About Andrew

"Early in the pandemic lockdown, Andrew K. Thompson commenced a set of images under the title Chemical Landscapes – Scarring Land & Time. The photographs depict “an apocalyptic vision of nature’s future,” he states. Thompson is an imperfectionist. He cuts and punctures, stitches and stains. He does to photographs what mankind is doing to the planet. Thompson’s practice has a punk edge. Destruction as creation with metaphoric aims. His markers of scruffy inland Southern California—palm trees, power lines—are intentionally generic: a place, not this exact place. And his work contains a strong streak of environmental activism. “It’s no longer authentic to create pristine images of grand landscapes. That’s obvious. The actual landscapes are falling apart in front of us. On the other hand, if we’re already on the road to ruining everything, there’s an intense freedom in that.” - Doug McCulloh, UCR/California Museum of Photography 

Dambrot, Shana Nys, Art in the plague year processes the experience, LA Weekly, 3/18/2021

Arlook, Debe, Classic Photographs Los Angeles 2019

Nonumental 1 -78 live feed, UCR Arts YouTube Channel, Feb - April 2019

Merino, Maydeen and Brennan, Natasha, New professor has eclectic history, La Verne Campus Times, 11/2018

Duncan, Maryjoy, Little Gallery shines klieg light on Inland Empire artistic talent, IECN, 11/2018

KVC-Arts, Rick Dulock in conversation with Andrew K. Thompson, 8/2017

Westerbeck, Colin, THE HERE AND NOW, FROM A TO Z: Contemporary Landscape Photography at MOAH, Artillery Magazine, 3/2015

Nickel, Larissa, Being Here and There: Ambiguous Boundaries and Contested Terrains, KCET Artbound, 1/2015 

“Cut, Punctured, Manipulated” SRO Photo Gallery, 2019

review about a recent group show in the Inland Empire Weekly. 10/10/13 

A brief write up in the LA Weekly 7/24/13

Punk Rock Pillow Fight in the Los Angeles Times 7/27/12

Pillow Fight World Cup in the Huffington Post 5/17/11

Pillow Fight World Cup in China Daily 5/19/2011

Andrew as guest on Alison Rosen Is Your New Best Friend 2/10/2010

Andrew as a guest on Maxim Radio 2009

By Andrew

Constructed Masculinity: Amy Elkins and Jona Frank at the De Soto Gallery, Dotphotozine, Feburary 2015

Scopophilia and Fatigue: Photo fairs of LA, Dotphotozine, January 2015

Donnie Molls: Beyond the Surface, Artvoices Magazine, Winter Issue 2014

Report from the Medium Festival of Photography, Dotphotzine, October 2014

Team Life!, Artvoices Magazine, September (photos) 2014

MFA in L.A, Artvoices Magazine, September  2014

Unrestricted Energy!, Artvoices Magazine, September 2014 

Digital Equivalence, Dotphotzine, April 2014

Society for Photographic Education 51st Annual Conference, Dotphotzine, 3/2014

Ask Andrew Anything on GYST Radio. Weekly 7/2012 to 4/22/2013

Questions of Faith: The Art of Nimai Kesten, Artvoices Magazine, December 2013

A review of La Pocha Nostra at Human Resources LA for Dotphotzine. 10/22/13

Andrew as Guest Editor for Artvoices Magazine. 12/2012

Andrew interviews gallery owner Charlie James in Artvoices Magazine.10/2012