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Dallas-based Brad Oldham International, Inc. (BOII) is a design and manufacturing company specializing in sculpture, architectural features and commercial products that are customized for site-specific installation or created for retail distribution. The three primary business units of the company are site-specific sculpture, features and products for public and commercial projects; limited-edition sculpture for retail distribution for the home and office; and retail products to increase access and awareness of BOII’s sculpture and custom products. When the three business units work together, the combined synergy elevation is greater than the sum of the parts.
Brad Oldham

sculptor, placemaker, fearless fabricator, business owner

 

From public community spaces to private homes, sculptor Brad Oldham has earned recognition by elevating many environments worldwide with his site-specific artworks and has earned recognition. In 2011, the Texas Society of Architects recognized Oldham with its prestigious Artisan Award and heralded him as the Artist/Craftsman of the Year by the American Institute for Architects. In 2010, the Americans for the Arts included his $1.4 million installation The Traveling Man in its prestigious Year in Review program.

In his large-scale sculptures, which enhance the communities and in the collections of sculptures created for individual retail sales, the viewer will see that Oldham’s meticulous craftsmanship, passion, and creativity are cast into his every creation. He enjoys exploring his visual aesthetic to communicate stories, yet the quality work of his work remains constant and strong.

Oldham’s long list of sculptures may be viewed around the globe. His public pieces on display include locations such as the Center for Brain Health in Dallas, Texas, along with his work entitled Whimsy in the city’s Exall Park and a 28-piece, indoor-outdoor installation at the Lumen Hotel. In 2007, the artist’s work was featured in a month-long installation on Good Morning America. Recent commissions for Oldham’s work include a sculpture for the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., the entrance of Mitchell Park Library in Palo Alto, California, the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford, Ontario, and the Baku Flame Towers in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Awards/Recognition/Public Art Installations:

  • “The Birth of a City,” 16 bronze, bas-relief 6’x4’ panels that tell a Dallas story in downtown Dallas, TX, 2014
  • “Griffin,” 14-foot-tall bronze sculpture in JW Marriott lobby in downtown Houston, TX, 2014
  • “Let It Flow” sculpture incorporating oil field tools and parts for a corporate installation in Dallas, TX 2014
  • “Windsong,” an 85-foot-long stainless-steel sculpture installed in Prosper, TX, 2014
  • “Great Potential” and “Wise” at UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management in Richardson, TX, 2014
  • “Fire Wall,” a sculptural wall with a live fire feature, Four Seasons Resort in Jackson Hole, WY, 2013
  • “The Great One,” a bronze, four-sculpture installation for the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre in Brantford, Ontario, 2013
  • “Together,” a bronze life-size lion sculpture at National Geographic headquarters in Washington, DC, 2013
  • “Lumen Light Team,” a twenty-eight-sculpture installation at the Hotel Lumen, Dallas, TX, 2013
  • “Whimsy & Wise,” a six-sculpture public art commission for the Mitchell Park Library in Palo Alto, CA, 2013
  • “77,” a resin and bronze installation for the Center for BrainHealth at University of Texas Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2012
  • “Whimsy,” created for City of Dallas in one of its oldest city parks, Exall Park, 2011
  • Recipient of the “2011 Artisan Award” by the Texas Society of Architects, 2011
  • “Artist/Craftsman of the Year” by Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, 2011
  • “The Traveling Man” by Brad Oldham and Brandon Oldenburg included Americans for the Arts “2010 Year in Review,” a recognition of the best public artwork in the US and Canada, 2010
  • Completed the $1.4 million public art installation (design to installation) called “The Traveling Man” across three sites for Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Dallas, TX, 2009
  • “DALLAS” sculpture featured in Good Morning America’s window in Times Square, New York, NY, 2007
  • Awarded The Rising Star Award from Fashion Group International, 2006
  • “Lady of Justice” and eleven bronze eagles atop the Harrison County Courthouse in Marshall, TX, 2006
  • Work featured in “Texas Courthouse Book,” 2004
  • Awarded The Craft Award from Preservation Dallas, 2003bradoldham.com