Tom Gormally is a US Navy Vietnam-era veteran.
Tom Gormally is a sculptor and a partially disabled Vietnam-era veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy as a jet mechanic. He is known for sculptures which veer from whimsical to darkly humorous, and which incorporate wood craftsmanship, found objects, and diverse materials. He is interested in socio-political themes and the human condition which his sculptures address by playing with scale and subverting apparent “functions” of objects to create mutated forms and meanings. He frequently incorporates lighting elements to create an ethereal atmosphere, and sometimes makes use of electronic motors to animate the sculpture. Tom also creates paintings, drawings, and prints.
Tom has exhibited nationally and internationally for over 40 years, including the Katonah Museum of Art (NY), Des Moines Art Center (IA), The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (MO), among others. He created site-specific sculptures in Seattle and Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the Horsehead International Outdoor Sculpture Exhibitions. Press coverage includes reviews in Sculpture Magazine and The New Art Examiner as well as BBC TV and BBC radio interviews. He is a past recipient of an NEA award for sculpture and was awarded a 2015 Artist Trust Fellowship. He studied for his BFA at California College of Arts and Crafts (Oakland, CA) and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, then earned his MFA from Wichita State University.
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