Working daily in a highly technical field of electronics, I enjoy redirecting my energies into less rigid art formats. I am qualified in Forensic Facial Reconstruction and find the human face and form the most extensive pallet imaginable. Sculpture is my primary art form, mostly incorporating the human face, figure, or an abstraction thereof. In my abstractions I attempt to leave a thread back to what connects us as humans: our emotions, our humor, our loves, our lives, our history, our potential.

Reflecting back on great artists, I like to combine their energies into my own thoughts and work. Within my “Lunch with Rodin” (LWR) series, the artists’ elements I use are those which tell me who they were and how history remembers them. I see Miro as dots, dashes and splashes of color; Nike as a figure of strength, the potential of which was offered to mankind. Each piece tells a brief story leading to a larger one.

My sculptures are produced in bronze, cast glass or cast stone. Each of these mediums in conjunction with the sculpture can elicit responses of strength, delicacy, refinement, durability and more. Together they form their own “new” history. /Tomi LaPierre newmexicoartistdirectory/

Affiliations: National League of American Pen Women: NLAPW ; The Society of Layerists in Multi-Media: SLMM(International); El Paso Art Association; Artforms of New Mexico; Las Cruces Art Association

Exhibits /Shows /Galleries: (Partial Listing Only) Midland, TX; Albuquerque, NM; Las Cruces, NM; AAWA (juried), Wickenburg, AZ; Kermezaar, El Paso, TX 2000 thru 2006; Sierra Arts International, El Paso, TX(2002 thru 2005 ; Juror’s Awards 2002); National League of American Pen Women, 2003, 2004, 2005 (2003 NM State Sculpture Award- 1st, 2005 - 2nd); National League of American Pen Women Biennial Show (juried) , Washington, D.C. 2004; Verde Canyon, AZ (juried) 2005; Mill Gallery (juried), Santa Fe, NM 2006; Arts International, EPAA, El Paso, TX 2006 through 2011 (Juror’s Awards 2006)(Jack Estes Award for Best Sculpture 2011); El Paso Art Association Spring Show,( Joseph A. Moore Memorial Award & Best In Show, 2007); Hal Marcus Gallery, El Paso, TX, 2007; Sunland Art Gallery, El Paso, TX, 2006-2009; Artforms of New Mexico, 2002-2011; SLMM , Corbett Center NMSU, 2007; Bennington Center for the Arts (juried), Bennington, VT 2007; Sculptural Pursuit 2008; National League of American Pen Women, Biennial Show (juried), Alexandria, VA, 2008 (2nd prize National winner); Las Artistas, El Paso, TX 2007, 2008, 2010,2011; Loveland Sculptural Invitational, 2008 thru 2011; SLMM 2011, Macy Center, Socorro, NM, SLMM Albuquerque, NM 2011; Main St. Gallery, 2012, 13, 14; SLMM –Merge, African American EXPO, Albuquerque, NM 2013, 2014; Blue Heron Gallery, Atlanta, GA, 2013; Art Gallery, Overland Park, Kansas, 2014; Weems Artfest, Albuquerque, NM 2014; NM Arts & Crafts, Albuquerque, NM 2014, 2015; Wimberley Art Fair, Austen, TX 2014; Deming Art Fair, Deming, NM 2014, 2015; Seattle, WA – SLMM 2018; Ruidoso (NM)Art Fair, 2015; San Francisco, CA SLMM Show 2015; Branigan Cultural Center, Feb-March 2016,( 3rd prize); Tombaugh Gallery Feb.2016; Washington DC, April-May 2016; Morenci, AZ, Oct.-Nov.2016; NM LCAA 2017 (1ST Prize); Merge 2017, Albq.NM.; Artforms New Mexico: Feb. 2018; LCAA, Nopalito Gallery, 2018; Tacoma, WA, 2018; LCAA –SWEC (2nd prize)2019 ; Dona Ana Arts Council showing Artforms, Feb. 2019, “Tension” June 2019; Galleries LC: September 2019.