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Tom Corbin on KC Live

Tom was a guest on Kansas City Live last week with hosts Michelle Davidson and Joel Nichols on KSHB 41 NBC Kansas City.  “Each week we highlight a local artist to get to know the person behind the art. Today we meet Tom Corbin, a self-taught sculptor and furniture designer from Kansas City. You’ve even...

In the Studio Now

Introducing Bodie…and his puppy sibling, Sister, the new canine muses and cuddly Corbin family members. Whether seated or standing, the new life-size Standard Poodle sculptures are full of youthful energy and perfect poodle poise. The first castings will be unveiling at Neocon 2018 The very definition of statuesque, Woman in Gown Tall, will command the...

Introducing New Bowls

Beginning with three thumbnail models, Tom envisioned “bowls” where the surface is elevated, adding height and shadow and dimension to table surfaces. Two designs were enlarged to scale and modeled with a rough texture in wax. The result is inspired and unique, both in surface quality and presence. Put something in them or not; they...

Girl on Canoe

Taken literally, Girl on Canoe depicts a young woman piloting a canoe down a river or stream while simultaneously balancing herself against the currents and rough waters that surround her.  A metaphor for life, she is literally going with the flow, testing her ability to navigate her path without the help of the paddle she...

Large-scale Rings

Corbin’s new large-scale Ring sculptures captivate from all angles. Designed on site at the foundry, the Rings were combined to achieve both physical and visual balance with a combination of ovals and circles, in a range of sizes. Shifting weight, visual movement and rich patinas make these non-objective bronze works truly distinctive and original.  The ancient Greeks had...

Tall Sculpture Releases

Pear as a Figure Tall Pared down and modern, Pear as a Figure Tall is the latest addition to Corbin’s collection of Tall Sculpture. The slight shoulder shift adds a subtle dynamism to this minimal figure. Sculpted in plaster, Tom exchanges his clay tools for hammer and chisel, achieving wholly different surface textures Pear as a Figure Tall Edition 60...

Reclining Nude II

The Female Nude is among one of the most celebrated genres in the history of art, alongside landscape, still life and portraiture. Reclining Nudes are seen in both sculpture and painting from the Renaissance to Modern and present day. Below is a sampling, including Tom Corbin’s newest limited edition sculpture, Reclining Nude II Reclining Nude II Edition...

Tom Corbin Interview

Tom Corbin was interviewed by Joel Nichols from KSHB for his late night program, Nichols at Night.  “Even in our fast-paced, digital age, there are few things better than a good conversation. That’s what Nichols@Night promises to bring you every week. Entertaining, interesting, thought-provoking talk from fascinating people. National figures passing through our town and...

New Paintings

With his two-dimensional work, Corbin enjoys exploring genres ranging from photorealism to nonobjective and everything in between. Having painted for over 15 years, Tom’s signature artistic style emerges in new ways through his painting, some congruent with his sculptural work and some in contrast. He states “Though sculpture and furniture design still dominates my work schedule, the thought...

Column Studies

Beginning as studies for Corbin’s Tall Columns, the clay maquettes remained in the studio, providing inspiration with their verticality and animated silhouettes. Tom wanted to explore the idea of tabletop designs further and in doing so, sculpted a collection of eight designs, combining geometric shapes and contoured volumes. The compilation of forms, with four different patinas, will inspire installations that are both...

Without Limits

Corbin’s newest corporate commission,”Without Limits”, pays tribute to the transformation Tom McDonnell, retired CEO of DST,  contributed to in the revitalization of downtown Kansas City through DST and beyond. This 25-foot tall sculpture installation by Tom Corbin combines three life-size figures with stainless steel frames around a central steel post. The installation is available for public viewing...

Man of Bronze

June 2016 435 Magazine City File, It’s What I Do Man of Bronze Local sculptor Tom Corbin delights in the third dimension. Words by Jan Dumay Photo by Tara Shupe His work is in 27 galleries, museums and showrooms nationally and internationally, in dozens of noteworthy public installations in the Kansas City area and elsewhere, and in several movies such as...

Last Editions

It’s always hard to say goodbye. The sculptures listed below are *FINAL* editions, just a single casting is available

In the Studio Now

Please enjoy a glimpse at some of the projects Tom is working on this spring. From figures to accessories to paintings and beyond, 2016 will be a busy year In the Studio at Corbin Bronze

Wall Street Journal

Sculptor Tom Corbin’s Backyard Bronzes December 10, 2015 Wall Street Journal Real Estate, Guru Article by Alina Dizik Photography by Chris Mullins Full article: Sculptor Tom Corbin’s Backyard Bronzes Gallery of photos: A Sculptor’s Bronze Beauties A Kansas City, Kan., artist crafts garden centerpieces in bronze to create a sophisticated feel outdoors. Roxy, a 5-foot-tall poodle, and Jacqueline, an...

Bronze Rings

Corbin Rings were designed to add artistic allure to your dining table through elevation and volume. Though spatially impactful, they do not impair the sight lines of your dining conversation. These sculptural accessories have the ability to inspire creative installations from tables, to mantels to wall mountings. Axis and Orion (black/brown and white patinas) make...

KC Magazine

KC Magazine November Issue AN ARTFUL FÊTE Art, food and spirited conversation spark a casual evening at the Corbin Firehouse. Story by Kimberly Stern  |  Photos by Jason Dailey It’s a beautiful thing when beloved Kansas City artist and sculptor Tom Corbin steps from his studio, situated on the lower level of a historic 1912 Southwest Boulevard building,...

Museum Show

In collaboration with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, the Museum at Prairiefire has opened The Horse, on display October 10, 2015 – January 24, 2016 in Overland Park, Kansas. Corbin Bronze has loaned two original paintings and two bronze sculptures for The Horse exhibition. Visit the Museum at Prairiefire website to learn more and...

High Flyers

Introducing the latest sculptures from Tom’s studio. These figures are soaring to new heights in unexpected ways. Inspired by Brancusi, Skyward is a stylized bird that is both sleek and powerful. Available in two sizes, these bronzes will be coveted for their clean lines and luminous patina in light golden brown. Girl on Trapeze II is an addition to Tom’s...

Corbin Bronze on KCPT

Hello Art is a Kansas City based nonprofit that connects artists and audiences through an annual calendar of events. Corbin Bronze played host to the group this summer where about 30 guests toured the firehouse and learned about Tom’s career in art as well as his current work. The event was filmed by KCPT for their...
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