Foon Sham

Foon Sham Named Asian Influence/American Design Visionary Artist of the 2018 Smithsonian Craft Show, installs outdoor sculpture at National Building Museum

Foon Sham Named Asian Influence/American Design Visionary Artist of the 2018 Smithsonian Craft Show, installs outdoor sculpture at National Building Museum

“The 2018 Smithsonian Craft Show co-chairs Elizabeth Beck and Susan Vallon announced today that the noted Chinese American sculptor Foon Sham will be named the Asian Influence/ American Design Visionary Artist of the 2018 Smithsonian Craft Show. In making the announcement, Elizabeth Beck said that, ‘Foon Sham exemplifies the talent, creativity and leadership in his field that embodies the theme of this year’s Smithsonian Craft Show: “Asian Influence/ American Design.” We are thrilled that Mr. Sham has agreed to accept this honor. His large-scale sculptures, constructed out of both exotic and common reclaimed woods, have been featured in outdoor exhibitions and museums throughout the United States and world-wide. Born in Macao, China, Mr. Sham is a Professor at the University of Maryland. His deeply-personal works reflect the combined influence of the Asian aesthetic and the American experience which is exactly what the 2018 Smithsonian Craft Show is all about.’”

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