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Photographer / Artist / Alchemist

Andrew K. Thompson is an artist and educator working in Southern California. His lifelong relationship with photography has inspired him to earn 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 at the California Museum of Photography, The Center for Fine Art Photography, the Klotz Gallery, Gallery 1/1, and the AIPAD photography show.

 

While on this journey, he has traveled the world as a member of Incredibly Strange Wrestling, was the founder and M.C. of Punk Rock Pillow Fight, and is a competitive BMX racer with a viral video about a frozen asparagus camera.

 

Musings on his work have appeared on Saturday Night Live, Norwegian television, Montreal Radio, Fox 5 News, Time Out New York, Maxim Radio, and KVC_aRts.

 

Text about his projects has appeared in New York Magazine, the Huffington Post, The Village Voice, L.A.Weekly, Artillery Magazine, and KCET Artbound.

 

His images have appeared in the catalog for ​In the Sunshine of Neglect: Defining Photographs and Radical Experiments in Inland

Southern California, 1950 to the Present, Dotphotozine, The Hand Magazine cover issue #19, and was a featured post on @AIPADphoto Instagram account page.

 

He has written for Artvoices and Dotphotozine. 

 

Thompson is the co-founder of The Little Gallery of San Bernardino.

 

His website is www.AndrewKThompson.art.

Contact him at AndrewKThompsonArt [at] gmail dot com

@Andrew_K_Thompson on Instagram

Education 

2015

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

2010

Certificate Degree in Art Business, New York University, NY

1997

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

Selected Exhibitions

2021

2019

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)

2018

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)

2017

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)

2016

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)

2015

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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