Winterhaven, Florida 1953
Born in Winterhaven, Florida, Therman Statom studied at the Pilchuk Glass School in Stanwood, Washington, and earned a B.F.A. degree in sculpture in 1980 at Pratt Institute School of Art and Design in Brooklyn, New York.
The recipient of National Endowment for the Arts fellowships in 1980, 1982, and 1988 and a Ford Foundation grant in 1977, Statom was commissioned in 1993 to create works for the Los Angeles Central Public Library and Los Angeles County Metro Rail.
Kenneth R. Trapp and Howard Risatti Skilled Work: American Craft in the Renwick Gallery (Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art with the Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998)