Biography

"Asian art and philosophies have influenced my highly altered forms. The process begins with days spent constructing the large sculptural structures using traditional hand building, wheel, and slab techniques that will ultimately display the deep matte reds, oranges, and yellows that have become a distinctly Artman trademark."

In 1988, Ron Artman sold his graphics and screen printing business in Washington, DC and moved to Australia. He spent the next three years studying art at the Tafe School in Alice Springs, and ceramics under various Australian masters. While there, Artman showed his work in regional and national invitational and juried exhibitions. His prize winning vessels were acquired by the Araluen Art Center and Sculpture Garden in Alice Springs, which is also home to Artman's seven foot tall storage vessel.   

 Artman's work has been displayed in numerous juried and invitational shows across the United states, such as SOFA Chicago, the Washington Craft Show, Palm Beach 3, and the Baltimore ACC Winter Show. Many corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and England house Artman's work. Time spent in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Borneo, Vietnam, and the Middle East heavily influences Artman's work. Today he enjoys the peace and solitude of the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland.