Therman Statom’s primary medium is sheet glass. He cuts, paints and assembles the glass, adding found objects to create compelling sculptures. His artistic vocabulary includes simple but powerfully charged forms: houses, ladders, chairs. Statom began his study of glass as a medium at Pilchuck Glass School in 1971. He was awarded a BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design in 1974 and awarded a MFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute of Art and Design in 1978. His 25 year professional career includes exhibitions at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Cleveland Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Denver Art Museum and Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has exhibited internationally at the Kulturhuset in Stockholm; Musée des Arts Decoratifs in Paris; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art in Japan and Centro Cultural de la Raza in Ensenada, Mexico.
Statom’s public commissions can be seen in California at Los Angeles Central Public Library and the Los Angeles International Airport and at the Ice Center in San Jose, California. His work is included in numerous collections, among them the Afro-American Museum, Los Angeles; Detroit Institute of Fine Arts, Toledo Museum of Art, Oakland Museum, California and High Museum of Art, Atlanta.