THOMAS SCOON

Tom Scoon, Lenox, MA. with private commission.

Tom Scoon, Lenox, MA. with private commission.

Thomas Scoon received his Masters of Fine Art from Massachusetts College of Art in 1990 and a Bachelor of Fine Art from Illinois State University in 1988. He has taught sculpture at University of New Hampshire, Massachusetts College of Art and Pilchuck School. He was a recipient of a NEA Grant in Sculpture in 1999.

From quarries and fields Scoon chooses stones in shapes of heads and torsos to create abstract figurative sculpture combined with cast glass. They can range from pedestal to life size works. These figures are often grouped to create dialogue between them and often as family or generational relationships.

Thomas Scoon’s work is in numerous museum, corporate and collections including the Art in the Embassy Program, US State Department, Washington, DC


Grants & Awards, Corporate and Public Art


Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Fl. 2010
Finalist for New Hampshire Legacy Fund for Old Man on the Mountain Commission, 2007
Northwater Capital Management, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2003
Rose Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2002
Talisker Corporation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2000
Newquant Capital, New York, NY 1998
Keyport Insurance Co. Boston Ma1990
New Hampshire Artist Fellowship/ NEA Sculpture: 1999
Whirlpool Figurative Sculpture Award: 1988

Museum & University Exhibitions



2001 “Celebration in Glass,” Bachman Gallery, Northern Indiana University
2000 “Millennium Glass: An International Survey,” Kentucky Art & Craft Foundation,
Louisville, KY
1999 “The Art of Glass,” Kleen Gallery, Elgin College, Elgin, IL
1998 “A Passion for Glass,” Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI
1997 “Blowing Hot, Cutting Cold: 35th Anniversary of the Studio Glass Movement,”
Lakeview Museum of Arts, Peoria, IL
“Glorious Glass: American & European Art Glass,” Owensboro Museum of Fine
Art, Owensboro, KY
1996 “Nine Artist / Nine Visions,” DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park,
Lincoln, MA
1993 “Glassforms,” Fuller Museum of Art, Brockton, MA

1992 “Contemporary Glass of Massachusetts College of Art,” Sandwich Glass Museum,
Sandwich, MA
1991 “Studio Glass: Selections from the Chordokoff Collection,” Detroit Institute of Art,
Detroit, MI
1987 “Young Glass International,” Glasmuseum, Ebeltoff, Denmark
“Whirlpool Foundation Sculpture Exhibition,” Krasel Art Center, St Joseph, MO



Publications


“Thomas Scoon Dialogues” Hard Cover Book, 2011
“Absolutely Visionary” Where Chicago Magazine: July 2001
“Sculpting a Name for Himself” Concord Monitor: April 1999
“Marx-Saunders Features Scoon Sculpture” Daily Herald: July 1997
“Review” Pittsburgh Post Gazette: 5/ 31/ 97
“Portfolio” American Craft Magazine: November Issue 1995
“Vital Connections” Gay Chicago Magazine: August Issue 1994
“Review” The New Art Examiner: October Issue 1994
“Glass Motif” The Villager: 4/14/ 93
“Review” Glass Magazine: Spring Issue 1992
“Review” The Boston Globe: 7 /19/ 90
“Corning New Glass Review” #6, #9 & #10

Collections

 

Private Collection, Kingdom of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia
Art in the Embassy Program, US State Department, DC
Detroit Institute of Arts, Chordorkoff Collection, Detroit, MI
Glassmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Detroit Institute of Arts, Robinson Collection, Detroit, MI