Foon Sham joined the department of Art at the University of Maryland in 1993. He received a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, and a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is professor of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has had 27 solo exhibitions in the Washington Metropolitan region and in New York, Ohio, Delaware, New Mexico, Canada, Norway, Mexico, Australia and most recently in Hong Kong. His work has been included group exhibitions at The Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington DC and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. His public collections include the Nayatad Sculpture Park in Hungary, United World College in Norway, Universidad De Palermo in Argentina, the MacQuarie University in Sydney, Australia, the Sculpture Park at OMI International Arts Center in Ghent, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Yucatan, Merida, Mexico, the large scale sculpture at the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metrorail Station, the Convention Center in Washington DC and recently the Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong. He has received many awards including a Residency Grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, the Nordic Artists’ Centre in Dale, Norway, the Franconia Sculpture Park/Jerome Fellowship, the Virginia Commission of the Arts Individual Fellowship, the Creative and Performing Arts Awards from the University of Maryland and the project grant from the Art Council in Fairfax County, Virginia.
His exhibitions have been reviewed and reported by Art in America Magazine, the Washington Post, Sculpture Magazine, the New York Times, the Washington Times, the Baltimore Sun, the San Diego Tribute, and many other newspapers and magazines in Australia, Norway, Mexico and Hong Kong.