Foon Sham received a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, and a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a professor of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has had 43 solo exhibitions in the Washington Metropolitan region and in New York, California, Ohio, Delaware, New Mexico, Canada, Norway, Mexico, Australia and most recently in France.
His work has been included in group exhibitions at Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington DC and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. His public art collections include the Nayatad Sculpture Park in Hungary, United World College in Norway, Universidad De Palermo in Argentina, the MacQuarie University in Sydney, Australia, the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Yucatan, Merida, Mexico, the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metrorail Station, the Convention Center in Washington DC, and the Hong Kong Museum of Art. Recent commisons include the Smithsonian Garden at the National Museum of American History, Schar Cancer Institute in Inova Hospital in Fairfax, Virginia, US Embassy in Suriname, Golden Triangle BID in Washington DC and REI in Rockville, Maryland. He has received many awards including a Residency Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Nordic Artists’ Centre in Dale, Norway, the Franconia Sculpture Park Professional Fellowship, the Virginia Commission of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, the Creative and Performing Arts Awards from the University of Maryland, the Franz and Virginia Bader Fund from Washington DC, Strauss Fellowship and most recently, Artsfairfax Artist Fellowship and Arts Achievement Award from Fairfax County, Virginia.
Solo Exhibition: "Jeux de bois"
Foon Sham created works on paper and site-specific sculptures for this exhibition using wood from south west of France
After a two month residence at the Arkad à Auvillar Art Center in Auvillar, France, Professor of Art Foon Sham created works on paper and site-specific sculptures for this exhibition using wood from south west of France.