Ron began his career painting, and produced his first one-person show when he was just eleven years old. Ron received a BFA in ceramics from the Memphis College of Art and gained his MFA from the Univ. of Illinois in 1980. He came to St. Louis in 1995 after spending fifteen years in Miami, FL and a year teaching at The University of North Carolina. Drawing and painting remains an central part of his work from temporary site specific sculpture to one of a kind cast metal drawings and ceramics. His current interest is in expression of the unseen forces that shape our culture and how new discoveries in physics are changing our perceptions of the world around us.
Ron has worked in Japan, Denmark, China and Italy as well as numerous sites around the U.S. He has received numerous distinctions including a Guggenheim Fellowship for sculpture, a Nation Endowment for the Arts and a Pollack/Kransner award. His works can be seen in several major collections around the world.