Thomas Bucich, a New York native and permanent resident in Australia, has pursued his professional career running a multi-disciplinary studio in Art and Design since 1990. From classical fine arts training at The Arts Students League and a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Architectural Design from Parsons School of Design in New York City, Thomas’s career has spanned New York and Sydney's architectural interior and fine arts markets.
Following nearly three decades of producing luxury interior residential and commercial environments while maintaining an active fine art practice, Thomas has now committed to a full-time pursuit of expanding his art through commissions, working alongside art consultants and producing exhibitions. His works are created in various mediums, including cast bronze, carved stone, and manipulated found objects through to works on paper and canvas.
Whilst exhibiting in various galleries in Sydney and Regionally, Thomas has won major sculpture prizes and commissions, including the Thredbo Sculpture prize with the permanent placement of a life-size cast bronze in the Thredbo Village Green, The Moss Vale Veterans War Memorial - an 18-metre long relief mixed media sculpture, and recently a commission for over 200 wall sculptures for Midnight Hotel, Canberra. His works are also in the permanent collections of several international hotels, corporate offices, restaurants and private collectors.
The innate need to create drives the plasticity in my practice and allows me to roam between the disciplines of drawing, painting and sculpture in some sort of poetic collision.
Through the methods of experimentation and unexpected use of a combination of materials, acceptance of chance reactions, the creative process and discipline are altered and manifested. The process informs the finished work. The working, assembling, recycling and modifying of materials amplify their spirit essence, as in the ancient alchemical practices, which transform lead into gold.
My latest works reflect my connection with culture, self, society and the natural environment, observer and observed, perceptions of nature and man.
Art is often described as a mirror to the culture in which it is produced. My intention for my work is to mirror the reciprocal beauty and chaos/creation and destruction of nature and the human spirit.
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS
2022 Solo Exhibit, Whitewall Art Projects
Group Exhibit ‘Monochrome’ Whitewall Art Projects
2021 Works on Exhibit - Grainger Gallery, Canberra
2021 Works on Exhibit - Whitewall Art Projects, Berrima NSW
2020 Featured Artist in ‘When Home is the Globe’ Imago Mundi Projects - The Luciano Benetton Foundation, Treviso Italy
2019 Artist in Residence and Pop-Up Exhibit at Midnight Hotel, Canberra
2019 Commission for 200 original wall sculptures at Midnight Hotel, Canberra
2019 Solo Show, Becker Minty - Potts Pt, Sydney
2019 Works on exhibit - Studio Gallery, Melbourne
2019 Group Show, Whitewall Art Projects, Sydney
2019 Exhibited at The Other Art Fair, Sydney
2018 Solo Show, Becker Minty - Potts Pt, Sydney
2018 ‘Alchemy’ at Biota, Bowral
2017 ‘The Gilded Age / Age of Gilt’ - Intercontinental Hotel, Sydney
2017-18 Installation of works at Bistro Officina, Bowral
2016 ‘Denied Landscapes’ - The History, Melbourne
2016 Exhibited Art Central, M Contemporary Gallery, Hong Kong
2015 Exhibited at Luciano Benetton Collection, Milano
Published in ‘Imago Mundi - Looking Down Under’
2015-17 Works on exhibit - M Contemporary Gallery, Sydney
2015 'Studies in Movement / Metaphorical Landscapes’ M Contemporary Gallery, Sydney
2015 Winner Moss Vale Veterans War Memorial Sculpture Prize and Commissioned Work
2015 Keynote Speaker - AIS Visual Arts Conference, The Art of Practice, MCA Sydney
2014-Present Works on Exhibit at Becker Minty Art, Potts Point
2014 Solo Exhibit, Depot II Gallery, Sydney
2012-13 Works on exhibit, Mick Gallery, Paddington
2012 Group Sculpture Show, Mick Gallery, Paddington
2011 Solo Exhibit, Edit, Surry Hills
2011 Truth, Wine and Roses Exhibit, Peppers Retreat, Bowral
2011 Food, Form and Figure Group Sculpture Exhibit, Biota - Bowral
2011 sohiARTspace Exhibition, Bowral
2010 Sculpture in the Gardens Exhibit, Pepper Retreat, Bowral
2010 D’Vine Nudes Solo Exhibition, Centennial Vineyards, Bowral
2010 Bowral Sculpture Prize Exhibition
2010-12 Bell Gallery, Berrima
2005-Present JK Gallery, Thredbo
2008 Sordid Tales Exhibit, NG Art Gallery, Chippendale