Adam grew up in rural Oklahoma. He is the son of an entomologist who fostered a love of insects and nature in general. Much of his childhood was spent outside bug hunting, fishing, camping. He has always been fascinated by the intricacies of nature and the interactions between it and humans.
Before pursuing a career in art Adam worked in construction and property management. During his years doing this he learned many useful skills that translated easily to his sculptural work.
Adam Mulder earned his BFA from Oklahoma State University in 2008 and his MFA from Southern Illinois University in 2013. Adam was a visiting assistant professor at Oklahoma State University from 2013-2016 and is currently an Assistant Professor at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX. In addition to teaching and creating sculpture Adam has a broad interest in creating furniture and other functional objects. He is a sculptor, furniture maker, printmaker, and ceramicist who has exhibited nationally. Adams work is in several private and public collections.