Therman Statom’s primary medium is sheet glass. He cuts, paints and assembles the glass, adding found objects along the way, to create compelling sculptures. His artistic vocabulary includes simple but powerfully charged forms: houses, ladders, chairs. Statom began his study of glass as an art medium at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, California in 1971. He was awarded the BFA in sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design in 1974 and the MFA in Sculpture from Pratt Institute of Art and Design in 1978. His twenty-five 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, Milwaukee Art Museum, Denver Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Oakland Museum. He has exhibited internationally at the Kulturhuset in Stockholm, Sweden; Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris, France, 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; High Museum of Art, Atlanta and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.