The Vermont studio is a work of art in its own right: “Annex”, designed by Brian Mac of Birdseye, is equally inspired by both the artist’s sculptural language and the agrarian context of the surrounding horse farm. The studio, defined by the cantilevered, corrugated Corten steel shed is influenced by the metal clad structures that serve as stables, barns, and utility sheds on the farm.
From the Annex administrative office, the Vermont team works on the business side of operations, managing commissions, special projects, and the registrar. We work in collaboration with the Carrara, Italy studio and support our galleries in California, Boston, Palm Beach, Montreal, Austria, and Switzerland.
It is here in the lush green mountains that the idea for a work is born, taking shape in plaster as the artist designs and creates his models, which he then brings to Italy to be carved in stone or cast in bronze.
Abbey Meaker joined Richard Erdman Studios in 2007, and today manages business operations, sales and commissions, branding, and creative direction. Abbey produced Richard Erdman: A Profile, a ten-minute documentary by award-winning filmmaker, Amanda Zackem, and she edited the 2016 monograph Richard Erdman Sculpture. Abbey is an artist, writer, and curator. With a background in art history, she is passionate about contemporary art and its ability to create dialogue and community. She is the co-founder of the art book publisher Another Earth, the founder of Artist Field. Her photography has been featured in exhibitions both nationally and internationally, and she contributes essays and interviews of artists to the LA-based arts and culture magazine AUTRE.
Valerie Russell joined Richard Erdman Studios in 2019. She manages finance, registrar, office operations, and special projects. Valerie is an artist, entrepreneur, and an astute administrator. She has over a decade of operations management experience, founding and directing a boutique design firm and most recently, Prima Terra, a mineral atelier that curates collections of aesthetic minerals and natural art objects.