Thomas Scoon

Thomas  Scoon
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About the Artist:

Using cast glass and granite, New Hampshire sculptor Thomas Scoon focuses exclusively on the human figure, abstracting it while still emphasizing the essence of gender, gesture and other human characteristics.  The organic granite stones have spectacular traces of quartz, mica and iron running throughout them, and juxtaposed with the translucent glass, result in works that balance the beauty of nature and explore familial and generational relationships, both as a personal narrative and universal construct.

Biography:

EDUCATION

1990        Masters of Fine Art / Massachusetts College of Art

1988        Bachelor of Fine Arts / Illinois State University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1991-present   Independent Studio Artist

2003        University of New Hampshire / Adjunct Instructor, Sculpture Dept.

1989-90  Massachusetts College of Art / Adjunct Instructor, Sculptural Glass Casting

1984        Pilchuck Glass School / Teaching Assistant, Glass Blowing

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015        “Companions” / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

2014        “30 th Anniversity Exhibition” / Sandra Ainsley Gallery / Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2012        “Northwood New Hamphshire" / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

2011        “SeaFair” / New Arts Concept / Greenwhich, CT

2011        “Scoon and Beck” Art Chicago / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

2009        “Figuritive Stones” / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

2006        “Glass to Stone, Bronze to Bees” / Marx-Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

2004        “Sculpture of Trovia, Scoon, Knapp, Metal,Glass and Light” / Skot Foreman Gallery / Atlanta, GA

2003        “Entwined” / Marx-Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

2002        “New Work” / Sandra Ainsley Gallery / Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2001        “Stone Souls”/ Absolute Vision / Marx-Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL   

               “Portals” / Hodgell Gallery / Sarasota, FL

2000        “Interiors” / Habatat Gallery / Pontiac, MI

1999        “Geologic Logic” / Marx-Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

1998        “Ancestors” / Highline Gallery / Aspen, CO

1997        “Absolute Visions: Fifteen Solo Exhibitions” / Marx-Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

1996        “Origins” / Creiger-Dane Gallery / Boston, MA

1994        “Genealogies” / Marx-Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

1994        “Recent Sculpture” / Miller Gallery / New York, NY

1993        “Seeking the Self” / Dorothy McRae Gallery / Atlanta, GA

1993        “Figurative Glass” / Miller Gallery / New York, NY

1992        “Sculpture of Scoon” / Habatat Gallery / Farmington Hills, MI

1990        “New Sculpture”/ Habatat Gallery / Farmington Hills, MI

MUSEUM & UNIVERSITY EXHIBITIONS

2015        “Cutting Edge” A new Perspective on Glass / Sandwich Glass Museum / Sandwich,  MA

2014        “Glass Today: 21st-Century Innovations” / New Britain Museum of American Art / New Britain, CT

2012        “Contemporary/Anthropological” / Burchfield Penny Art Museum, Buffalo State University / Buffalo, NY

               “Haverty Collection of Studio Glass” / Mobile Museum of Art / Mobile, AL

               “Into the Light,” Illinois Glass, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL

               “Spark ans Flame” 50 yrs of Art Glass, Chazen Museum of Art, Univ. of Wisconsin

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016        “Catalyst” 2016 / Onessimo Fine Art / Palm Beach Gardens, FL

2015        “Art South Hampton” International Art Fair / Conteassa Gallery / Bridgehampton, NY

2013        “Art Hamptons” International Art Fair / Contessa Gallery / Bridgehampton, NY

               “Collect 2013” International Art Fair / Saatchi Gallery, Plateaux Gallery / London, United Kingdom

                “Art Palm Beach Modern Art Fair” / Ken Saunders Gallery / West Palm Beach, FL

2012        “Toronto International Art Fair" / Sandra Ainsley Gallery / Toronto, Ontario, Canada

               “Reds” / Sandra Ainsley Gallery / Toronto, Ontario, Canada

               “Art Palm Beach Modern Art Fair” / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago IL

2011        “Thomas Scoon” / The Stutz 11, Art Box Gallery / Indianapolis, IN

               “Sofa Chicago” / David Richards Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

               “Art" / The Philharmonic Naples / Naples, FL

               “New Artist” / Contessa Gallery / Cleveland, OH

               “ Sofa  Santa Fe” / David Richards Contemporary / Santa Fe, NM

               “Sofa New York City” / David Richards Contemporary / Santa Fe, NM

               “London Art” / Plateaux Gallery / London, United Kingdom

2010        “Sculptors” Beck, Musler, Royal, Scoon / Ken Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

2009        “Hot, Cold Glass Exhibition”/ Micalea Gallery / San Francisco, CA

               “Sculpture & Painting" / Gallerie MX / Montreal, Ontario, Canada

               “Sculpture“ / Los Ols Fine Art / Ft Lauderdale, FL

2008        “A Decade of New Hampshire Visual Artist Fellows” / Sharn Arts Ct. / Sharon, NH

               “Cold and Hot Glass Sculpture” / Micaela Gallery / San Francisco, CA

2007        “Chicago Contemporary & Classic” / Marx-Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

2006        “Art in the Park Modern Art Fair” / Marx- Saunders Gallery / Chicago IL

2000-11  “Art Palm Beach Modern Art Fair” / Marx-Saunders Gallery / Chicago, IL

1996-10  “Sculpture,Object, and Functional Art Fair” / Marx-Saunders Gallery / Chicago IL

2000-04  “Toronto International Art Fair” / Sandra Ainsley Gallery / Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1989-09  “International Invitational” / Habatat Gallery / Boca Raton, Fl.

1999-08  “Sculpture, Object and Functional Art Fair" / Marx-Saunders Gallery / New York, NY

2002-04 “Southwest” / Scherer Gallery / Sedona, AZ

2002-03  “Outdoor Sculpture” / Leighton Gallery / Blue Hills, ME

2002        “Art Miami Art Fair” / Skot Foreman Fine Arts / Miami, FL

2001        “Texas International Art Fair” / Skot Foreman Fine Arts / Dallas, TX

2001-06  “Art Miami Art Fair” / Marx-Saunders Gallery / Miami, FL

2001        “Santa Fe Art Fair” / Skot Foreman Fine Arts / Santa Fe, NM

1997-08  “Gallery Artist” / Sandra Ainsley Gallery / Toronto,Ontario, Canada

1997-03  “Art Walk” / Riley Hawk Gallery / Cleveland, OH

1993-99  “Gallery Artist” / Imago Architectural Art Gallery / Palm Springs, CA

1994-97  “Sculpture” / Habatat Gallery / Aspen, CO

1996        “Art at the Prudential” / Prudential Center / Boston MA

1995        “Stockbridge Glass Invitational” / Holsten Gallery / Stockbridge, MA

1995        “Sculpture, Object and Functional Art" / Habatat Gallery / Chicago, IL

1994        “Third Masterworks of Contemporary Glass” / New York Experimental Glass

               Workshop / New York, NY

1993        “Glass Weekend” / Creative Glass Center, Miller Gallery / Millville, NJ

1992-94  “International Figurative Invitational” / Miller Gallery / New York, NY

1990        “Sculpture for the Nineties” / Federal Reserve Bank Gallery / Boston, MA

1988        “Figurative Translations” / Habatat Gallery / Chicago, IL

AWARDS, GRANTS, CORPORATE & PUBLIC ART

2010        Royal Caribbean Cruise Line / FL

2007        Finalist for New Hampshire Legacy Fund for Old Man on the Mountain Commission

2003        Northwater Capital Management / Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2002        Rose Corporation / Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2000        Talisker Corporation / Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1999        New Hampshire Artist Fellowship / NEA Sculpture

1998        Newquant Capital / New York, NY

1990        Keyport Insurance Co. / Boston MA

1988        Whirlpool Figurative Sculpture Award

COLLECTIONS

Knoxville Museum of Art / Knoxville, TN

Mobile Museum of Art, Haverty Collection / Mobile, AL

Hunter Museum of Art / Chattanooga, TN

Casine Collection / Sydney, Australia

Private Collection / Kingdom of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia

Private Collection / Mumbi, India

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

Private Collection / Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Private Collection / Delhi, India

PUBLICATIONS

2011        “Thomas Scoon Dialogues” Hard Cover Book

2001        “Absolutely Visionary”  Where Chicago Magazine (July)

1999        “Sculpting a Name for Himself”  Concord Monitor (April)

1997        “Marx-Saunders Features Scoon Sculpture”  Daily Herald (July)

               “Review”  Pittsburgh Post Gazette (5/31/97)

1995        “Portfolio” American Craft Magazine (November Issue)

1994        “Vital Connections”  Gay Chicago Magazine (August Issue)

               “Review”  The New Art Examiner (October Issue)

1993        “Glass Motif”  The Villager (4/14/93)

1992        “Review”  Glass Magazine (Spring Issue)

1990        “Review”  The Boston Globe (7/19/90)

               “Corning New Glass Review” #6, #9 & #10

Associated Exhibitions

New Work, New Artists, Redone Space
March 15 - April 30, 2016
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Art Palm Beach 2016
January 20 - January 24, 2016
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2015 SOFA Chicago
November 5 - November 8, 2015
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Wheaton GlassWeekend 2015
June 11 - June 14, 2015
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