Commissioned by the Television Academy Hall of Fame
Shonda Rhimes bronze Bust in clay for Television Academy


Hall of Fame Sculpture Garden
Television Academy Headquarters
North Hollywoood, California

Slightly over life-size
©ATAS used with permission

Bronze bust of Shonda Rhimes, commissioned by the Television Academy (Emmys) Hall of Fame courtyard in Hollywood, California, created by San Diego sculptor Richard Becker.
Shonda Rhimes is a trailblazing force in the world of television, renowned for her groundbreaking work as a writer, producer, and showrunner. Her notable contributions to iconic shows like "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," and "How to Get Away with Murder" have redefined storytelling on the small screen, captivating audiences with compelling narratives and diverse characters.
As the mastermind behind Shondaland, her production company, Rhimes has not only created critically acclaimed and commercially successful series but has also paved the way for underrepresented voices in the industry. Her commitment to inclusivity and storytelling that reflects the richness of our society has garnered widespread acclaim and admiration.
Crafted using the lost wax process, this bronze statue stands as a timeless tribute to Shonda Rhimes' transformative impact on television. It symbolizes her enduring legacy, profound influence, and the indelible mark she has left on audiences worldwide.
This bronze bust of Shonda Rhimes serves as a testament to her extraordinary achievements and the lasting legacy she has built. It proudly takes its place within the Academy of Television (Emmys) Hall of Fame courtyard, celebrating her groundbreaking work and inspiring future generations of storytellers. During the sculpting process, I had the privilege of working closely with Shonda's sister, Sandie, and Shonda herself. Despite their busy schedules, they generously provided the reference materials, measurements, and invaluable feedback through emails, YouTube, and Zoom meetings. Their collaboration allowed me to capture Shonda's beautiful likeness and embody her vibrant and powerful personality.
Shonda Rhimes bust being sculpted by Richard becker for television academy