Curriculum Vitae – Leonid Lerman

Leonid Lerman

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



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

2014    John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY



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


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

2014    Art in Nature, Greenwood Gardens, Short Hills, NJ

Contemporary Drawing, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2014-2015 * Rauschenberg: Collecting & Connecting, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC


* catalogue



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]; [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.

  1. Dominick Lombardi, “Leonid Lerman at McKee Gallery,” The Huffington Post, November 19, 2012. [web page]; . [Accessed December 1, 2012].