Pierre Riche has been creating one-of-a-kind welded metal artwork sculptures since 1992. Pierre strives to fabricate the most unique and exciting figure sculpture and functional art possible. His primary medium is welded metal figure sculpture. Many sculpture processes are from his creativity, and inspiration stems from working with recycled, reclaimed, and upcycled metals for most of his work. He also uses new stock metals. Usually, the type of materials is determined by what looks a client is trying to achieve with a desired sculpture or artistic request.
This website features A visual gallery of Pierre's vast accomplishments and mastery in metalart sculpting. Many examples of the work done by Pierre Riche Art are featured on this website.
If you would like to have a unique, one of a kind, site-specific work of art, a piece of furniture, or functional artwork specially made for your home or office. You can contact the artist directly to discuss your artistic goals.
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 "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 the Reginald Cabral 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. Studied oil painting, drawing, ceramic sculpture, printmaking and photography.