biography

Internationally acclaimed artist Richard Erdman makes the impossible occur on a routine basis: From the seemingly grounded to the truly ethereal, his sculptures express a vitality which transcends their temporality. The inspirations for his creations are multi-faceted and varied. They do, however, have a common thread evolving from the artist's own reverence for nature, which was crystallized during his early years in Vermont. Erdman grew up in Dorset, Vermont at the foothills of the oldest marble quarries in the United States. Not surprisingly, these early experiences greatly influenced this sculptor’s life and work. He marveled at the cavernous shapes and formations of the quarries whose weather-beaten layers and textures unveiled the mystery of stone. He also engaged his passion of joyous physicality and risk-taking, leaping from high quarry walls to the water below, challenged by new heights and dreams. These two elements, a love of the medium and an intimate relationship with nature’s raw energy and beauty, inform his work today.


selected solo exhibitions

2016 Melissa Morgan Fine Art, White, Palm Desert, CA

2015 Galerie d’Orsay, Elements in Motion, Boston, MA
Stone and Bronze Galerie ArtZiwna, Richard Erdman, Vienna, Austria

2012 Piazza Alberica, Marble Weeks 2012, Carrara, Italy
Madison Gallery, Three Decades of Sculpture, La Jolla, CA

2011 West Branch Gallery, The Modern Tradition, Stowe, VT
Galerie am Lindenplatz, Erdman and Esbin, Vaduz, Liechtenstein

2008 Galerie d’Orsay, Erdman & Leestemaker, Boston, MA

2007 Gallery MODA, Santa Fe, NM

2006 Modern Masters Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

2005 Modern Masters Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
Cavalier Galleries New York, NY

2004 Cavalier Galleries, Greenwich, CT

2003 Elizabeth Edwards Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA

2002 Elizabeth Edwards Fine Art, Nantucket, MA
Old Town Gallery, Park City, UT

2001 OTG Fine Art, Park City, UT

2000 Old Town Gallery, Park City, UT
Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT

1999 Old Town Gallery, Park City, UT

1998 Notices Gallery, Singapore

1997 The Landon Gallery, New York, NY
J.J. Brookings Gallery, San Francisco, CA

1994 Notices Gallery, Singapore
Hartley Gallery, Carmel, CA

1993 Old Town Gallery, Park City, UT
Francis Colburn Gallery, Burlington, VT
Hartley Hill Galler, Carmel, CA

1992 Weintraub Gallery, New York, NY
Hartley Hill Gallery, Carmel, CA
Kristal Gallery, Warren, VT

1990 Weintraub Gallery, New York, NY
Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, VT

1989 Francis Colburn Gallery, Burlington, VT
Old Town Gallery, Park City, UT

1988 Weintraub Gallery, New York, NY

1987 Weintraub Gallery, New York, NY

1986 Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT

1985 Weintraub Gallery, New York, NY

1984 Old Town Gallery, Park City, UT

1982 Gallery Cortina, Aspen, CO
Byck Gallery, Louisville, KY
First State Bank, Abilene, TX

1981 Limited Art Editions, New York, NY

1980 Frank Wood Gallery, Houston, TX

1979 Frank Wood Gallery, Houston, TX

1977 Francis Colburn Gallery, Burlington, VT
Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester, VT
Byck Gallery, Louisville, KY


Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art RIDGEFIELD, CT

Allentown Art Museum ALLENTOWN, PA

Belmont Group DALLAS, TX

Bowdoin College Museum of Arts BRUNSWICK, ME

Carpathian Foundation KOSICE, SLOVAKIA

Charles Stewart Mott Foundation FLINT, MI

Conrad International Hotel SINGAPORE

Continental Development Corp. Taipei, Taiwan

Dolly Fiterman Fine Arts MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Donald M. Kendall Sculpture Gardens at PepsiCo PURCHASE, NY

Dorothy Alling Memorial Library WILLISTON, VT

East West Institute NEW YORK, NY

EcoLean International A/S SWEDEN

Enterprise Corporate Park SHELTON, CT

Fetzer Institute KALAMAZOO, MI

Four Seasons Hotel SINGAPORE

Four Seasons Hotel ST. LOUIS, MO

Four Seasons Park SINGAPORE

Georgia Institute of Technology ATLANTA, GA

Green Mountain Valley School WAITSFIELD, VT

Halkin Hotel LONDON, ENGLAND

Handsome Fashion Inc. SEOUL, KOREA

Herbert Johnson Museum at Cornell University, ITHACA, NY

Hilti Foundation VADUZ, LICHTENSTEIN

Hilton International SINGAPORE

Ihilani Resort International OHAHU, HI

JP Morgan Chase NEW YORK, NY

King Faisal Foundation RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA

Lumière Place ST. LOUIS, MO

Maeda Environmental Art Co. TOKYO, JAPAN

Mason Creek Park Houston, TX

Marriott Hotel BURLINGTON, VT

Mediterranean Cruise Lines NAPLES, FL

Methodist Hospital HOUSTON, TX

MGM Grand DETROIT, MI

Minneapolis Institute of Art MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Museum of Fine Arts BOSTON, MA

Norton Museum of Art WEST PALM BEACH, FL

Osborn Center RYE, NY

Princeton University Art Museum PRINCETON, NJ

Ringling College of Art and Design SARASOTA, FL

Robert Hull Fleming Museum BURLINGTON, VT

Rockefeller Collection NEW YORK, NY

Sasak Peace Foundation TOKYO, JAPAN

Seven Bridges Foundation GREENWICH, CT

Shangri-La Hotel BEIJING, CHINA

Shelby Cullom Davis Foundation BETHESDA, MD

Southern Vermont Art Center MANCHESTER, VT

Stratton Educational Foundation STRATTON MTN., VT

Tel Aviv Museum of Art TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

The Menninger Foundation TOPEKA, KS

Tia Foundation BOSTON, MA

United Nations NEW YORK, NY

United States Olympic Foundation STOWE, VT

University of St. Thomas ST. PAUL, MN

University of Vermont BURLINGTON, VT

Valley Hospital RIDGEWOOD, NJ

Weintraub Sculpture Garden TEL AVIV, ISRAEL

Weishaupt Museum of Art ULM, GERMANY

public collections


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