Therman Statom

Education

1978 M.F.A Sculpture, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
1974 B.F.A. Sculpture, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1971 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

Awards

2008 UrbanGlass Award – Outstanding Achievement
2006 James Renwick Alliance – Distinguished Artist Award, Washington, D.C.
2000 San Diego Commission on the Arts, Art in public places
1999 American Craft Council Award
Cultural Enrichment Proclamation, City of Beverly Hills, CA
1997 City of Los Angeles 1997/98 Cultural Grant
1996 Cultural Affairs Individual Artists Grant, City of Los Angeles, Art in Embassies Program
1988 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1985 Brody Arts Foundation Fellowship
1982 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1978 Pratt Institute Fellowship
1977 Ford Foundation

Teaching and Lectures

2008 University of Louisville, Teaching residency, Louisville, KY
UrbanGlass, Lecture, Boys and Girls Club Workshop, Brooklyn, NY
Penland School of Crafts, summer teaching, Penland, NC
“The Glass Skin: Ditching Glass Dogma”, California State University, summer arts program, Fresno CA. 

2007 In Conjunction with “Pittsburgh Celebrates Glass”: “Collective Fusion” with City High School, The Neighborhood Academy, The Caring Place and Youth Places, 5th Ave Place, Pittsburgh, PA
“Transformational Matter”, Glass Art Society’s 37th Annual Conference
“Adventures of the Mind”, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
“Myths Across the Atlantic”, Contemporary Glass Society, Cornwall, England
Workshop, Glasmuseet, Ebeltoft, Denmark
2004 Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
“The Art of Fine Craft”, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NB
2003 Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
American Embassy Program, Maputo, Mozambique
2002 The Glass Furnace, Istanbul, Turkey
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
2001 Bild-Werk Frauenau, Frauenau, Germany
Wheaton Village, Mellville, NJ
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, Hawaii
2000 Lowe Museum, University of Miami, FL
California college of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
National University of Australia, Canberra, AUS
1999 Nijima (Japan) Glass Art Festival
California college of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
Hampton University, Norfolk, VA
1998 San Jose State School of Design, San Jose, CA
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
Barnstall Art Park, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Camilla Strong Miller Master Class
Public Glass Workshop, San Francisco, CA
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
1997 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I.
1996 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Hilltop Junior High School, Tacoma, WA
1995 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
1994 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC
1993 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
1983-86 Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1985 Pitzer Collage, Claremont, CA
1983-85 University of California Los Angeles, LA, CA
1983 Colorado Mountain Collage, CO
1980 Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
1976 University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008 “Nascita”, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
2006 California Center for the Arts Escondido
United Solos Exhibition, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska
“Therman Statom”, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
2005 Telfair Museum, Savannah, Georgia
2003 “Byzantine Istoria”, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, Michigan
“Reflections en el Agua”, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
“Stories from the Wesser”, Glashutte Gernheim, Germany
2002 Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
2001 Imago Galleries, Palm Desert, CA
East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, Hawaii
2000 Lowe Museum, University of Miami, FL
1999 Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
1998 Orange County Museum of Art, South Coast Plaza Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
1997 Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
1996 Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
1988 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
1985 Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
1984 Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, LA, CA
1978 Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

Selected Group Exhibitions

2009 “Los Tres Amigos”, STUDIO, Palm Desert, CA
2007 “Ongoing Invention”, The Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, San Bernardino, CA
“Contemporary American Crafts”, American Embassy, Seoul, Korea
“Painting with Light”, Palos Verde Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
“Harvey K. Littleton and Friends”, Fine Art Museum, Western Carolina University, South Carolina
“Nebraska’s Glass Artists”, Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska
2006 “Timeless Glass”, Mingei International Museum San Diego, CA
“New Works 2005: Celebrating Recent Gifts to RAM”. Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
2005 “Global Art Glass Triennial”, Borghom Castle, Borghom, Sweden
2004 “The Perfect Collection: A Shared Vision of Contemporary Craft”, Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, Massachusetts
“The Nature of Craft and The Penland Experience” Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC
2003 “Timeless Glass”, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, California
“New Works 2005: Celebrating Recent Gifts to RAM”. Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin
“Some Assembly Required”, Museum of Glass International Center for Contemporary Art”, Tacoma, WA
2002 “Steninge World Exhibition of Art Glass”, Steninge Palace Cultural Center, Marsta, Sweden and Hadeland Glassverr, Norway
“Contemporary Directions: Glass from the Maxine and William Block Collection,” Carnegie Museum of Art, Oxnard, CA
“I-5 resurfacing: Four Decades of California Contemporary Art”, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA
2001 SOFA Expo, Chicago, Illinois
Florida Craftsmen, St. Petersburg, FL "Stop Asking/We Exist: 25 African American Craft Artists"
“Glass Weekend” Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ
2000 Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth, Virginia "Stop Asking/We Exist: 25 African American Craft Artists"
Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama
“Material Witness”, Cracker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
“The Healing Spirit” United States Embassy, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1999 Crocker Museum, San Francisco, CA "Stop Asking/ We Exist: 25 African American Craft Artists"
Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA
American Craft Museum, New York, NY
“Art of Glass”, Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, Virginia
New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA
DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA
Harrah's Casino, Reno, NV
Palomar College, Boehm Gallery, "Four By Four", San Marcos, CA
“Contemporary American Ceramics and Glass”, Seto Ceramics and Glass Art Center”, Seto City, Japan
“Glass! Glorious Glass!” Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
1998 Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, NY
Urban Glass, Summer School, Brooklyn, NY
1997 The Skirball Cultural Center and Museum, Los Angeles, CA "Diversity in Glass II"
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin "Recent Glass Sculpture; A Union of Drawings by Glass Artists"
Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, Washington "Explorations in
Contemporary Glass"
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio "Glass Today"
1996 Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA "Blessed are You…A Celebration of New Beginnings"
Centro Cultural de la Raza, Ensenada, Mexico
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna, CA
1995 Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA "American Festival"
1994 The California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA "Environments"
Palm Beach Community Museum of Art, Lakeworth, FL "Transparenscene; Glass Sculpture"
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA "The Beauty of Painted Glass"
Studio Museum, New York City, NY
1993 National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Columbus, Ohio "Uncommon Beauty in Common Places"
LA Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA "Engaging Materials"
Community Arts, Inc., San Francisco, CA "Cityscapes"
1991 Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, LA, CA
Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit, MI
Naples Philharmonic and Music, Naples, FL
California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
1990-91 Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.
1990 Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Japan
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, "Craft Today USA", Traveling Exhibit: Paris, France; Lausanne, Switzerland; Frankfurt, Helsinki; Warsaw; Moscow.
1989 Seattle Contemporary Art Center, Seattle, WA
1987 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ "3 x 3 x 7"
1986-88 "Poetry of the Physical", Traveling Exhibit: American Craft Museum, Denver Art Museum, CO; Laguna Beach Art Museum, CA; J.B. Speed Art, Louisville, KY; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Milwaukee, VA; Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
1986 Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA "New Acquisitions"
Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA "George and Dorothy Saxe Collection"
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO "California Chairs"
California State University, Fullerton, CA "Cast Glass Sculpture"
Washington State Capitol Museum, Olympia, WA "Pilchuck: The Creative Fire"
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA "Contemporary African-American Artists"
Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, LA, CA "Sculpture: Part One"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA, CA
1985-86 "Transparent Motives: Glass on a Large Scale", Traveling Exhibition:
Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN; San Jose Museum of Art, CA
1985 Fine Arts Center, Temple, AZ "Sculptural Glass"
Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden "New Glass"
1984 New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA "Large Glass Installations"
Leigh Yawky Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
"Americans in Glass" Exhibition traveled throughout Europe.
San Francisco University, San Francisco, CA
1983 Tucson Museum of Art, AZ
Gaudelette College, Washington, D.C.
Montclair Art Museum, NY
1982 Traveling Exhibition in Australia "International Directions in Glass Art"
Kanazawa City Japan
"Art and/or Craft: USA and Japan"
1980 Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA "Four Leaders in Glass"

Selected Bibliography

Julie Creswell, Fortune, "The New Old Thing", March 2000.
Ruth Palombo Weiss, American Style, "American Crafts Abroad", Fall 2000
Jane Friedman, American Style Magazine, "Washington Interiors", Fall 1999
Society For Contemporary Crafts CRAFT NEWS, "Stop Asking/We exist", January, 1999
Nkiru Nzegwe, International Review of African/American Art, Volume II No.2, "Living In A Glass House, Passing Through Glass."
Jeffrey Sipe, American Style Magazine, Winter 1998 "Artistry in Motion".
Architectural Digest, May, 1998
Glass Focus Magazine, Oct/Nov., 1998, Interview. Thoughts & Musings.
San Diego Union-Tribune, October, 1998, Robert Pincus, "Escondido-based_Statom's Mall Art".
"Center Stage", Judy Horan, Midwest Express Magazine, July/August, 1997
Mermell, Dean. "Myths, Science, and Nature" GLASS, Summer 1997; p.51.
Litt, Steven. "Quirky visual statements fun," Arts & Living, Jan. 3, 1997; p.E-1
Kangas, Mathew. "Therman Statom: Installing Space" Glass, Winter 1996; pp.28-35.
Litt, Steven. "Gallery Offers a Touch of Glass." Friday!, Dec. 13, 1996, p.19
Vallongo, Sally. "Exploring the Awesome Art of Creativity." Arts & Entertainment, March 17, 1996; pp. 1-2
Porges, Maria. "Therman Statom: Northern Tide." American Craft, June/July, 1995; pp.38-41. Marks, Ben. Art In America, June, 1995; p.111.
Chambers, Karen S. "Therman Statom: On the Brink." Neues Glas, Dusseldorf, 4/1994
Brown, Betty Ann. "Engaging Materials Inside/out." Visions, Winter, 1993; p.40
Brusman, Laura A. "New York Experimental Glass Workshop" Glass, Winter, 1993; p.55.
Muchnic, Suzanne. "This Project Isn't by the Book." The Los Angeles Times/Calendar, July 25, 1993; pp.5,88.
Chambers, Karen S. & Hampton, Ferdinand. Glass; From Ancient Craft to Contemporary Art; 1962 - 1992 and Beyond. The Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey, 1992; p.69.


Public Commissions / Installations

2007 Highmark Inc. “Three Rivers” and “Collective Fusion”, Pittsburgh, PA
2006 City of San Diego/Valencia, California
2005 Washington D.C. Convention Center, Washington D.C.
2002 Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio
2001 ADC Telecommunications, Inc. Minnetonka, MN
Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis, MN
2000 New York State Arts Commission, Concourse Village East, NY, NY
Ice Center, San Jose, CA
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, FL
US Department of State, Art in Embassies, Moscow Collection
1999 Corning, Inc., Corning, New York
Venice Family Clinic, Los Angeles, CA
City of Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, CA
1998 Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Harrah's Corporate Office, Memphis, TN
1997 Harrah's Casino, Las Vegas, NV
1995 LAX International Airport, Tom Bradley Terminal, LA, CA
Harrah's Hotel, Hampton Inn, Las Vegas, NV
1989-94 Metro-Rail, Rapid Transit Development, Los Angeles, CA
1989-93 Los Angeles Central Public Library, LA, CA
1986-92 Metro-Rail, Rapid Transit Development, LA, CA

Collections

Bergstrom Mahler Museum, Neehah, Wisconsin
Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Cincinnati Art Museum
City of Seattle, Seattle, WA
Corning Inc., Corning, NY
Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
George and Dorothy Saxe, San Francisco, CA
University of Washington, The Henry Art Gallery, WA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Jepson Center for the Arts, Savannah, GA
Los Angeles County of Art, LA, CA
Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami, FL
M H deYoung Museum, San Francisco, Ca
Maxine and William Block Collection
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, North Carolina
Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Palais du Louvre, Paris, France
Musee de Design et D’Arts Appliques/Contemporain, Lausanne, Switzerland
National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Columbus, OH
Phillip Morris Company, New York, NY
Palm Springs Desert Museum, Palm Springs, CA
Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisonsin
Scottsdale Fine Arts Collection, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona
Skirball Museum of Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC
The David Jacob Chadorkoff Collection
Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH
US Department of State, Art in Embassies Program, Moscow Collection
US Department of State, Friends of Art & Preservation in Embassies, Sydney, Australia
Washington D.C. Convention Center Authority Art Collection