Tom Stancliffe, originally from the Chicago area, is a sculptor who now lives and maintains a large studio in rural Iowa. Although he works in a wide range of scales, he is best known for his large public sculptures of bronze or stainless steel, which find expression in both the historical and contemporary contexts of a given site.  He has completed over thirty commissioned works for public art collections nationally, including Eastern Iowa Airport, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.; State Revenue Building, Madison, Wisconsin; and the Plant Sciences Institute, Iowa
State University, Ames, Iowa. He is a Professor of Art at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA, where he also directs the Public Art Incubator. Stancliffe received his BS in Art from Illinois State University, Normal, IL, and his MFA in Sculpture from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.