Derek Uhlman was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1956. His family moved to Stamford, Connecticut in 1961. He created jewelry in the early 1970’s and made his first sculptures in 1976.
He studied at SUNY, Purchase, The Silvermine Guild of Artists and worked as an assistant with Ivan Biro and Reuben Nakian from 1977 through 1983 when he received his first major commission from the General Foods Corporation for the “Stone Flowers” monumental marble sculpture. He now lives and works in New York and Connecticut.”