Artman, Ronald: 1968 (USA)

The Artist:

Ronald Artman was born in 1968 in the United States. Artman studied graphics and screen printing and sold work under his studio name in Washington DC. He served the United States in the US Marine Corps. In 1988 Artman moved to Australia where from 1988-1990 he studied ceramics at the Tafe School in Alice Springs and worked under Australian ceramic masters. Time spent in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Borneo, Vietnam, and the Middle East heavily influences Artman's work. In Australia Artman showed his work in regional and national invitational and juried exhibitions. Currently he resides in the US and his work is collected internationally by corporate and private collections particular throughout the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and England. Currently Artman resides in the US, in Maryland, where he works from his home studio.

Exhibitions:

Artman's prize winning vessels were acquired by the Araluen Art Center and Sculpture Garden in Alice Springs, which is also home to an Artman seven foot tall storage vessel. Artman's work has been displayed in numerous juried and invitational shows across the United states, such as SOFA Chicago, the Washington Craft Show, Palm Beach 3, and the Baltimore ACC Winter Show. Selected Exhibitions and Awards: 2010 Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC, National Building Museum. 2009 Architectural Digest Home Show, New York City, NY, Pier 94. 2006-2009 SOFA Chicago, Chicago, IL, Chicago. 2008 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA, Philadelphia Convention Center; Baltimore Winter ACC, Balt., MD. 1999-2009 Baltimore Convention Center. 2006-2009 Charlotte ACC, Charlotte SC; Art Beth-El, St. Petersburg, FL; Palm Beach 3, Palm Beach, FL; Convention Center, Westchester Craft Show, White Plains, NY; White Plains Convention Center White Plains NY.; Paradise City Arts Festival, Northampton, MA.

Media:

The New York Times, article by Betty Freudenheim: "...Pre-Dawn Attack Ceremonial Vessel," by Ron Artman,has the ominous aspect of as armored vehicle with sharp metal weapons jammed into the handles. Although this circular pot is made of stoneware, the entire surface appears enclosed in bolted-down plaques of metal. Only the boldest of warriors would dare to drink from such a vessel..."; Pottery in Australia, "...Big is beautiful for Alice Springs potter Ron Artman. For just a little over a year, Ron has been transforming clay into convex-sided vessels averaging well over 40 cm in height and breadth. All of his pots are hand built from rough-textured raku clay, then heavily incised using lineal strokes which follow the form of the vessel. The ultimate impact of this combined scale and artistry is one of strength, power and, above all, beauty..." ; Washington Spaces, "..."Betsy displays Gondokoro by Ron Artman in her dressing room so she can admire it daily. It's named after an old British outpost along the Blue Nile south of Khartoum. Artman often transfers the history he is reading about in5o the pottery he is creating..." ; Ceramics Monthly Featured cover artist for Ceramics Monthly; Mariner Bay: at Annapolis Towne Centre, "... Ron Artman's sculptural ceramic work is permanent exhibition in Mariner Bay at Annapolis Towne Centre., "...Ron Artman's sculptural ceramic work is permanent exhibition in Mariner Bay at Annapolis Towne Centre...".

Artist's Statement:

"The creation of my forms allows me to blend the instinctive subconsious with physical exertion. Color, shpes, line and textures available in nature are constantly used in my work. My intention is to capture and present what can be seen with the understanding that it is only a partial revelation, various ceremonial objects that have been forever lost in time.... a blending of classical form with modern contemporary expression to be seen from many points of view.

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Artman1 Nile

Ronald Artman, 'Nile' Size 14" x 36 x 9". Sculptural Ceramic Art. Close-Up

$1,800.

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Artman2 Xepon

Ronald Artman, 'Xepon' Size 33" x 14 x 12 ". Sculptural Ceramic Art.Close-Up

$1,900.

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Artman3 Rain Forest

Ronald Artman, 'Rain Forest' Size 32" x 20" x 7". Sculptural Ceramic Art.Close-Up

$1,600.

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Artman4 Kunming

Ronald Artman, 'Kunming' Nile' Size 34" x 18" x 11". Sculptural Ceramic Art.Close-Up

$1,950.

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Artman5 Cauldron

Ronald Artman, 'Cauldron' Size 30" x 25" x 7". Sculptural Ceramic Art.Close-Up

$1,950.

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Artman6 Septan/Silance

Ronald Artman, 'Septan/Silance' Size 23" x 24" x 5". Sculptural Ceramic Art.Close-Up

$1,600.

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Artman7 Cliff Dwelers

Ronald Artman, 'Cliff Dwelers' Size 23" x 4" x 7". Sculptural Ceramic Art.Close-Up

$1,600.

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Artman8 Raw Linna/Offering

Ronald Artman, 'Raw Linna/Offering' Size 42" x 21" x 12". Sculptural Ceramic Art.Close-Up

$1,950.

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Artman9 Pathways

Ronald Artman, 'Pathways' Size 7" x 14" x 14". Sculptural Ceramic Art.Close-Up

$800.

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Artman10 Sula

Ronald Artman, 'Sula' Size 10" x 12" x 15". Sculptural Ceramic Art.Close-Up

$800.

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Artman11 Gondokoro

Ronald Artman, 'Gondokoro' Size 17" x 25" x 22". Sculptural Ceramic Art.Close-Up

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Artman11 Gondokoro- Closer

Ronald Artman, 'Gondokoro' Size 17" x 25" x 22". Sculptural Ceramic Art.Close-Up

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