Photographer / Artist / Alchemist

Andrew K. Thompson is an artist and educator working in Southern California. He holds an MFA in Studio Art and Design from the California State University, San Bernardino, a Certificate Degree in Art Business from New York University, and a BFA in Photography from the Academy of Art, San Francisco. He has exhibited throughout the United States, including at the California Museum of Photography, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Lancaster Museum of Art and History, the Riverside Art Museum, the Ontario Airport, Sturt Haaga Gallery at the Descanso Gardens, Klotz Gallery NYC, Gallery 1/1, and the SRO Photo Gallery at Texas Tech University. Thompson co-founded The Little Gallery of San Bernardino, an artist-run space dedicated to regional artists of the Inland Empire. Musings on his work have appeared in L.A. Weekly, KVC_aRts, Artillery Magazine, KCET Artbound, and The Photo Exchange.



Instagram: @Andrew_K_Thompson



MFA in Studio Art and Design, California State University, San Bernardino, CA


Certificate Degree in Art Business, New York University, NY


BFA in Photography, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA

Selected Exhibitions



Thinking of You Today, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA (curated by

Denise Kraemer and Todd Wingate)

Toxic Exposure: Violence upon the Land and Image (Solo), All Eyes on Me Studio, San Bernardino, CA (curated by Brad Spence)

ART @ ONT, Ontario Airport Terminal 4, Chaffey Community Museum of Art

Art in the Plague Year, Online Exhibition, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA (curated by Douglas McCulloh, Nikolay Maslov, and Rita Sobreiro Souther.)

Size Matters 2019, Medium Festival of Photography, Sparks Gallery, CA (juror Kai Caemmerer)

In the Sunshine of Neglect: Defining Photographs and Radical Experiments in Inland

Southern California, 1950 to the Present, California Museum of Photography, Riverside,

CA (curated by Douglas McCulloh)


Transition Zone, Chaffey Community Museum of Art, Ontario, CA (curated by Sant Khalsa)

Made by Hand, Gallery 1/1, Seattle, WA (5th Anniversary of The Hand Magazine)

FOCUS photo l.a., Pop-up Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Juried by Jo Ann Callis, Paris Chong, and Rachel Peart)

Center Forward, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (curated by Kris Graves and Hamidah Glasgow)


Automatic Midnight, C.A.C.t.T.U.S. Long Beach, CA (solo)

Desert Waters, Marks Art Center, Palm Desert, CA (curated by Sant Khalsa)


Cut, Punctured, Manipulated., SRO Photo Gallery, Lubbock, TX (solo)

Land of the Smokes: Landscapes and Los Angeles, Last Projects, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Mario Vasquez)

Hot Topic: A Photographic Response to Climate Change, Gallery 1/1, Seattle, WA (curated by Dan Shepherd)

Woven, Sturt Haaga Gallery at the Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, CA (curated by John David O'Brien)


Size Matters, Low Gallery, San Diego, CA (curated by Gordon Stettinius)

FRAGMENT, New Wight Gallery UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Kevin Buzzell, Martyna Szczesna, and Paul Mpagi Sepuya)

ABSTRACT, Filter Photo Festival, Filter Space, Chicago, IL (curated by Debora Klomp Ching)

Sampled, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA (curated by Anita Bunn)

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