Foon Sham (b. 1953, Macao China) is Professor of Art at the University of Maryland.
Sham received a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.
For more than two decades he has been prolific in his pursuit of sculpture, producing several exhibitions a year. He has exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and is in numerous public and private collections including the Museo De Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico, Washington Convention Center, Art Omi International Arts Center, Ghent, NY and the Nagyatad Sculpture Park, Hungary.
He has received numerous grants, awards, scholarships and fellowships and public art commissions.
He has been resident artist in several USA states, and in Chile, Scotland, Hong Kong, Australia, Norway and Hungary.
His sculptures involve diverse materials, and range in scale from desktop items to spreading installations and towering structures. His work incorporates the innovative use of space, light, form and human interaction.
Sham’s sculptures have been collected in galleries all over the world. His outdoor work has adorned public spaces in North and South America and Asia.