Jul 9, 2015

July Update

July Update

Hello Friends,
June has raced past and as we quickly entered July I have some exciting updates to share with you.
First, I would like to invite my Bay Area friends to visit the upcoming BOTANICAexhibit at the Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek. Ken Harman, director of Hashimoto Contemporary and Spoke Art in San Francisco and MacKenzie Stevens, the Curatorial Assistant at The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles juried BOTANICA and the exhibition features two of my pieces. The exhibition will be on view from July 12 to September 6 and the opening reception will be Sunday, July 12 from 3 to 5 pm(Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend.) Click this link for more information.
I would like to invite my Southern California friends to join me on Saturday July 25, from 3 to 6 pm, at the CB1-G Gallery for the opening reception of stepForward. stepForward, curated by artist/educator Annie Buckley, will be on display from July 25 until September 5 and will feature one of my prints and one sound sculpture. CB1-G Gallery is located at 1923 S. Santa Fe Ave. in Los Angeles.
I would encourage my East Coast friends to visit the Alan Klotz Gallery to see my newest pieces. During my recent trip to New York City, I delivered eight prints to Alan; some of which have never been shown before! While you’re there, take time to listen to Alan’s engaging stories about studying with Beaumont Newhall and Nathan Lyons at the Visual Studies Workshop in the early seventies. If you find photo history fascinating Alan will keep you captivated.
Finally, there are a lot of exciting developments with Punk Rock Pillow Fight coming up but until I can share that information, I need to remind you that P.R.P.F. is available for hire. Contact me to book P.R.P.F. for your next Birthday, Bar Mitzvah, Quinceañera, Wedding, Performance Art Festivals, Triennials, International Tours or Corporate Team-Building Activities. Reasonable rates apply.

May 29, 2015

AKT on Art Traveler!

Apr 21, 2015

My exhibition 'Light Sensitive' is open for viewing

My exhibition 'Light Sensitive' is open for viewing

Light Sensitive is the Master's Project Exhibition by Andrew K. Thompson. The exhibition will be on display at the Dutton Family Gallery in the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art from Monday April 20th until Thursday Wednesday April 29. The opening reception will take place on Thursday April 23 from 5pm to 7pm.

Apr 14, 2015

AKT On Gift Horse: Inside New York Art

AKT On Gift Horse: Inside New York Art

On Gift Horse: Inside New York Art this week's guest is pillow fighter, photographer, professional wrestler, noise/gospel musician, writer, and man about town, Andrew K. Thompson. Many of Andrew's photographs will be included in the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) show at the Park Avenue Armory (April 16-19) at Alan Klotz's booth (#315). This episode will air on April 15 and 19 at 2pm in NYC, 8pm in Ukraine, and 11am in California. 
Listen live here: http://www.i-artmedia.ml/ra…/gift-horse-inside-new-york-art/
It will be saved thereafter for your eternal listening pleasure here:
(Photo by J. Wengrofsky)

Apr 8, 2015

April Updates

Hello Friends,

It’s already April and I am over the moon excited about all the great things happening for me this month.

The biggest news is that I will have a number of images on display in the Alan Klotz Gallery booth at the AIPAD Photography Show in New York City. The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) will host their 35th annual show from April 16th to April 19th at the Park Avenue Armory.  Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the exhibition so please visit Alan in Booth #315 to say hello. If you visit please take a picture of the display and post it online using the hash tag #AKT@AIPAD

In other big news, I will exhibit my Master's Project Exhibition titled Light Sensitive at the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) in the Dutton Family Gallery from April 20th until April 30th. Please join me for the opening reception scheduled Thursday, April 23rd from 5 to 7 P.M. RAFFMA hours for the week of April 27th to the 30th will be Monday and Wednesday 9 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 to 5 P.M. The RAFFMA is located at California State University, San Bernardino, 5500 University Pkwy, San Bernardino, CA 92407. The museum can be contacted at (909) 537-7373. Admission is free and there are special parking rates available. See more information at http://raffma.csusb.edu/visit/.

Next Saturday, April 11th, I will be performing at the 5x10: UN-Sound Festival hosted by the ArtExchange Long Beach located at 356 E 3rd St, Long Beach, CA 90802. The show is free and the line up is listed below.

AK 6:30pm (http://samizdatrecords.com/album/szr009-petrified

Carlos Vela Pardo 7:30pm (http://www.carlosvelaprado.com/) Remote performance from NYC

Archie Carey 8:30pm (https://archiecarey.bandcamp.com/album/echo-chamber)

Patchouli Prince 9:30pm (https://sunkincollective.bandcamp.com/album/patchouli-prince-leafloops-volume-1-live)

Girl 27 (Jay Gambit of Crowhurst) 10:30pm (https://girl27.bandcamp.com/)

On April 15th and 19th at 2 P.M. Eastern Time a podcast interview of myself, conducted by Gift Horse: inside NY ART, will be streamed on I-RADIO and available for download thereafter here.

I have also recently written an article about Kristin Bedford’s photographic series titled Be Still which can be read on Dotphotozine by clicking this link http://dotphotozine.com/Dot/be-still-kristin-bedford/.

I would like to continue to remind you that Punk Rock Pillow Fight is available to be hired for Birthdays, Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, Performance Art Festivals, Triennials and International Tours. Contact me to book P.R.P.F. for your next event! Reasonable rates apply.


Mar 15, 2015

5x10: Contemporary opened last night

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Mar 5, 2015



I have been pleasantly surprised by the response to my postcard project. There are still a handful more of the first batch so please email, IM or text me your mailing address and I will send one out to you right away. Once the first batch is done I will create another series to be mailed out. 

Feb 18, 2015

Sampled Exhibition at Offramp Gallery

click the link above for more information
February 22 - March 29, 2015
Opening Reception: Sunday, February 22, 2-5pm
Melanie Ciccone, Raul de la Torre, Clifford Eberly,
 Susan Feldman, Nicholette Kominos, Meg Madison,
 Thinh Nguyen, Echiko Ohira, Andrew K. Thompson,
 Joan Weinzettle
Curated by Anita Bunn

Feb 15, 2015



Fireworks, 2014

Fabric print accentuated with thread

7.5 x 9.5 in (19.05 x 24.13 cm)

Feb 10, 2015

February Updates

It’s the second month of 2015 and time has been flying by!

Since the last update I began teaching Beginning Digital Photography at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) and it has been a challenge to grind down and dispense the working knowledge I have taken for granted for the past eighteen years. It is hard to believe that I’ve been working professionally with digital photography for that long. I’m happy to report that I’ve been handling the challenge excellently and the proof is that no one falls asleep during my lectures!

I also began teaching a class titled Art Theory and Practice at the California Institution for Men, Chino (CIM) and the experience has been overwhelming positive! We’ve looked at artists Joan Miró, Robert Rauschenberg, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, David Hammons, Chris Ofilli, and Titus Kaphar while reading and discussing art theory texts by Douglas Chrimp, David Jefferys, John Golding and Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky. Followed by making Exquisite Corpses, Automatic Drawing, Collage, Paper Cut-Outs and Line Drawings. My class of ten men with limited exposure to art and varying degrees of literacy has remained engaged and excited to learn. Our dialogs help connect the artist’s lives and art making techniques to the technology and zeitgeist of the times that the artwork was created. We follow our discussion by creating artwork inspired by the topic of the day and wrap up by sharing what they made. Twice so far, the men have stopped to express their gratitude for the class and the manner in which I teach it. Watching them form meaning out of complex abstract art concepts and put that meaning into practice has been a tremendous reward and confirmation for me. I cannot express enough the blessing it is to work with these men nor how much I appreciate my freedom because of this experience.

I am proud to announce that I will be a part of a group exhibition titled Sampled curated by Anita Bunn at the Offramp GallerySampled is an exhibition of works by 10 artists working in a variety of media including sculpture, drawing, collage, photography and painting. Fashioned from a diversity of materials ranging from deconstructed cloth, bark, rope and thread to yarn, paper and found objects, all integrate sewing, embroidery and/or knitting into their work.

Other artists include: Melanie Ciccone, Raul de la Torre, Clifford Eberly, Susan Feldman Tucker, Nicholette Kominos, Meg Madison, Thinh Nguyen, Echiko Ohira, and Joan Weinzettle.  Sampled will be from February 22nd - March 29th, 2015. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Sunday, February 22, 2-5pmOfframp Gallery is located at 1702 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103.

There is still time to see the VESSELS group show I am in at The Gallery at The Downtown Center in Pomona. The exhibit will be up until February 28th and is located at 300 W. 2nd Street Pomona, CA 91767. The exhibition, curated by Diego Irigoyen, includes six chemically-altered chromogenic prints from my Penetrating the Veil series. Don’t worry if the venue is closed when you stop by because I was placed in an excellent window area that is visible from the sidewalk.

Mark your calendars now. March 14th is the opening reception for 5x10: A Select Survey of Contemporary Art, curated by Jorge Mujica at the Art Exchange Long Beach.  I will be included along with Patrick Ahern, Ching Ching Cheng, Robert Grad, and Nano Rubio.

As an extension to the 5x10: A Select Survey of Contemporary Art exhibition I am curating the 5x10: Sound Festival that will take place April 11th. The line-up and other information will be announced next month. The Art Exchange Long Beach is located at 356 East 3rd Street, Long Beach, CA 90802

I would like to continue to remind you that Punk Rock Pillow Fight is available for Birthdays, Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and Performance Art Festivals. Contact me to book P.R.P.F. for your next event!

Thank you, Andrew