Thomas C. Hicks
Born in Amarillo, TX in 1927, Tommy graduated from West Texas State University in 1952, and had private studies under Dord Fitz. When he was 45 years old, he and his family moved to northern New Mexico where he started Shidoni Foundry along the Rio Tesuque on a former apple orchard.
This 14,000 square-foot facility, over the next 35 years, would grow into two Shidoni Galleries, two Sculpture Gardens, and one of the largest art foundries in the United States.
Tommy has had a considerable amount of work shown across the country, and is part of many private and corporate art collections including the Amarillo Museum of Fine Arts in Amarillo, Texas; San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art in San Francisco, California; New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Denver Art Museum in Denver, Colorado; and the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston, Texas.
SELECTED INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
Burr Gallery – New York, New York
Sangre de Cristo Art Center – Pueblo, Colorado
Lincoln Center for the Arts – Ft. Collins, Colorado
Santa Fe Festival of the Arts – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Third Annual Sculpture in the Park, Boulder Center for the Visual Arts – Boulder, CO
SELECTED MUSEUM AND ONE-MAN SHOWS
Amarillo College – Amarillo, Texas
Abilene Museum of Fine Arts – Abilene, Texas
Ulrich Museum, Wichita State University – Wichita, Kansas
Oklahoma City Museum of Fine Arts – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art – San Francisco, California
Roswell Museum – Roswell, New Mexico
New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Denver Art Museum – Denver, Colorado
Contemporary Art Museum – Houston, Texas
Beaumont Museum – Beaumont, Texas
Loveland Museum – Loveland, Colorado
Colorado Springs Fine Art Museum – Colorado Springs, Colorado