In 1980 Thomas Sayre co-founded with Steve Schuster, Clearscapes, which is a multidisciplinary design firm. Functioning as a sculptor, Mr. Sayre has been involved in the design and construction of numerous projects ranging from therapeutic environments for individuals with retardation, children's museums, medical facilities including an oncology ambulatory surgery centers, historic renovations, as well as both public and private art commissions.
Attended St. Albans School, Washington, DC, 1965-1969
Studied welding, metal fabrication and design with Thomas D. Soles, Sculptor.
Received Morehead Scholarship at UNC-Chapel Hill, 1969-1973.
Studied sculpture with Robert Howard.
Received a double B.A. in English and Fine Arts, 1973
Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude.
One year of Master of Fine Arts Program at Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1975-1976.
Design Guild Regional Award, College of Design, North Carolina State University, 2002
Raleigh Medal of the Arts Recipient, 2000
National Endowment for the Arts Grant, 1995 ISAF
National AIA Religious Art and Architecture Design Award, 1995 for Lenten Crosses: Burned,
North Carolina Artist Fellowships, 1993, 1986
Michigan Society of Fellows, 1974-76
Selected Commissions and Public Projects:
Charlotte Area Transit Ssystem (CATS) , Charlotte, North Carolina, 2005-2006
City of Charlotte Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina, 2004-2005
Nest, Stanton, Virginia, 2003
Phuket Pagoda, Phuket, Thailand, 2003
Untitled, Eastern Oregon University, LaGrande, Oregon, 2003-2004
Untitled, Criminal Justice Center, Pinellas County, Florida, 2003-2004
Untitled, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Florida International Airport, 2003-2004
Tapping Time, Valley Metro Rail Station, Phoenix, Arizona, Implementation 2005
Wapato, Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portland, Oregon, 2003-2004
Stacking Tower, Fire Station No. 6, City of St. Petersburg, FL, installed February, 2003
Untitled, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO, Construction 2003-2004
(delayed due to budget cuts)
Untitled, Tanque Verde Road Public Art Project, Tucson, AZ, Construction 2003-2004
(delayed due to budget cuts)
Black Rock, Black Rock Cultural Arts Center, Germantown, Maryland, 2002
Grandiflora, Wendover Heights Commission, Charlotte, NC, Spring 2000
Terra Firma, Lobby Floor, South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, SC, 1999-2000
Gyre, NC Museum of Art, 1999 (now accessioned to permanent collection)
Wings Torn Off, Visual set by Thomas Sayre in collaboration with choreographer Shiu-Chin Yu. Taipei Theatre, New York City, NY 1996.
Tables, Fordham University, New York City, NY 1996.
Encryption, "Old" Education Building, State of North Carolina, 1997
Green Flash, Atlanta Airport, International Concourse, 1996
Canoe Lights, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, 1996
Nepenthe, San Francisco, California, 1993
Skylights, Istanbul, Turkey, 1993
Untitled, Kowloon, Hong Kong 1990
Sacramento Cairn, Sacramento, CA 1989
Untitled, St. Albans School, Washington, DC
Warrior, Perth, Australia
Untitled, Boston, MA
South Washington Street Revitalization (One City Block), Rocky Mount, North Carolina
The Body Shop North American Headquarters (100,000 SF), Wake Forest, North Carolina
Exploris Children's Museum (85,000 SF), Raleigh, North Carolina
Pine State Creamery - Multi-Use Historic Revitalization (One City Block),
Raleigh, North Carolina
"Thomas H. Sayre: New Works", Fayetteville Museum of Art, August-November, 2002
"Thomas Sayre: Gun Shot Paintings", Hodges Taylor Gallery, Charlotte, NC, 2000
"Thomas Sayre", Carillon Building, Charlotte, NC, 1996
Somerhill Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC, 1992, 1995
University of North Carolina - Visiting Artist, 1991
Fayetteville Museum, Fayetteville, NC, Winter, 1988
St. Johns Museum, Wilmington, NC, 1988
Raleigh Contemporary Gallery, Raleigh, NC, 1987, 1990
SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC
Alpena Museum, Alpena, Michigan
Rackham Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan
NEA Regional Award Recipients, NEA Panel, Atlanta
South Florida Art Center, Miami, Florida, 1996
South Carolina State Museum, 1994
Mint Museum, 1993
John Portman Invitational, Atlanta, Georgia, 1992
North Carolina Triennial, 1986, 1990, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
ArtQuest '87 (Merit Award Winner), Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA, 1987
NC Arts Fellowship Award Exhibition, SECCA, Winston-Salem, NC 1985
Northern Telecom Invitational, 1983, 1984, 1987
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Pheiffer College, SC
New World Hotel
First Union Bank
Reviews & Professional Papers:
- "A Work in Progress", Triangle Lifestyle Magazine, November/December, 2001, pg. 28-32, by Sheree Thaxton.
- "Thomas Sayre: The Serendipity of Earth Casting", Sculpture, September, 2001, pg. 14-15, by Raphaela Platow.
- "Drive-by Sculpture Teaches A Lesson in Perception", The Charlotte Observer, September 2000 by Alan Michael Parker.
- "Portrait of the Artist: Thomas Sayre", North Carolina Museum of Art Preview, Huston Pascal, August, 2000.
- "Bold Art Enhances Development", Creative Loafing, June 24, 2000, pg. 38-39, by Amy Swisher.
- Liberal Daily News, Taiwan, July 17, 1998.
- "Children"s Museum About the World", Korean Architects, (May, 1995), pg. 40-45 (color photos: wind reeds, marble wall, rocks and stream).
- "Concrete Foundations", Architecture (July, 1994) pg. 50-57 (color photos: "Brothers" and "Cousins", pg. 57, "Untitled", 1994, pg. 52)
- "Spirited Revisions" Historic Preservation (May/June 1992) p. 12 by Andrea Oppenheimer Dean. Feature article with color photo.
- "Objects: Bat House to Beach Art", Architecture (October, 1989) p. 71 (color photo: "Fork, Knife, and Spoon").
- "Sculpture Source Success", Sculpture (July/August, 1989) p. 18 (color photo: "Sacramento Cairn").
- Halperen, Max "Thomas Sayre, A Review" New Art Examiner, Chicago, Ill., Winter 1988.
- "Designs for the Handicapped". The Wall Street Journal (March 23, 1988) p. 29.
- "AIA Component Awards" Architecture, (The Tenth Annual Review of New American Architecture) (May, 1987) p. 63. (color photo: Beer Wholesalers Assoc. Headquarters).
- Litt, Steven "Thomas Sayre" Art Papers, Atlanta, GA (March/April 1985) p. 28.