Adam & Terri headshot

Art Location

Map of Richardson Plaza

416 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 01225

Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao

Lumpy Notes
August 23- November 19, 2021

Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao are an American artist duo—also known as CHIAOZZA (pronounced “ch-ow-zah”)—whose work explores play and craft across a range of media, including painted sculpture, installation and public art . Inspired by the natural environment, they create textural, organic, and playful installations that evoke a sense of wonder and exploration. 

Their installation of seven brightly colored sculptures, located in Richardson Plaza between the Stearns and Knowles buildings, creates a welcoming entrance to the plaza from Huntington Avenue. Working from their new studio in Brooklyn, New York, the artists applied recycled paper pulp to an underlying armature of sculpted foam and plywood to bring these sculptures to life. 

“Play is fun and it’s a way to find the lightness of things. I think that’s really important for living our lives, and that’s something that I feel like can be shared. It’s sort of a universal thing that everyone does in some way.” 

—Terri Chiao

This long-term, temporary installation presents the next step in re-imagining Richardson Plaza as a dynamic and collaborative space for the Northeastern community to enjoy.


The artists have exhibited their work in solo exhibitions in New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles, in numerous group shows around the U.S., and in a variety of art and design venues internationally. In 2017, they installed CHIAOZZA Garden as part of the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in California, and more recently have created a bespoke rug as part of IKEA’s Art Initiative and installed window displays for Hermès in Shanghai.