Alan H. Hamwi, Sculptor

Alan Hamwi was born, raised and currently resides in Columbus, Ohio. He attended Antioch University where he majored in sculpture. His art education continued at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California; the Aegean School of Fine Arts in Paros, Greece; Wright State University; Columbus College of Art and Design; and The Ohio State University.

Alan spent 12 years as a professional firefighter/paramedic for the City of Huber Heights and the City of Columbus Fire Department concurrently maintaining his career as an exhibiting artist.

In 1996, he retired as a paramedic and dedicated himself to full time production in bronze, clay, welded steel and, most recently, stone carving and mixed media pieces.

Abstract, figurative and animal sculptures in both maquette and monumental scale are among his works. Alan has many monumental public works installed including two lowland gorillas, a tiger, warthog family, hammerhead shark with moral eel and eagle ray, manatee mother and calf, orangutan, lion and a Gaia abstract.  His most recent installations include a life size bobcat and manta ray.  Alan installed two pieces for the new Huntington Park baseball stadium.  Along with an oversized ball, bat and glove, a larger-than-life-size statue of Harold Cooper was dedicated opening day.   

Alan participates and has won numerous awards in fine art festivals throughout Florida, Illinois, New York, South Carolina, Georgia, Colorado, Arizona and Ohio.   His work is often used by designers and landscape architects.  Alan produces many commissioned pieces working in collaboration with the patrons, such as the piece presented to Jimmy Carter by the Windstar Foundation in Aspen, Colorado.