About the artist:
1953 Born in Odessa, USSR 1965-1969 Attends Odessa School of Art 1970-1971 Attends Professional School of Mosaics and Wood Carving, Odessa 1979 Receives M.F.A. from Leningrad Higher School of Art and Industry, USSR 1980 Emigrates to the United States 1981 Receives James Wilburt Johnston Sculpture Award, Washington, D.C. 2011 Elected as honorary National Academician, National Academy Museum, New York, NY Lives and works in New York, NY SOLO EXHIBITIONS 1985 * C.A.S.E. Museum of Russian Contemporary Art in Exile, Jersey City, NJ 1986 Paulo Salvador Gallery, New York 1987 Tradition Three Thousand Gallery, New York 1988 * On the Edge: The Sculpture of Leonid Lerman, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC 1989 * Leonid Lerman: Sculptures and Drawings, Riskin-Sinow Gallery, San Francisco, CA Sculpture Center Gallery, New York 1993 Paintings, McKee Gallery, New York 1994 Leonid Lerman: Complex Presentiment, Modernism, San Francisco Landscape of a Victory, McKee Gallery, New York 1999 New Sculpture, McKee Gallery, New York 2002 Ronchini Arte Contemporanea, Terni, Italy 2003 * The Last Man, McKee Gallery, New York 2005 * Leonid Lerman: The Last Man and Related Works, Freedman Gallery, Albright College Center for the Arts, Reading, PA 2006 New Sculpture, McKee Gallery, New York 2008 * Phantom of Malevich, White Space Gallery, London 2010 Leonid Lerman: Casting Shadows, McKee Gallery 2012 Leonid Lerman, Sculpture Garden and Carriage House, John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY Playing with Fire: Terracottas, McKee Gallery SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 1978 Menage Exhibition Hall, Leningrad 1982 * Centre des Congrès de Québec, Canada 1983 Terminal New York, Brooklyn, New York 1984 Sculpture Center Gallery, New York Paulo Salvador Gallery, New York Now Gallery, New York 1985 IMF, Washington, D.C. P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York Galerie Marie-Therese, Paris, France C.A.S.E. Museum of Russian Contemporary Art in Exile, Jersey City, NJ 13 Hour Gallery, New York Sculpture Center Gallery, New York 1986 * Gallery International 52, New York No Se No Gallery, New York 1987 City Gallery, New York Kraine Gallery, New York * Kenkeleba Gallery, New York 1988 Res Nova Gallery, New Orleans, LA 1989-1990 * Transit: Russian Artists Between the East and West, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, New York 1990 State Russian Museum, Leningrad * The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia The Drawing Center, New York Russian Artists in Exile, Milton J. Weill Art Gallery, 92nd Street Y, New York 1993 Monumental Propaganda, Courtyard Gallery, World Financial Center, New York 1993-1994 Old Symbols / New Icons in Russian Contemporary Art, Stuart Levy Fine Art, New York 1994 Ideal Landscapes: Artists from the Former Soviet Union, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, CA Selected Works on Paper, Modernism, San Francisco 1995 Heroes and Heroines: From Myth to Reality, New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ 5 + 5, Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, New York Prospekts: Contemporary Russian Art from New York, Chase Manhattan Bank, SoHo branch, New York 1998 * The Edward R. Broida Collection, Orlando Museum of Art, FL Shaping Space: Drawings by Six Contemporary Sculptors, Dunedin Fine Art Center, FL Sculpture, McKee Gallery, New York Faculty Show, Sculpture Center School, New York 1999 Red Square, Smack Mellon Studios, Brooklyn, New York 1999-2000 Manifestations of the Human Spirit, Joshua Lowenfels, The Baldacchino, New York 2000 Group Show, McKee Gallery, New York Three Works from the Edward R. Broida Collection, Audrey Jones Beck Building, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 2001 A Private Reading: The Book As Image and Object, Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York 2002 National Academy of Design Museum, New York 2004 * Drawing Today, New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT 2005 Sculpture: An Intuitive View, McKee Gallery, New York * Twentieth Century Sculptors of Russian and Eastern European Origin, Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York 2006 Collage in Russia, 20th Century, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg 2007 Small Bodies, McKee Gallery, New York 2009 XXXMalevich, Anya Stonelake/White Space Gallery, London Art About Art, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg 2010 Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York Sculpture, McKee Gallery, New York 2012 * The Annual: 2012, Contemporary Art Since 1826, National Academy Museum, New York * catalogue SELECTED REVIEWS AND ARTICLES Ileana Suarez, “Artists paint Lady Liberty on box car,” The Hudson Dispatch, November 8, 1984. Naomi Kenan, “’Eight One-Man Shows’ on exhibition,”The Jersey Journal, November 1, 1985. Roger Green, “Nova artists shine together,”The Times-Picayune, March 6, 1988. Jana Kollias, “Artist searches for identity,” The Chronicle, September 8, 1988. Max Halperen, “Fight of the century,” Leader Magazine, September 15, 1988. Henry A. Vermillion, The Spectator, September 15 – 21, 1988. Dennis Szakacs, “Sightings: Great Fun,” The Independent, September 22 – October 5, 1988. Max Halperen, “An artist between two cultures: The moralistic wit of Leonid Lerman,” The Arts Journal, October 1988. Phyllis Braff, “Emigré Works Reflect Tension of the Journey,” The New York Times, November 19, 1989. Karen Wilkin, “At the Galleries,” Partisan Review, Spring 1993. “Leonid Lerman,” Art Korea, April 1998. JoAnne Milani, “Quality’s the theme in collector’s show,” The Tampa Tribune, May 24, 1998. “Body Types,” New York Magazine, August 3, 1998. JoAnne Milani, “Gallery Gilmpses,” The Tampa Tribune, August 23, 1998 Deborah Everett, NY Arts, vol. 4, no. 3, 1999. Ken Johnson, “Leonid Lerman,” The New York Times, March 26, 1999. Nancy Princenthal, “Leonid Lerman at McKee,” Art in America, September 1999. Lance Esplund, “The More the Merrier,” Modern Painters, Winter 1999. Barry Walker, “Tina Turner, Christopher Wilmarth / In the Blue Blackness of My Sleep, Leonid Lerman: From The Edward R. Broida Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, brochure © 2000. Ron Schira, “Creating a Language for One’s Art,” Reading Eagle, January 23, 2005. “A Visit to Leonid Lerman’s Studio,” Logos, [web page]; http://www.logosjournal.com/issue_4.1 /lerman.htm [Accessed, March 31, 2005]. Jonathan Gilmore, “Leonid Lerman at McKee,” Art in America, April 2007. Eric Gelber, “Small Bodies: Sculptures by Leonid Lerman, Jeanne Silverthorne, and William Tucker,” The New York Sun, April 26, 2007. “Leonid Lerman: I am Interested in Universal Art,” ARTS: The Art Magazine, Vol. 10. LXV. No. 572, 2010. D. Dominick Lombardi, “Leonid Lerman at McKee Gallery,” The Huffington Post, November 19, 2012. [web page]; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/d-dominick-lombardi/new-hudsonsecond-nature_b_1972079.html . [Accessed December 1, 2012].
1953 Born in Odessa, USSR 1965-1969 Attends Odessa School of Art 1970-1971 Attends Professional School of Mosaics and Wood Carving, Odessa 1979 Receives M.F.A. from Leningrad Higher School of Art and Industry, USSR 1980 Emigrates to the United