Tom Lindsey, Sculptor


12' H by 12' L by 9'6" W.
Steel (welded & painted) with gold anodized aluminum. Built for 3rd Henry Moore Grand Prize Exhibition at the Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum, Japan

Maquette studies for large scale installations originally done for San Diego International Airport


Maquette study work above.

Maquette studies for larger works.


Scale: 26' L by 12' H by 10' W.
Materials: Steel (welded & painted), shaped conc. base & footing. Eastlake Gateway Project, Seattle, WA.

Scale: 22' L by 12' H by 14' W.
Material: Steel (painted). Sculpture built at the "Forma Via" Symposium in Ravna na Koroskem, Slovenia.

  Tom Lindsey was born in 1942 and raised in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Visual images from early childhood of the huge steelmills and the many bridges around the area influenced his early work as a sculptor. Initially interested in architecture, Tom attended the Universities of Oklahoma and Kentucky studying under Herb Greene. He met Dale Eldred who was Chairman of the Sculpture Department at the Kansas City Art Institute and decided to transfer in 1964, graduating in 1967. Eldred's work utilizing solar energy has profoundly influenced his SOLARWORKS series.

After graduating Tom worked at a number of jobs including construction, welder, teacher and eventually began working for architects as a designer / draftsman. Accumulating over twelve years experience qualified him to take Washington State Architectural Licensing Examination in 1994.


  • BFA Kansas City Art Institute, Sculpture , 1967
  • University of Kentucky, Architecture (no degree)
  • University of Oklahoma, Architecture (no degree)

  • Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA. Metal Arts Coordinator, 1980-83
  • Kansas City Art Institute, Visiting Artist Fall Semester, 1984 Kansas
  • City Art Institute, Visiting Artist Spring Semester, 1979 Kansas City
  • Art Institute, Studio Technician/Instructor, 1971-72 Syracuse University
  • Architecture Department, Basic Design, Summer 1969

Fellowships & Symposiums
  • Djerassi Foundation Fellowship, Woodside, CA (3-month residency 1984)
  • Hand Hollow Fellowship, East Chatham, NY (2 month residency 82)
  • FormaViva International Sculpture Symposium, Ravna na Koroskem, Slovenia

Selected Commissions
  • Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum, Japan. Sculpture commissioned for the Third Henry Moore Grand Prize Exhibition (purchase and 'Distinction' prizes)
  • Eastlake Gateway Project, Seattle, WA. Commissioned through the Department of Neighborhoods and Zymogenetics
  • Juneau-Douglass High School, Juneau, AK. Alaska % for Art
  • Djerassi Foundation maquette study for site-specific 'WINDWORKS' installation
  • 'Forma Viva' International Sculpture Symposium, Ravna na Koroskem, Slovenia
  • Lower Columbia Community College, Longview, WA - WA State % for Art
  • Bellevue City Hall, Bellevue, WA - Bellevue % for Art
  • Deer Park High School, Deer Park, WA - WA State % for Art
  • Spokane Community College, Spokane, WA - WA State % for Art
  • Renton Vocational & Technical Institute, Renton, WA - WA State % for Art
  • Spokane Falls Community College, Spokane, WA - WA State % for Art
  • Naselle Youth Camp, Naselle, WA - WA State % for Art
  • South Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA - WA State % for Art
  • Seahurst Park Sculpture, White Center, WA - WA State % for Art

Selected Collections
  • Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum, Japan
  • Dr. Carl Djerassi, Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, CA
  • Mr. Steve Okaiwa, Seattle, WA
  • City of Juneau, Juneau, AK
  • Long Painting Corp., Seattle, WA
  • Inland Computer Corp., K.C., MO
  • Zellazarna Ravna Steel Corp., Ravna na Korosem, Slovenia
  • Leckenby Steel Corp., Seattle, WA
  • Bellevue School District, Bellevue, WA
  • City of Bellevue % Collection, Bellevue, WA
  • University Park School District, Tacoma, WA
  • King County % for Art Collection, Seattle, WA
  • Spokane Community College % Collection, Spokane WA
  • Lower Columbia Community College % Collection, Longview, WA

Selected Exhibitions
  • 'SONNENNETZ' (Solar Nets) Exhibition, Dillingen, Germany
  • International Solar Energy Society (ISES), 2000 Solar Millinenium Form, Mexico City
  • Pier Walk 98' Maquette Exhibition, Wood Street Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • 3rd Henry Moore Grand Prize Exhibition, Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum, Japan
  • Kiroski Museum Sculpture Exhibition, Ravna na Koroskem, Slovenia
  • Projects for a New Millennium, Exhibit of SOLARWORKS proposals, Hartford Museum, Hartford, CT
  • Shapes of Time and Tide, Mystic Art Association, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT
  • Alliance in the Park, Exhibition of collaborative works, Philadelphia, PA
  • Under the Ozone, Exhibition of Solar Art, Dept. Architecture, Texas A& M
  • NW Annual Art Exhibition, Whatcom County Museum, Bellingham, WA
  • The Monument Redefined, Gowanua Annual, Brooklyn, NY
  • Designs for Peace, Architects, Designers and Planners for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles, CA
  • Brown Fund Exhibition of Outdoor Sculpture, Boston Artists Union, Boston, MA
  • Call for New Work, Blueprint for Architecture, Seattle, WA
  • Art of the Architect, Design Concern Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Monumental Works - An Exhibition of Possibilities, Open Gallery, Eugene, OR
  • Artists in Wood, Invitational exhibit at Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
  • University of Washington Landscape Architecture Dept., Drawings for large scale site-specific installations
  • King County Arts Commission Gallery, exhibition of drawings and maquettes

Bilhenry Gallery

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