John Riedel Graduating in 1972 from RISD with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, John Riedel has exhibited widely throughout RI including solo shows at the Warwick Art Museum, Providence City Hall, BankRI Gallery, the American Mathematical Society and Gallery One. Invitational shows include “Legacies in Paint: The Mentor Project” at the Newport Art Museum, “The Art of Couples” Bannister Gallery at RIC, RISD Works , Providence Art Windows,“Body of Work: A Survey of Contemporary Art in Providence, the New Artists Invitational at Maienza Wilson Gallery in Santa Barbara,Ca., and “Visions Toward Wellness” at the American Mathematical Society. His work has been represented in group shows at Subterra Gallery, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Wheeler Gallery, Woods-Gerry Gallery, and Gallery One in Providence. He has also shown at Hydrangea House Gallery in Newport, Virginia Lynch Gallery in Tiverton, and the Bristol Art Museum in Bristol,RI. In 2002 Riedel was invited to lecture on “Early 20th Century Painters” as part of the Lunch Art Series at the RISD Museum. He has lectured on his own work as part of the “Artist Speak Series” at the RISD Museum. His work is represented in corporate and private collections in Boston and Providence. A six foot by eight foot painting commissioned by the American Mathematical Society hangs in their lobby.
JOHN RIEDEL and
6:20 Collectors Tour
John Riedel and Ida Schmulowitzhave amassed a great collection of art in the 36 years they have been together. John began collecting antique bottles as a teenager and has continued collecting ever since. Ida’s love of collecting art began at RISD, trading paintings with fellow students.
Their joint collection includes paintings by former RISD professors John Frazier and Richard Merkin, watercolors by Florence Leif, and works by contemporary RI artists. John’s personal collection includes 300 posters from Fort Thunder artists and outsider art. Ida’s collection includes former RISD professor Robert Hamilton, work by RI artisans, and paintings by many of the students that she has taught at Hamilton House and The Pace Organization of RI.