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Randall Tiedman
Cleveland, Ohio


page 161-162



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I use no photographs or reference material in my work. I have no preconceived idea other than a very general sense of where the painting is going.I rely on memory to generate idea's during process. I have been greatly influenced by the Hudson River School with their sense of grandeur and stunning technique; however  I do not live in the Catskill's among scenic hills and rivers which were so important to their work.I live in an industrial blue collar city with broken fallen structures,rectangular pools, rusted girders and panoramic vista's of salt mines amidst steel factories and river barges.The small tracks and roads intertwine to create a complex detail of the marriage of industry and city life. The iron bridges and petro chemical plants and office buildings have become my mountains among industrial ports that wind there way through this labrinth of decay and rebuilding. My surroundings have been coded into my memory and this coupled with a romantic nature serve to give expression to subject matter otherwise thought to be gloomy.


born: 1949, United States

selected awards/honors

20,000  CPAC Fellowship Grant  Community Partnership for the Arts & Culture Cleveland, Ohio
Jurors Award  2010  Annual National Butler Midyear Show  Butler Museum Youngstown,Ohio
United Creators National Juried Art Competition 2010  Painting Award New York City
National Arts Program Best in Show Painting Award  Arts Collinwood Gallery Exhibition Cleveland ,Ohio

selected publications

"100 Midwest Artist" Ashley Rooney (Hard Cover)  Schiffer Publishing  (released 2012)
"New American Paintings # 95"  2011  Published Art Competition Book  Open Studio Press Boston MA
"Art in America"  Beyond Western NY   Article   Faye Hirsh 12/1/2010
"Beyond in Western New York" 2010    Albright Knox Gallery  Holly Hughes  Buffalo Fine Arts committee

selected solo or two-person exhibits

"In around and About"  Solo Exhibition  Bonfoey Gallery Cleveland ,Ohio 2011
"Mental Mapping"  Two Person Exhibition  Wasmer Gallery  Pepper Pike, Ohio 2010
"Randall Tiedman & Douglas Max Utter"  Two Person Exhibition Arts Collinwood Gallery Cleveland Ohio
'Regional Masters"   Kokoon Gallery West 78ths Studios  Cleveland Ohio 2009

selected group shows

"National Annual Midyear Exhibition"  2011  Butler Museum of Art  Youngstown ,Ohio
"Creators , Innovators and Dreamers the 2011 Creative Workforce Fellows  Baldwin Wallace Fawick Gallery   Berea Ohio
"Beyond Western New York-Alternating Currents 2010  Albright Knox Museum Buffalo NY
"Looking Inward"  2010   Artists Archives of the Western Reserve  Cleveland,Ohio



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