J. Aaron Alderman Biography

A native of Brevard, sculptor J. Aaron Alderman studied at Brevard College. Upon graduation he continued his studies by working with local sculptor Tim Murray and coppersmith J. T. Copper. Alderman has been awarded several public art commissions and has displayed work throughout the Southeast in select galleries and juried public sculpture exhibitions. Through a highly physical process Alderman creates sculptures through the use of pure line to capture a tender emotional expression of the human form. Alderman is driven to create art that is ego-less, idea driven, form driven and connective.

Selected Shows

2018 – Faculty Exhibit, Spiers Gallery, Brevard College, Brevard, NC
2013 — Sea Islands Center Gallery, Beaufort, SC
2010-2011 — Sculpture Walk IV, Kingsport, TN
2008-2010 — Chattanooga’s Third Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, Chattanooga, TN
2010 — Brevard College Art Faculty Show, Spiers Gallery, Brevard, NC
2009 – “Cast, Forged and Fabricated”, Green Rice Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2009 — “Through the Looking Glass”, Green Rice Gallery, Charlotte, NC
2009 — “Small and Miniature”, Aaron Gallery, Washington, D.C.
2007 — River Sculpture Festival, Asheville, NC
2007 — Art in the Airport Exhibit Two, Art in the Airport Gallery, Asheville, NC

Selected Public Collections

Peitroasa, Bihor, Romania
Brevard Sculpture Project, Brevard, NC
Paul Porter Performing Arts Center, Brevard, NC
39 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC
Keystone Memorial, Brevard, NC
Turkey Creek Commercial Development, Knoxville, TN

Selected Publications

Esquire, Romania, Spring 2012
CitiScape, Metro Monthly, October 2009
Our State, Down Home in North Carolina, June 2009
Carolina Home+Garden, Summer 2008
WNC, Mountain Living in Western North Carolina, May 2008
Smokey Mountain Living, Spring 2008
American Style, June 2008

Selected Honors and Awards

2013 — Adjunct Professor, Sculpture, Brevard College
2011 — Artist in Residence, Peitroasa, Bihor, Romania
2008 — Challenges/Violates the Borders between Public and Private, Collaborative dance with Kathy Meyers, Fringe Festival, Asheville, NC
2004 — “Art Speak”, Brevard, NC
2002-2003 —“Diversity” Dance Performance, Brevard School of Dance