibility to painting. He began work at Philadelphia’s I Brewster Gallery, while studying abstract painting at the nearby University of the Arts. Abstract painting became Erlbaum’s chosen form. He showed his first group of abstracts at I Brewster. Erlbaum continued to pursue abstraction at the Main Line Art Center in suburban Philadelphia, which prepared him for the MFA in Visual Arts program at The Vermont College of Fine Arts. During this time, Erlbaum participated in an exhibition for alumni of The Shipley School held at The Artist’s House Gallery in Philadelphia. Always looking for multiple perspectives on his work, Erlbaum returned to suburban Philadelphia to study at The Wayne Art Center. In 2017, Erlbaum moved his practice to Philadelphia’s Mill Studios, where he paints today.