Pierre Riche has been creating one of A kind welded metal sculpture since 1992. Pierre strives to create the most unique and exciting sculpture and functional art possible. His primary medium is welded metals. Allot of his creativity and inspiration stems from working with recycled, reclaimed and up-cycled metals for most of his work but he also uses new stock metals as well. Usually The type of materials is determined by what look a client is trying to achieve with a desired sculpture or artistic request. This website features many samples of the work done by Pierre Riche Art. If you would like to have a site specific work of art, piece of furniture or functional art specially made for your home or office you can contact the artist directly to discuss your artistic goals.
Group shows: 2018 Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH. 2018 Gallery Gaudi Madrid Spain 2017 Robert Blitzer Gallery "Metal masters" Curated by Pierre Riche and Robert Blitzer. Santa Cruz Ca. 2017 Oakwilde sculpture park, group show, Valley Springs, Ca. 2016 Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH. 2016 Haggin Museum juried sculpture show. Stockton, Ca. 2015 museum of Fine art Boston, Ma. 2015 Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH. 2014 Titus Gallery, Carmel, CA. 2014 Art Design Consultants, Purchase award, Cincinnati, OH. 2012 Museum Of And History, Santa Cruz, CA. 2012 Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA) The Geffin, LA, CA. 2012 Art Du Jour Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA. 2012 Artist Tree Gallery, Felton, CA. 2011 Wisdom conference, Concourse center, SF, CA. 2010 Burning Man Festival, Pyramid Lake Region, NA. 2007, 2008, 2010, Burning Man Decompression event, SF, CA. 2010 Jellyfish Gallery, SF, CA. 2009 Anon Salon, SF, CA. 2009, 2010 Serra Phi Gallery, SF, CA. 2007, 2008 The Crucible Gallery, Oakland, CA. 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 The Concourse Center, SF, CA. 2006 The Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA. 2005 Tribe Gallery, NYC, NY. 2004 Puccio Gallery, NYC, NY. 2004 Kingston Biennial juried Sculpture competition, Kingston, NY. 2002 Kingston Biennial Juried Sculpture Competition, Kingston, NY. 2002 Off The Wall Gallery, Kingston, NY. 2001 Colony Sculpture Park, Woodstock, NY. 1999 Elane Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, LI. 1998 Avery Fischer Hall, Lincoln Center, NYC, NY. 1996 Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, NY. 1995 Woodstock Guild Of Craftsmen, Woodstock, NY. 1994,1996 Woodstock artist Association, Woodstock, NY. 1991 Makeshift Gallery, Provincetown, MA. 1990 Subway Gallery, Bisbee, AZ. 1990 Wenniger Gallery, Provincetown, MA. 1990 Ridgefield Guild Of Artists, Jurried best in show, Ridgefield, CT. 1989 The Chicago Art Institute Student Gallery, Chicago IL. 1988 Herman Crown gallery, Chicago, IL. 1985, 1986 White Mtn School Student Gallery, Littleton, NH.
Art Fairs: 2019 Tucson art fair 2018 Cannes International Art Fair 2017 Palo Alto arts fair-August 26 & 27, University Avenue, Palo Alto, Ca. 2017 Incline village fine arts festival - August 11-13, Incline Village, NV. Events: 2017 Unscruz event Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Watsonville, Ca.
Sculpture Parks: 2018 Scotts Valley Sculpture arts walk Curated by Pierre Riche, Scotts Valley, Ca. Awarded Peoples Choice Award and Honorable mention award. 2018 Ruth Bancroft sculpture garden, Walnut Creek, Ca. 2018 Sierra Azul sculpture garden, Watsonville, Ca. 2018 Cloverdale outdoor town-wide jurried sculpture exhibit. Cloverdale, Ca. 2017 Scotts Valley Sculpture arts walk Curated by Pierre Riche , Scotts Valley, Ca. 2017 Cloverdale outdoor town-wide jurried sculpture exhibit. Cloverdale, Ca. Awarded Honorable mention. 2o17 Sierra Azul sculpture garden, Watsonville, Ca. 2016 Sierra Azul sculpture garden, Watsonville, Ca. 2016 Cloverdale outdoor town-wide jurried sculpture exhibit. Cloverdale, Ca. Awarded Honorable mention. 2016 Oakwilde sculpture park, Valley Springs, Ca. 2015 Sierra Azul sculpture garden, Watsonville, Ca. 2015 Cloverdale outdoor townwide sculpture exhibit. Cloverdale, Ca. 2015 Ruth Bancroft sculpture garden, Walnut Creek, Ca. 2015 Oakwilde sculpture park, Valley Springs, Ca. 2004 Kingston Biennial juried Sculpture competition, Kingston, NY. 2002 Kingston Biennial Juried Sculpture Competition, Kingston, NY. 2001 Colony Sculpture Park, Woodstock, NY. 1999 three rivers arts festival Pittsberg Pa.
Public Art : 2019 Bicentennial Park sculpture garden Reno, Ca. 2017 Santa Cruz Soquel bridge Public art grant: chosen as a finalist.
Collections: Reno Arts & Culture Commission Instagram office, LA, Ca. First State Mortgage Corporation Collection. Providence, RI. Club Mamakins. Boston, MA. The Wildhorse Restaurant. 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. Phonecia, NY. Mortgage Dot Com Corporation. Kingston, NY. Loie Restaurant. Philadelphia, PA. Reggie Cabral. Provincetown, Ma. Don and Andrea Kline, Bedford, NY.
Museum collections: Bisbee Mining Museum. Bisbee, Az. Aldridge Museum Of Contemporary Art. Ridgefield, CT.
Magazines: American Art Collector High Times Juxtapose Hudson Valley
2018 First International Art gallery representation at the Gaudi Gallery in Madrid Spain.
2018 First international showing at the Cannes International Art Fair
2017 Elected Head of the Scotts Valley Arts committee and curated The Scotts Valley annual Arts Walk.
2016 Accepted into Cloverdale Ca. town-wide juried sculpture exhibition and received Honorable mention award.
2015 Awarded best in show for "Gears Of Thought" sculpture at Oakwilde Ranch and sculpture juried sculpture show in Spring Valley Ca.
2014 Received a purchase award for the Juried ACA (Art Comes Alive) show from ADC (Art Design Consultants) in Cincinnati Ohio.
2012 Exhibited fire sculpture and “Metaface” in front of the MOCA at the Geffen in LA. for “Spirit Of Hope” fundraiser
2010 Invited to show “Healing Eye” Fire sculpture on the playa at Burning Man festival.
2009 studio fire destroyed building and some equipment. some sculptures were destroyed and some damaged.
2007 Taught a metal mask making class at “the Crucible” in Oakland, Ca.
2007- 2012 Built a large fire sculpture for Fire art festivals and toured it to festivals.
2006 Joined the community metal arts studio at the “Box shop” in San Fransisco, Ca.
2005 moved to California.
2002, 2004 Participated in Kingston Ny. juried biennial sculpture show.
2002 Taught welding to intern student from local elementary school.
2001 Curated a sculpture park in Woodstock, NY. on Woodstock's 100 year anniversary of Americas oldest artist colony.
2000 Chosen to exhibit his "Melting Strat" guitar sculpture in the village square of Woodstock NY. for a juried guitar sculpture exhibition. The sculpture was auctioned off by Southebys auction house on Ebay.
1997 Took figure sculpting class at the Art Students league NYC.
1995 Showed and sold sculpture at Avery Fisher hall at Lincoln center plaza. NYC.
1994 Guitar sculpture collected by The Lions Group and placed in Aerosmiths private club “Mama Kins” in Boston.
1994 Exhibited a life sized guitar player welded metal sculpture at Woodstock 25th anniversary concert. Had sculpture on the TV news channels in Germany, Italy, Spain, Russia and other countries.
1994 Moved to Woodstock NY.
1993 Apprenticed with Metal sculptor Jack Kearney In Provincetown, Cape Cod Ma.
1992 Had artworks collected and placed in Reginald Cabral’s famous art collection.
1992-1994 Lived on Cape Cod in an Artist colony. Was a member of the Provincetown arts museum.
1991. Created an art installation for the Bisbee, Az. mining museum.
1990 Awarded best in show in Ridgefield Guild Of Artists juried art show.
1988 -1991 Attended The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago.
1985-1988 Attended The White Mtn. School in Littleton, NH. An Outdoors oriented boarding school.
1981 Did a two week long Outward Bound in Colorado. Saved the instructors life from falling through thin ice in a marble mine.