Onessimo Fine Art

Thomas Scoon


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.

Professional Experience

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


Masters of Fine Art - Massachusetts College of Art, 1990
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Illinois State University, 1988
Museums (Permanent Collections)
Mobile Museum of Art, Haverty Collection, Mobile AL
Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN
Casine Collection, Sydney Australia
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

Museum & University Exhibitions

2012 "Contemporary/Anthropological" Burchfield Penny Art Museum, 
Buffalo State University, Buffalo NY 
2012 "Haverty Collection of Studio Glass," Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile AL
2012 "Into the Light," Illinois Glass, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL
2012 "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

Grants @ Awards, Corporate and Public Art

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Fl. 2010
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


"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

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