Alice Kiderman

As a sculptor, Alice Kiderman resonates with stone, her preferred material for shaping her abstract visions. For Kiderman, stone is representational of nature and the Earth; it serves as a bridge between what came before us and what will come after. Stone has a permanence and longevity that informs Kiderman’s approach to the natural material. Stone “leaves a speckle of what we are doing,” says the artist, as Kiderman speaks to how sculpture has been a way of documenting humankind’s course through history since the age of antiquity. Her work illustrates the harmony of opposites: the yin and yang; impression and expression; and the feminine and masculine.

Kiderman holds honors and awards from many exhibitions and shows including top recognition from Art Expo New York, the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, the Portage Park Foundation, and many others. The Canton Art Museum, the Putnam Sculpture Endowment Collection in Cleveland, Akron Children’s Hospital have acquired Kiderman’s sculpture and exhibit her public commissions. Her work is avidly collected in the United States and part of international collections. Kiderman lives in Florida.

 

Artist’s Statement

Mountains, rocks, and stone have always fascinated me, since they are some of the few authentic relics we can touch and embrace, that are the “messengers” of the history of our planet. Similarly, craftsmanship in stone, a natural material which is an indispensable part of Earth, is something I’ve been passionate about preserving in this era of fast-moving and fast-created objects of art. We don’t seem to have the time it takes. The process of creating art forms in stone is one of the most ancient ways of “preserving” history of our planet and the process hasn’t changed much. It is and has been ecologically responsible and environmentally safe—using what Earth offers us—stone, with the help of some of the most ancient tools—hammer and chisels.

My work is about translating the human emotions into a three-dimensional visual sculpture. The focus is on the beauty and complexity of humankind, rather than the ugliness and misery.  The goal is to “touch” the viewer, to connect through sculpture with his/her inner feelings, memories and send him/her on one’s own path of exploring one’s own emotions.
The works represent the feminine and the masculine, the yin and yang, the moon and the sun, which could produce either dichotomy or harmony. The deciphering is for the viewer to undertake.
My life is a direct reflection of the roller-coaster of events of life – both tragic and happy. The impacts of these emotions, dormant or suppressed for years, are the images and shapes seen in my work. They reflect the gradual awakening of the spirit, which becomes an entity of its own. My work is a blend of the realistic and the abstract in shape, though I believe that the abstract is just an extension of the world around us. It is my hope that my sculpture evokes emotions and projects the victory of the spirit — untamed. — Alice Kiderman

Awards

“Stone Words,” Windjammer Adventure Publishing, September 2018

She Inspires, BE Gallery, Chagrin Falls, OH, 2017

Portage Park Foundation, Kent, OH, 2016, 2017

Women’s Work, Curated by Sylvia Rombis, Malton Gallery. Cincinnati, OH, 2014

TRIFECTA, Beachwood Arts Center, Curated by Mary Urbas, Beachwood, OH, 2014

Art Expo, New York, NY, 2013, 2014

Art Cares Benefit, Cleveland Museum of Art,  Cleveland, OH, 2013

Green, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2012

On the Wall, Off the Wall, O Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2011

Tied, O Gallery, La Place, Cleveland, OH, 2010

Reflections of the Mind, 1Point 618 Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2009

American Diabetes Association, Cleveland, OH, 2008, 2009

All Women, All Art, Opus Gallery, July 2007

Atmosphere Gallery Sculpture Garden, Tremont, OH, 2007

Dichotomy, Metropolitan Galleries, Cleveland, OH, 2007

Two-Person Show, Aaron Gallery, Washington, DC, 2006

Valley Center for the Arts, Chagrin Falls, OH, 2005, 2006

All Women – All Art, Opus Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2005, 2006

The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH, 2005

The Fine Arts Association, Willoughby, OH, 2005

Sculpture Garden Exhibition, Atmosphere Gallery, Tremont, OH, 2005

Earthworks Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2000 (Award Winner), 2001, 2002

Art Walks, Little Italy, Cleveland, OH, 2000, 2001, 2002

Lawrence Fundraiser, 2002

Fairmount Arts Center, Russell, OH, 2000 (Award Winner), 2002 (Award Winner)

Videos

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Exbibitions

Featured Artist/Solo Exhibition/Invitational

Memory in Transition, American Greetings HQ, Gallery W, Westlake, OH, 2019

Journey in Stone and Print, Beachwood Art Center, Beachwood, OH, 2018

Sculpture Invitational, Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2017

She Inspires, BE Gallery, Chagrin Falls, OH, 2017 (Award Winner)

In the gARTen of Good and Evil, Canton Art Museum, Canton, OH, 2015

Women’s Work, Curated by Sylvia Rombis, Malton Gallery. Cincinnati, OH, 2014

TRIFECTA, Beachwood Arts Center, Curated by Mary Urbas, Beachwood, OH, 2014 (Award Winner)

Hudson Fine Art Company, Hudson, OH (2013)

Jasper Center for the Arts Exhibition, Curated by K. Miracle, Jasper, IN, 2013

Green, Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 2012 (Award Winner)

Made in Stone, Canton Art Museum Exhibition, Curated by L. Arrasmith, Canton, OH, 2012

Christine Frechard Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011

On the Wall, Off the Wall, O Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2011 (Award Winner)

Reflections of the Mind, 1Point 618 Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2009 (Award Winner)

Pursuit of Happiness, Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2008

Dichotomy, Metropolitan Galleries, Cleveland, OH, 2007 (Award Winner)

Two-Person Show, Aaron Gallery, Washington, DC, 2006 (Award Winner) 2007, 2008

 All Women – All Art, Opus Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2005 (Award Winner), 2006 (Award Winner)

 

Juried Exhibitions

New Masters, Wasmer Gallery, Curated by Alenka Banko and Mary Gray, Ursuline College, Cleveland, OH, 2018

People, Valley Center for the Arts, Curated by Judith Carducci, Chagrin Falls, OH, 2018

Portage Park Foundation, Kent, OH, 2016 (Award Winner), 2017 (Award Winner)

HWD, Sculpture Invitational, Curated by Virginia Kistler, Kettering, OH, 2017

Nurture, private collection, McLean, VA (2009)

Serenity, private collection, NC (2008)

Ascending II, private collection, McLean, VA

Struggle and Joy, private collection, Lake View, Cleveland, OH, 2007

Dreams and Visions, Lakeland College, Cleveland, OH, 2016

69th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Zanesville Museum of Art, OH, 2013

Seeing Green, Archived Artists of Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH, 2011

Spiritual Exhibit, Wasmer Gallery,Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, OH, 2011

Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH. 2009

Valley Center for the Arts, Chagrin Falls, OH, 2005 (Award Winner), 2006

The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH, 2005 (Award Winner)

The Fine Arts Association, Willoughby, OH, 2005 (Award Winner)

Thrive Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2004

Fairmount Arts Center, Russell, OH, 2000 (Award Winner), 2002 (Award Winner)

 

Group Exhibitions

Contemporary Art Gallery, Chautauqua, NY, 2019

Ballet in Art, Opus Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2018

Homeland and the Promised Land, Alumni JCC, Beachwood, OH, 2016

No Art Left Behind, ARWR, Cleveland, OH, 2016

Slavery and Freedom, JCC Beachwood, OH, 2015

Akron Art Prize, Akron, OH, 2014

Art Expo, Miami, FL, 2013

Spectrum International Art Fair, New York, NY, 2013

Gallery Rochester, Rochester, NY, 2013

Saratoga Springs, NY, 2013

Parallax Art Fair, Curated by Dr. C. Barlow, London, UK, 2013

Art Expo, New York, NY, 2013 (Award Winner), 2014

Retr-O-Spective, O Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2013

Art Cares Benefit, Cleveland Museum of Art,  Cleveland, OH, 2013 (Award Winner)

Cleveland Artists Foundation, Cleveland Creates, Lakewood, OH, 2011

Art Cares Benefit, MOCA Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, 2011, 2012

Members Show, Archived Artists of Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH, December 2010

Tied, O Gallery, La Place, Cleveland, OH, 2010 (Award Winner)

From Women II, Lakeland College, Mentor, OH, March 2009

American Diabetes Association, Cleveland, OH, 2008, 2009 (Award Winner)

Invitational, Larchmere Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2007

All Women, All Art, Opus Gallery, July 2007 (Award Winner)

Art Collinwood, 2007, 2008

Atmosphere Gallery Sculpture Garden, Tremont, OH, 2007 (Award Winner), 2008

Valley Center for the Arts, Invitational, Chagrin Falls, OH, 2007

JAR Show, The Galleria, Cleveland, OH, June 2006

Women as Objects of Art, Studio 324, Cleveland, OH, Spring 2006

Sculpture Garden Exhibition, Atmosphere Gallery, Tremont, OH, 2005 (Award Winner)

Cleveland Bar Association Show, Spring 2005, Fall 2005

Earthworks Gallery, Cleveland, OH, 2000 (Award Winner), 2001 (Award Winner), 2002 (Award Winner)

Art Walks, Little Italy, Cleveland, OH, 2000 (Award Winner), 2001 (Award Winner), 2002 (Award Winner), 2006-08

Lawrence Fundraiser, 2002 (Award Winner)

 

Acquisitions/Public Commissions

Portage Park Foundation, Ravenna, OH, 2016

Canton Art Museum, “Torso Trying to Escape,” OH, 2015

Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH, 2015

Trophy, Stoneworks, LLC (pro bono), Cleveland, OH, 2015

OZ ART Center, Nashville, TN, 2013

Five Grapes, LLC, McLean, VA, 2010, 2011

Vacuum Systems International, Inc., Cleveland, OH, 2008

The Putnam Sculpture Endowment Collection, Cleveland, OH, 2005

 

Private Commissions

ALOE’S, Nashville, TN, 2013

Organica, Nashville, TN, 2011

Family Portrait in Stone, Cleveland, OH, 2014

Nurture, private collection, McLean, VA, 2009

Serenity, private collection, North Carolina, 2008

Ascending II, private collection, McLean, VA, 2008

Struggle and Joy, Lake View, Cleveland, OH, 2007

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News

American Art Collector, (February 2017)

Studio Visit, Volume 28, (2014)

“Remembered in Stone,” Art Watch, Canton, OH (2014)

“Akron Beacon Journal,” Akron, OH (September 2012)

“When Stone Speaks,” Art Watch, Canton, OH (September 2012)

CoolCleveland.com – YouTube, (September 2012)

Artwork by Alice Kiderman