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  About Alice Kiderman
  Alice Kiderman (nee Bondar) is a Russian-born artist who lives in Cleveland, Ohio.


"My life is a direct reflection of the roller-coaster of events in my 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 evolves emotions and projects the victory of the spirit... untamed."


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 the 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 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...

Alice is represented by Katie Gingrass Gallery in Milwaukee, WI., REINERT FINE ART GALLERY - CHARLESTON SC in Charleston, SC. Malton Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio and Aaron Gallery in Washington,D.C.

"...The globular, pulsing, throbbing evocations of human emotion in sculpture by Alice Kiderman." M.J. Albacete, Executive Director, Canton Museum of Art.

"We love our beautiful, talented, and perfect piece of art! You are so talented from your fingers to your heart. Thank you so much! We love it!" Kim P., client.

"Finally found the time to visit your website and see your beautiful work..it has a very serene feeling to it...very sensitive and strong at the same time. Also so fascinating to hear you come from Russia" -Trish Flannery, Artist.

"Your new pieces show an adventuresome exploration of your expression. Your work captures the feminine archetype as a force of nature. Eternal Dance and Contemplation express a refinement of metaphoric abstraction. The use of texture contrasts eloquently with the finished surface and the point work contrasts nicely with the finished surfaces. Very exciting to see your work moving forward. Persistence and passion are powerful forces. Keep carving." -Rick Rothstock,Sculptor

Acquisition

Portage Park Foundation - Ravenna, OH (2016)
Akron Children's Hospital - Akron, OH (2015)
OZ Center for Performing Arts - Nashville, TN (2013)
Vacuum Systems International, Inc. - Cleveland, Ohio (2008)
Lake View - Private installation - Cleveland, Ohio (2007)
The Putnam Sculpture Endowment Collection, Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, Ohio (2005)
The Putnam Sculpture Collection, CWRU, Cleveland, Ohio (2005)
Vacuum Systems International, Cleveland, Ohio (2008)

Featured Artist/Solo Exhibitions

"JACL Fellow - Cleveland, OH (2014-2015)
"The Art of Women", Curated by Sylvia Rombis. Malton Gallery- Cincinnati, Ohio (2014)
"TRIFECTA", Beachwood Arts Center - Beachwood, OH (2014)
"Hudson Fine Art Company", Hudson Ohio(2013)
"Abstract Sculptures Exhibit" - Jasper Center for the Arts, Indiana(2013)
"Made in Stone: Human Journey Through Time" - Canton Museum of Art, Canton, Ohio (2012)
"Retr-O-Spective" - O Gallery, Beachwood, Ohio (2012)
"Stone, Wood, Oil. Water" - Cuyahoga County Library, Beachwood, Ohio (2012)
Christine Frechard Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2011)
"On the Wall, Off the Wall" - solo show, O Gallery, Beachwood, Ohio (May-June 2011)
"Reflections of the Mind" solo show 1Point 618 Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio (September 2009)
"Pursuit of Happiness" show, Malton gallery (October 2009)
Metropolitan Galleries "Dichotomy", Cleveland, Ohio (2007)
Aaron Gallery, 2-person show. Washington, D.C. (2006, 2007, 2008)
Opus Gallery "All Women - All Art". Cleveland, Ohio - 2005, 2006
Masterpieces Revisited "- Reinert Fine Art Gallery," Charleston, SC (2016 -present)
Marcia Evans Gallery " - Columbus, Ohio (2015-present)
In The gARTen of Eden "Canton Museum of Art ". Canton ,Ohio (Aug. 2015)

Juried Exhibitions (Selected)


KSU School of Art Downtown Gallery Art Show, Kent, Ohio (2016)
"Dreams and Visions", Lakeland College, Cleveland, Ohio (2016)
"Interpreting the Abstract", Valley Center for The Arts - Chagrin Falls, OH (2014)
Zanesville Museum of Art, "69th Annual Juried Art Exhibition", Zanesville, Ohio (2013)
Archived Artists of Western Reserve, "Seeing Green", Cleveland, Ohio (2011)
Spiritual Exhibit - Wasmer Gallery, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio (July 2011)
Butler Museum of American Art, (February 2009)
Valley Center for the Arts. Chagrin Falls, Ohio (2005*, 2006)
The Sculpture Center. Cleveland, Ohio (2005)
The Fine Arts Association. Willoughby, Ohio (2005)
Thrive Gallery. Cleveland, Ohio (2004)
Fairmount Arts Center. Russell, Ohio (2000*,2002* )

*award winner

Exhibitions and Fund - Raisers (Selected)

Art Expo, New York, NY (2014)
"Work of Women", Malton Gallery, Cincinnati, OH (2014)
Spectrum International Art Fair, Miami, Fla (2013)
Art Show, Saratoga Springs, NY (2013)
Gallery Rochester, Rochester, NY (2013)
Parallax Art Fair, London, UK (2013)
Art Expo, New York, N.Y. (2013)
Art Cares Benefit, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio (2013)
Cleveland Artists Foundation, Cleveland Creates, Lakewood, Ohio (2011)
"Art Cares" Cleveland, Ohio (June 2011)
American Diabetes Association, (April 2008, 2009)
Larchmere Gallery (Invitational). (September, December 2007)
Opus Gallery - (July 2007)
Art Collinwood - (July 2007, 2008)
Atmosphere Gallery - Sculpture Garden, (summer 2007)
Valley Center for the Arts. (Invitational) Chagrin Falls, Ohio, (2007)
"JAR Show" - The Galleria, Cleveland, Ohio, June 2006
"Women as Objects of Art" - Studio 324, Cleveland, Ohio, (spring, 2006)
Sculpture Garden Exhibition - Atmosphere Gallery, Tremont, Ohio, (2005)**
Cleveland Bar Association - spring 2005, fall 2005 Shows
Earthworks Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio (2000**, 2001**, 2002**)
Art Walks, Little Italy, Cleveland, Ohio (2000**, 2001**, 2002*, 2006, 2007, 2008)
Lawrence Fund-Raiser (2002) **
Ratner Fund-Raiser (2002) **

** work in private collections
Work in private collections in California, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, DC, Wyoming, Portugal

Press Materials:

"Studio Visit", Volume 28 - (2014)
Remembered in Stone - (December 2014)
Dubois County Free Press - (April 2013)
"When Stone Speaks" Sept 2012
"Canton Museum of Art offering exhibits that push boundaries,", Akron Beacon Journal (Sept. 2012)
"Human Journey in Stone" CoolCleveland.com - YouTube (Sept. 2012)
The John and Mildred Putnam Sculpture Collection Catalog 2012
Sun Courier, March 2008
"Cleveland Jewish News" July 2007
"Cleveland Business Connections" May 2007
ART (Artist Review Today), Cleveland, Ohio March 2006
"Art of the Day" 2006
Art Collinwood (web publication) July 2007

Carving stone in Bali, 2014 Not quite finished... will stay in Bali Opening Night at the Beachwood Arts Center, March 8,2014
"Nurture" installation for Akron Children's Hospital, March 2015
Alice in the studio

"Malton Gallery Reception", Cincinnatti, Ohio, 2008 Alice Kiderman Alice Kiderman
Art Expo 2013 Art Expo, New York, 2013
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