Roland Piché ARCA FRBS

Born 1938, London


Art Education

1956-60 Hornsey College of Art
Worked with sculptor Gaudia in Canada
1960-64 Royal College of Art
1963-64 Part-time assistant to Henry Moore

Teaching Experience

Slade School of Art
Royal College of Art
Central School of Art
Falmouth School of Art
Gloucestershire College of Art & Design
Chelsea School of Art
Birmingham Polytechnic
Lancaster Polytechnic
Manchester Polytechnic
Goldsmiths College of Art
Loughborough College of Art
Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic
Newport College of Art & Design
North Staffordshire Polytechnic
Stourbridge College of Art
Trent Polytechnic
West Surrey College of Art
Wolverhampton Polytechnic
Edinburgh School of Art
Bristol Polytechnic (Sculpture)
Leicester Polytechnic (Sculpture)
1964-89 Principal Lecturer, in charge of Sculpture, Maidstone College of Art
Subject Leader, Sculpture, School of Fine Art, Kent
Institute of Art & Design, Canterbury

One Person Exhibitions

1967 Marlborough New London Gallery
1969 Gallery Ad Libitum, Antwerp B
Middelheim Biennale, Antwerp B
1975 Canon Park, Birmingham
1980 The Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Minories Galleries, Colchester “Spaceframes & Circles”
1993 Kopp-Bardellini Agent Gallery, Zurich CH
2001 Glaxo Smith Kline – Harlow Research Centre
2005 Chappel Galleries, Essex
2010 Time & Life Building, London
2013 “The Road to Canterbury”, Chapter House, Canterbury Cathedral

Group Exhibitions

1962 Towards Art I, Royal College of Art
1963-4 Young Contemporaries, AID Gallery
1964 Young Contemporary Artists, Whitechapel Gallery
Maidstone College of Art Students, Show
New Metropole Arts Centre, Folkestone
1965 Towards Art II, Royal College of Art,
Sculpture at the Arts Council
The New Generation, 1965, Whitechapel Gallery
Whitworth Art Gallery
Manchester Summer Exhibition
Marlborough New London Gallery
4th Biennale de Paris
1966 The English Eye, Marlborough-Gerson Gallery, New York
Structure 66, Arts Council of Gt. Britain Welsh Committee
1967 Pittsburgh International Museum of Modern Art, Carnegie Institute
1968 New Generation, Whitechapel Gallery
Gothenburg Museum, Sweden, with Jack Smith
Englische Kunst der Gegenwart, Kunstverein, Hamburg
British Sculpture at Coventry Cathedral
1970 Kelpra Prints, Hayward Gallery Southbank
British Sculpture out of the Sixties, ICA
1971 Le Surrealisme et son Ombre Portee, Baudunst Gallery, Cologne
1972 British Sculptors 1972, Royal Academy of Arts
Silver Jubilee Exhib. – Contemp. Brit. Sculpture, Battersea Park, London
British Sculpture, Redfern Gallery
1973-4 Globe Playhouse Trust, London
1979 British Drawings since 1945, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
1981 British Sculpture in the 20th Century, Whitechapel Art Gallery
1982 Sculpture in the Park, Cheltenham
Eight Sculptors – Two Decades, Oriel Gallery, Welsh Art Gallery
1987 Revelation for the Hands, Leeds City Art Gallery
The Mead Gallery, University of Warwick Arts Centre
1989-93 Sculpture at Canterbury, Herbert Read Gallery
1992 R.B.S Exhibition, Woodland Gallery, Blackheath, London
Selected Exhibitions, Minories Gallery, Colchester
1993 The Sixties, Barbican Gallery, London
Chelsea Harbour International Sculpture Exhibition, London
Sculpture at Rochester Cathedral
Chappel Galleries, Essex
Kopp-Bardellini Agent, Zurich
1994 Galerie Anita Dosch, Zurich
Drawings at Shadmore Gallery, London
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London
1995 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London
Tower Bridge Piazza Sculpture Expo 95
Gallery Differentiate & Coombes Contemporary
1996 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London
1997 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London
1998 Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London
Paper Works, Royal West of England Academy
Diana Moon Gallery, Piccadilly, London
2004 Spectrum Exhibition, London
2006 Sculpture in The Garden, Botanic Garden Leicester
2007 ‘Southwold’ The East Coast, Chappel galleries, Essex
‘Originals’ Print Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2007-8 Arts Council Collection – Sculpture at McLaren Technology Centre, Working, Surrey
2007 Bridehall Garden Sculpture Exhibition – Herts
Chichester Festival – ‘Sculpture in Paradise’, West Sussex
2008 Tate Gallery Prints
2009 Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork Street, London
Chappel Galleries,Essex
2010 Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork Street, London
Hay Hill Gallery,Time and Life Building, London
2011 Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork Street, London
Hill Gallery, Berkeley Square, London
United Enemies, (Gravity of Despair), The Henry Moore Institute Leeds
2012 Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork Street, London
Hay Hill Gallery. Cork Street, London
Women Past and Present – Sculpt Gallery, Tiptree, Essex
2013 ‘Captured’, Sculpt Gallery, Tiptree, Essex
Gallery in the Garden, Great Saling, Essex
Society of Portrait Sculptors, Cork Street, London


1961 Walter Neurath Prize
1964 Gallery, prize, Young Contemporaries Bronze Medal, Royal College of Art
1965 Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Travel Bursary, 4th Biennale de la Ville de Paris
1966 Structure 66, Arts Council of Gt. Britain, Welsh Committee (1st Prize)
1968 Commission Prize, Moorgate Sculpture Competition
1977 Arts Council of Great Britain Award
1979 Eastern Arts Association Award
1984 A Sculpture for Aberdeen, Scotland, cast at Morris Singer Bronze Foundry
1992 The National Sculpture Commission, Nene College, Northampton
2007 Julian Trevelyan Award for Prints, Originals Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

Public Collections

Royal College of Art
Peter Stuyvesant Foundation
British Council
Western Australia Art Gallery
Sao Paulo Museum
Arts Council of Great Britain
Gothenburg Museum, Sweden
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Eastern Arts Association
Aberdeen, Scotland
Nene College, Northampton

Other Information

1976-8 Member of Fine Art Panel (NCDAD) CNAA
1980 Fine Art Panel, Arts Council
1981-2 Constructed New Studio
1982 Research & Development: Masterpiece Project
1983 Sabbatical visit to Italy , Carrara quarries
1983-4 Masterpiece Project: Michelangelo casts in conjunction with Victoria & Albert Mus. and Royal Academy of Arts
1985 Development of a new body of sculpture
1992 Decision to promote sculpture in Europe
Made a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors
Speaker – ‘Sculpture in Education’, Manchester University Conference
1995 Selector for the Jack Goldhill Sculpture Award, Royal Academy of Arts
1996 Curated and exhibition and catalogue: ‘Bronze Sculpture’ with Antony Caro, Elisabeth Frink, Henry Moore and Eduardo Paolozzi, at the Herbert Read Gallery, KIAD Canterbury
2000 500 catalogued collection of work
2003 Proposal for Memorial Monument, Ground Zero, Lower Manhattan, N.Y.
Retired from education and the Kent Institute of Art & Design
Interview tapes for ‘National Life Story’ sound archive Collection
2004 Major commission for two sculptures for Lovells, Paris
‘Spectrum’ promotion exhibition, Commonwealth Institute
Commission presentation in Dubai,
Art for Offices, London promotion exhibition
2005 Private Collection, Condor House – St Paul’s, London
Work selected for main entrance, 1, London Wall (Norman Foster);
May 2005 Exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, of proposed Ground Zero Monument in New York in 2003;
Sep 2005 ‘Stones on the Beach’ at the Chappel Gallery, Essex
2006 Set-up website: and promotion disc
2007 Short-listed for the Hyde Park ‘Memorial for Enslaved Africans and their Descendants’
The Henry Moore Institute Leeds Research Programme ‘My experiences and reflections on my relationship with Henry Moore 1963-1964’
2008 Henry Moore Research Leeds ‘Essays and Thoughts’
29 Statements related to the work and ideas of Henry Moore
2009 Development of my work and ideas ‘The Skywalkers’ and the new work
2010 Married Cherie Harvey
2011 Rebuilding of a painting store and documentation centre and sculpture courtyard
2012 Preparing for a major exhibition in the Chapter House within Canterbury Cathedral for 2013

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