Adam L. Wiedmann is a sculptor based in St. Helena, California. St. Helena is the heart of Napa Valley where there is a stong tradition and support of the visual and fine arts. It is a place where painters, sculptors, photographers and artists of all kinds can find inspiration and practice their art. Those visiting wine country can find evidence of this in the region's celebrated art galleries and sculpture gardens. From here, Adam creates abstract, organic sculpture primarily in stainless steel. His work can be found throughout the world in private, corporate and public collections. As an artist it is his goal to transform a hard industrial material into soft balanced works inspired by nature.
Adam was born and raised in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts. This culturally rich and naturally stunning environment fostered a sense of exploration for him. In his teen years this led him to many outdoor sports. After high school Adam traveled West in the footsteps of two men for whom he was named; Meriwether Lewis, the explorer, and his Great Great uncle Adam Clark Vroman, the renowned naturalist and photographer.
As a student at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, Adam majored in History. While there he found his way into a sculpture class to fulfill an art requirement and discovered his calling under the apprenticeship of Bruce West, the celebrated public works sculptor. His passion for sculpture led him to spend every free moment in Mr. West's studio honing his craft. What soon followed was both his first show and commission.
After college, Adam returned to the East Coast, landing on the beautiful coast of Maine. He opened his first professional studio and started creating new works. Adam found immediate success and soon found his work in numerous solo and group shows throughout North America. His work is in extensive private collections all over the world. Notable projects include The Ford Motor Corporation's Partnership in Quality Award Sculpture, and collaborative work with both Thomas Moser, the Blackberry Corporation and HyperMach aerospace.
Now based in Napa Valley, his works draw from the austere beauty of the Berkshire Mountains where he grew up, the Pacific Northwest where he came of age, the Maine coast and now the hills and valleys of California's wine country.
Adam's sense of exploration is alive and well today. He now explores the world and nature in pursuit of inspiration through his young daughters' eyes and has been known to get boundlessly lost in the wilds chasing trout with his fly rod and German Shorthaired Pointer.