Richard Erdman

  • WORKS
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • EXHIBITIONS
 

Erdman grew up in Dorset, Vermont at the foothills of the oldest marble quarries in the U.S., 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.

From the seemingly grounded to the truly ethereal, his sculptures express a vitality that transcends their temporality. The inspirations for his creations are multi-faceted and varied. Richard’s adaptability and his intimate understanding of the materials with which he sculpts have led to the creation of a prolific body of work which encompasses intimate maquettes to massive monumental works. Known for his forward-thinking modern adaptations of marble and bronze sculptures in graceful, flowing designs, Richard Erdman’s massive marble sculptures weighing up to 50 tons defy gravity, bringing warmth and light to their resilient stone bodies.

Erdman’s work has been shown in more than 140 solo and group exhibitions throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Executing over 100 commissioned works for museums, public, and corporate collections. His work is held in collections in 50 countries worldwide for distinguished patrons such as; The Minneapolis Institute of Art, Princeton University, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Four Seasons Park in Singapore, King Faisal Foundation in Riyadh, Shangri-La Hotel in Beijing, Bharti Airtel in New Delhi, Handsome Fashion in Seoul, The Rockefeller Collection in New York, to name a few. In 1985 PepsiCo commissioned Erdman to create the monumental sculpture Passage, which stands like a sentinel at the entrance to the esteemed Donald M. Kendall sculpture gardens at PepsiCo, considered to be the finest collection of 20th century outdoor sculpture. Carved from a massive 450 ton block of travertine, the 25’ x 16’ Passage is the largest sculpture in the world carved from a single block of marble; it wondrously embodies lightness, fluidity and grace, epitomizing Erdman’s ability to create the chimerical from the prosaic.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2016

    White

    Melissa Morgan Fine Art

    Palm Desert, CA

  • 2015

    Elements in Motion

    Galerie d’Orsay

    Boston, MA

  • 2012

    Marble Weeks 2012

    Piazza Alberica

    Carrara, Italy

  • 2011

    The Modern Tradition

    West Branch Gallery

    Stowe, VT

  • 2008

    Erdman & Lesstemaker

    Galerie d’Orsay

    Boston, MA

  • 2007

    Gallery MODA

    Santa Fe, NM

  • 2006

    Modern Masters Fine Art

    Palm Desert, CA

  • 2005

    Modern Masters Fine Art

    Palm Desert, CA

  • 2004

    Cavalier Galleries

    Greenwich, CT

  • 2003

    Elizabeth Edwards Fine Art

    Palm Desert, CA

  • 2002

    Elizabeth Edwards Fine Art

    Nantucket, MA

  • 2001

    OTG Fine Art

    Park City, UT

  • 2000

    Old Town Gallery

    Park City, UT

  • 1999

    Old Town Gallery

    Park City, UT

  • 1998

    Notice Gallery

    Singapore

  • 1997

    The Landon Gallery

    New York, NY

  • 1994

    Notices Gallery

    Singapore

  • 1993

    Old Town Gallery

    Park City, UT

  • 1992

    Weintraub Gallery

    New York, NY

  • 1990

    Weintraub Gallery

    New York, NY

  • 1989

    Francis Colburn Gallery

    Burlington, VT

  • 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

  • 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

  • Byck Gallery

    Louisville, KY

  • Cavalier Galleries

    New York, NY

  • Chaffee Art Center

    Rutland, VT

  • Erdman and Esbin, American Sculptors

    Galerie am Lindenplatz

    Lichenstein

  • First State Bank

    Abilene, TX

  • Francis Colburn Gallery

    Burlington, VT

  • Hartley Gallery

    Carmel, CA

  • Hartley Hill Gallery

    Carmel, CA

  • J.J. Brookings Gallery

    San Fransisco, CA

  • Kristal Gallery

    Warren, VT

  • Richard Erdman, Stone and Bronze

    Galerie ArtZwina

    Vienna, Austria

  • Southern Vermont Art Center

    Manchester, VT

  • Three Decade of Sculpture

    Madison Gallery

    La Jolla, CA

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

  • 2015

    Art Toronto

    Landau Fine Art

    Toronto, Canada

  • 2014

    In Bronze

    Sculpturesite Gallery

    Sonoma, CA

  • 2013

    Frozen

    Galerie Ziwna

    Vienna, Austria

  • 2013

    Galerie d’Orsay

    Boston, MA

  • 2013

    Galerie d’Orsay

    Boston, MA

  • 2013

    Sculpture Now

    The Mount

    Lenox, MA

  • 2011

    11th Art Bodennesee

    Galerie am Lindenplatz

    Dornbirn, Austria

  • 2009

    Gesammelte Meisterwerke

    Galerie am Lindenplatz

    Liectenstein

  • 2007

    Autumn Exhibitions

    Cavalier Galleries

    Greenwich, CT

  • 2007

    Breaking the Rules

    Modern Masters Fine Art

    Palm Desert, CA

  • 2006

    20th Anniversary Show

    Cavalier Galleries

    Greenwich, CT

  • 2006

    Inaugural Exhibition

    Skylark Fine Art Gallery

    West Hollywood, CA

  • 2005

    Selections from the PepsiCo Collection

    Hudson River Museum

    Hudson, NY

  • 2004

    Selections from Zigfreid Weisaupt Collection

    Museum of Contemporary Art

    Karlruhe, Germany

  • 2003

    Cavalier Galleries

    Greenwich, CT

  • 2002

    Stone II

    Studio Place Art Gallery

    Barre, VT

  • 2001

    Exposed!

    Helen Day Art Center

    Stowe, VT

  • 2000

    The Cities Collect

    Walker Art Cener

    Minneapolis, MN

  • 1999

    American Artists

    Embassy of Poland

    New York, NY

  • 1998

    Sylvia White Contemporary Art

    New York, NY

  • 1997

    New Gallery Intros

    J.J. Brookings Gallery

    San Francisco, CA

  • 1996

    Art Expo LA

    Sylvia White Contemporary Art

    Los Angeles, CA

  • 1995

    Art 96 Americas

    Engman International Fine Art

    Miami, FL

  • 1994

    Exposed: Outdoor Sculptures

    Helen Day Art Center

    Stowe, VT

  • 1993

    New Gallery Artists

    Meyer Gallery

    Santa Fe, NM

  • 1992

    Contemporary Sculpture

    Dolly Fiterman Fine Art

    Minneapolis, MN

  • 1991

    International Contemporary Sculpture

    Odens, Denmark

  • 1990

    New Sculpture

    Maeda Environmental Art

    Tokyo, Japan

  • 1989

    On and Off The Wall

    Helen Day Art Center

    Stowe, VT

  • 1988

    Currents In Stone

    Barre Sculptures Studios

    Barre, VT

  • 1987

    Master Sculptors of the 20th Century

    Weintraub Gallery

    New York, NY

  • 1986

    UVM Alumni & Faculty Exhibition

    Robert Fleming Museum

    Burlington, VT

  • 1985

    66th National Exhibition

    Museum of Fine Arts

    Springfield, MA

  • 1984

    Master Sculptors

    Weintraub Gallery

    New York, NY

  • 1983

    Six Gallery Artists

    Brodley Gallery

    New York, NY

  • 1982

    157th Annual Exhibition

    National Academy of Design

    New York, NY

  • 1981

    32nd New England Exhibition

    Silvermine Guild

    New Caanan, CT

  • 1980

    International Sculpture Exhibition

    Copely Plaza

    Boston, MA

  • 1979

    Gallery Artists

    Byck Gallery

    Louisville, KY

  • 1978

    New Works

    Frank Wood Gallery

    Houston, TX

  • 1977

    48th National Exhibition

    George Smith Museum

    Springfield, MA

  • Contemporary VT Masters

    Firehouse Gallery

    Burlington, VT

  • 15th Anniversary Exhibition

    Dolly Fiterman Fine Arts

    Minneapolis, MN

  • 72nd National Exhibition

    Museum of Fine Arts

    Springfield, MA

  • A Show With Heart

    Joyce Robbins Gallery

    Santa Fe, NM

  • Art in Vermont

    Helen Day Art Center

    Stowe, VT

  • Art of Stone

    Chandler Gallery

    Randolph, VT

  • Art Silicone Valley

    Sense Fine Art

    San Mateo, CA

  • Art Southhampton

    Galerie d’Orsay

    Southhampton, NY

  • Artists of Torano

    L’Grup Gallery of Contemporary Art

    Colonata, Italy

  • Betwixt

    Hernandez Contemporary

    Scottsdale, AZ

  • Beyond Borders

    Madison Galleries

    Rancho Santa Fe, NM

  • Bryant Street Gallery

    Palo Alto, CA

  • Contemporary American Artists Kunsthallen

    Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Cutting Edge

    Zane Bennett Gallery

    Santa Fe, NM

  • Dolly Fiterman Fine Arts

    Minneapolis, MN

  • E.S. Lawrence Gallery

    Aspen, CO

  • Elaine Baker Gallery

    Boca Raton, FL

  • Elizabeth Edwards Fine Art

    Palm Desert, C

  • Elizabeth Edwards Fine Art

    Lahaina, HI

  • Expressions in Fine Art

    Santa Fe, NM

  • Fall Exhibitions

    Southern Vermont Art Center

    Manchester, VT

  • Festival of the Arts

    Southern Vermont Art Center

    Manchester, VT

  • Form and Idea

    A New Leaf Gallery

    Berkeley, CA

  • Gallery Artists

    Hartley-Hill Gallery

    Carmel, CA

  • Gallery Artists

    Hartley Gallery

    Winter Park, FL

  • Gallery Selections

    New River Gallery

    Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Going Global

    Williams Gallery

    Princeton, NJ

  • International Artists of Stone

    Palazzo Comunale

    Carrara, Italy

  • Lasting Impressions

    Kneeland Gallery

    Sun Valley, ID

  • LAX: Beyond Abstraction

    Madison Galleries

    La Jolla, CA

  • Masters and Emerging Sculptors from Studio Sem, Pietrasanta

    Leicester, UK

  • Modern Masters Fine Art

    Palm Desert, CA

  • Modern Masters Fine Art

    Santa Fe, NM

  • National Juried Exhibition

    Arlington Museum of Fine Arts

    Arlington, TX

  • New Gallery Artists

    Bodley Gallery

    New York, NY

  • New Selections

    Mill Street Gallery

    Aspen, CO

  • New Works

    Norwich University

    Northfield, VT

  • One of A Kind

    Art Resources Gallery

    Chicago, IL

  • Opening Exhibition

    Clarke Galleries

    Stowe, VT

  • Overtures

    Hernandez Contemporary

    Scottsdale, AZ

  • Palm Beach 3

    Sculpturesite Gallery

    Palm Beach, FL

  • Regional Selections

    Vermont College

    Montpelier, VT

  • Regional Selections

    Dartmouth College

    Hanover, NH

  • Regional Selections

    Dartmouth College

    Hanover, NH

  • Regional Selections

    Darmouth College

    Hanover, NH

  • Richard Erdman

    Frank Fine Art

    Denver, CO

  • Richard Erdman/Orlando Botero

    Engman International Fine Art

    Coral Gables, FL

  • Sculptors of Carrara

    L’Group Galleria d’Arte

    Avignon, France

  • Sculpture in the Garden

    University of Leicester

    Leicester, UK

  • Sculpture in Vermont

    Kristal Gallery

    Warren, VT

  • Selected Gallery Artists

    Fei Gallery

    Singapore

  • Selected Gallery Artists

    OTG Fine Art

    Park City, UT

  • SOFA Chicago

    Sculpturesite Gallery

    Chicago, IL

  • Southern Vermont Arts Center

    Manchester, VT

  • Spring/Summer Artists

    Cavalier Galleries

    Nantucket, MA

  • Summer Exhibition

    West Branch Gallery

    Stowe, VT

  • Summer Exhibition

    Clarke Galleries

    Stowe, VT

  • Summer Group Show

    Notices Gallery

    Singapore

  • Summer Selections

    Anne Reed Gallery

    Sun Valley, ID

  • Sylvia White Contemporary Art

    New York, NY

  • Sylvia White Contemporary Art

    Los Angeles, CA

  • The Capital Region Collects

    Hyde Art Museum

    Albany, NY

  • The Moderns

    Modern Masters Fine Art

    Palm Desert, CA

  • Three Vermont Artists

    Southern Vermont Art Center

    Manchester, VT

  • Urban Cultural Oasis: 90 – 95

    New Leaf Gallery

    San Fransisco, CA

  • Vienna Contemporary

    Galerie Ziwina

    Vienna, Austria