Steven Christopher Thompson (b. 1967, Greenville, SC) American Artist
After receiving undergraduate degrees in Literature, Classical Languages and Art from the College of Charleston (Charleston, SC) in 1991, Thompson received an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Georgia (Athens,GA) in 1995. In 1999, Thompson received an MFA in Sculpture and Mixed Media from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).
Thompson taught academic and studio courses at the University of Georgia from 2001-2006, including a term at the University’s Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. In 2008, Thompson taught a graduate seminar in special topics at Parsons School of Art and Design, The New School (New York, NY).
Since his debut solo show in New York in 2004 at Kenny Schachter's West Village gallery, conTEMPorary, Thompson has developed a reputation as a quixotic and visionary artist, a style by turns intricately detailed and obsessive, devotional and esoteric. Thompson's work has been featured in numerous exhibitions and venues in the US and abroad, including The Armory International Exhibition and Miami/Basel with Rove, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Kate Werble Gallery, and The Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, among others.
Currently, Thompson is represented by English Kills Gallery in Brooklyn and teaches a seminar course at The Oracle Club, a salon for artists and writers in Long Island City, Queens.
Thompson is a member in good standing of the Fluorescent Mineral Society.
PAINTING BY JENNA GRIBBON
English Kills Art Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
Abrons Art Center. New York, NY
Honey Ramka. Brooklyn, NY
Whether Again Gallery English Kills Art Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
English Kills Art Gallery. Brooklyn, NY windGAP. Miami, FL
English Kills Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
Starr Space. Brooklyn, NY
Kate Werble Gallery. New York, NY
ATHICA. Athens, GA
English Kills Gallery. Solo. Brooklyn, NY
Scope Art Fair. English Kills Gallery. New York, NY
Babel Art Gallery. Trondheim, NORWAY
Finnish Academy of Fine Arts. Contemporary Gallery. Helsinki, FINLAND
Parlour. Brooklyn, NY
Elizabeth Foundation For The Arts. New York, NY
Possible Projects. Brooklyn, NY
North Burial Ground. Providence, RI
The Explorer’s Club. New York, NY
Scope Art Fair. Rule Gallery. New York, NY
Iron Gate Gallery. Austin, TX
Vertex List. Brooklyn, NY
Art Basel/Miami Beach. Rove. Basil, CH - Miami Beach, FL
University of the South. Sewanee, TN
Rhodes College. Memphis, TN
Armory International Exhibition. ROVE New York/London. New York, NY
Rove/conTEMPorary. Solo. New York, NY
Fugitive Projects. Solo. Nashville, TN
Liceo Classico. Cortona, ITALY
White Cube. Philadelphia, PA
REM. 'Monster' Tour. Assistant Artist. International
REM. 'Red, Hot and Blue'. Assistant Artist. MTV