Pierre Riche - About the Artist
Pierre Riche is an American born visionary artist celebrated for his magical metal sculptures. His inspiration for creating art is to evoke awe and wonder in hope of awakening the divine within.
Since early on in his life Pierre drew and painted for artistic expression. It wasn't until 1992 that he ﬁrst started welding ﬁgures into sculpture. There was a strong determination to construct the human form three-dimensionally that led him to sculpture. Welding scrap metal became a medium through which he could do this. Rendering the accurate complexities of the human anatomy well with such a crude and industrial material as iron intrigued and challenged him.
As time progressed so did his skill with the metal arts. Commissioned art required him to broaden his pallet of artistic techniques and materials. Using Fire, LED lights, resin and video compliment some of Pierre's sculptures. At times he collaborates with dance troupes and performance groups.
Pierre has explored the different traditional uses of metal as an artistic medium. One of a kind furniture pieces, functional art forms and artistic environments are common commission themes. Between commissions he creates drawings, paintings and sculptures to exhibit at art galleries, museums, festivals, concerts and shows.
• Pierre Riche was born in New York City in 1966.
• Took classes at Provincetown art association and museum 1984-1988
• Awarded best in show at the Ridgeﬁeld Guild Of Artists in 1990 in Ridgeﬁeld, Ct.
• Attended The White Mtn. School from 1984-1987 in Littleton, NH.
• Attended the Art Institute Of Chicago from 1987-1990
• Apprentice sculptor for Jack Kearney in Provincetown, Ma. 1992-1994
• Attended The Art Students League in NYC. 1996
• Sold “Melting Strat” guitar sculpture on Sothebys eBay auction. 2002
• Tought welded sculpture class at The Crucible in Oakland Ca. 2007
• Lived in Woodstock New York for ten years before moving to San Francisco Ca. in
Burning Man Decompression Event- SF, Ca. 2007,2008,2010
Jellyﬁsh Gallery- SF, Ca. 2010
Anon Salon Gallery- SF, Ca. 2009
Serra Phi Gallery- SF, Ca. 2009, 2010
2012 conference- Fort Mason, SF, Ca. 2008
The Crucible- Oakland ,Ca. 2007, 2008
The Concourse Center- 2007,2008, 2010
The Claudia Chapline Gallery- Stinson Beach, Ca. 2006
Tribe Gallery- NYC. 2005
Puccio Gallery- NYC. 2004
Off the Wall gallery- Kingston, NY. 2001
Elaine Benson gallery- Bridgehampton, LI. 1999
Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Plaza- NYC. 1998
Fletcher Gallery- Woodstock, NY. 1996
Woodstock Guild Of Craftsmen- Woodstock, NY. 1994
Woodstock Art Association- Woodstock, NY. 1994-1996
Makeshift Gallery-Provincetown, Ma. 1991
Subway Gallery- Bisbee, AZ. 1990
The Chicago Art Institute Student Gallery- Chicago, Ill. 1989
Wenniger Gallery, Provincetown , Ma. 1990
Ridgeﬁeld Guild Of Artists- Ridgeﬁeld, Ct. 1990
White Mtn. School Student Gallery- Littleton, NH.1985-1986
Coffey Gallery- Kingston, NY. 2000,2003
Thanassi Gallery- Provincetown, Ma. 2001
Charles Baltavick Gallery- Provincetown, Ma.1998
Waterfront Gallery- West Stockbridge, Ma. 1997
Michael Kisslinger Gallery- NYC. 1996
McDougall Fine Art Galleries- Gloucester, Ma. 1995
Wohlfarth Gallery- Provincetown ,Ma. 1993, 1994
Stellwagon Gallery- Provincetown, Ma. 1992
Festivals, Concerts and Events:
Burning Man festival- Pyramid Lake Region, NV. 2007 - 2010
String Cheese Incident (3 day concert)- North Plains, OR. 2010
Harmony Festival- Santa Rosa, Ca.
Makers Fair- San Mateo, Ca. 2010
Yuri's Night- Mountain view, Ca. 2010
Hamsa Lila concert- Regency center SF,Ca. 2010
HowWierd Street Fair- SF, Ca. 2010
Black Rock Arts Council Beneﬁt- Bentley Reserve, SF, Ca. 2009
Symbiosis Festival- Yosemite State park, 2009
Crucible Fire Arts Festival- Oakland, Ca. 2007,2008
Bisbee Mining Museum- Bisbee AZ.
Aldridge Museum Of Contemporary Art- Ridgeﬁeld, Ct.
Provincetown Art Association and Museum- Provincetown, Ma. 1993-1998
Artscapes Sculpture Park- Amaganset, LI. 1999-2000
Three Rivers Arts Festival- Pittsburgh, Pa. 1999
Kingston Biennial Juried Sculpture Competition- 1997,1999,2003
Collony Sculpture Park- (self curated) Woodstock, NY. 2002
First State Mortgage corporate collection. Providence, Ri.
Club Mamakins. Boston, Ma.
The Wildhorse Resteraunt. Beverly, Ma.
Hasbrouk House collection. Stone Ridge, NY.
Markerteck corporation. Saugerties, NY.
Shine Theatre Lounge. SoHo, NYC.
Restaurant 277. Tribeca, NYC.
The Emerson House resort and spa. Phoneca, NY.
Mortgage dot com corporation. Kingston, NY.
Loie restaurant. Philadelphia, Pa.