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Andrew K. THOMPSON


BIO

Andrew K. Thompson lives and works in Riverside California. Thompson holds a MFA degree 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. His interest in authenticity and materiality has led him to create palpable, sculptural photo-objects. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States. He has been included in exhibitions at the Parish Museum of Art, Bravura Gallery, Supreme Trading, Ad Hoc Gallery, Alan Klotz Gallery, Samson Projects, Shosana Wayne Gallery, Torrance Art Museum, Projector Projects, Pomona Packing Plant, National Orange Show Art Gallery, the Art Exchange Long Beach and the Offramp Gallery. His images have been published in Elle Magazine, Urban Italia, Rhythm Magazine, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, and Artvoices. He has written for Artvoices and Dotphotozine. He has received the Taewoong and Soonja Oh Kim Scholarship, the Maloof Scholarship, the Office of Student Research Grant, Associated Students Incorporated Travel Grant and the President’s Outstanding Team Award from California State University, San Bernardino.

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EDUCATION

MFA in Studio Art and Design, California State University, San Bernardino, 2015

Art Business Certificate Degree, New York University, New York, NY, May 2010

BFA, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA, May 1997

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018     

2017      Grey is the Color of Theory, Clara & Allen Gresham Art Gallery at San Bernardino

Valley College, CA (two-person show with Sapira Cheuk)

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

AIPAD Photo Fair, Klotz Gallery Booth, New York, NY

TRANS, SPACE Gallery – Claremont, CA (two-person show with Michelle Cade.

Curated by Thomas McGovern)

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

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

Classic Photographs Los Angeles, Alan Klotz Booth, Los Angeles, CA

Photo LA, Gallery 1/1

2016      Land of the Smokes: Landscapes and Los Angeles, Last Projects, Los Angeles, CA

(curated by Mario Vasquez)

Change Is Gonna Come, Avenue 50 Studio, Los Angeles, CA

Hot Topic: A Photographic Response to Climate Change, Gallery 1/1, Seattle, WA

(curated by Dan Shepherd)

Los Angeles Pop-up, Gallery 1/1, Burbank, CA (curated by Dan Shepherd)

Woven, Sturt Haaga Gallery at the Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, CA (curated

by John David O'Brien)

AIPAD Photo Fair, Klotz Gallery Booth, New York, NY

REFLECTIONS, National Orange Show Art Gallery, San Bernardino, CA

Classic Photographs Los Angeles, Klotz Gallery Booth, Los Angeles, CA

All or Nothing, SPACE Gallery, Pomona, CA (curated by LIFEWORK)

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)

               The Altered Landscape, FOTOSEPTIEMBRE, Clamp Light Artist Studio & Gallery, San Antonio, TX        (curated by Tom Turner)

               GLAMFA 2015, California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

               stepFORWARD, CB1-G Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Annie Buckley)

               BOTANICA: all things plant life, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA (Juried by Ken Harman and       MacKenzie Stevens)

               Open Process: Contemporary Art from the MFA world, 300 S Thomas St, Pomona, CA

               Light Sensitive, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, San Bernardino, CA (Solo      Exhibition)

               AIPAD Photo Fair, Klotz Gallery Booth, New York, NY

5x10: Contemporary, Art Exchange, Long Beach, CA (Curated by Jorge Mujica)

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

Recent Photographs, Gallery 106, San Bernardino, CA (Solo Exhibition)

Vessels, The Gallery at The Downtown Center, Pomona, CA (curated by Diego Irigoyen)

2014      Gallery Tally, Área: Lugar de Proyectos in Caguas, Puerto Rico, (curated by Micol Hebron)

Being Here and There, Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA (curated by Sant Khalsa)

i:23 project Yokohama Triennial, Gallery Lara Tokyo, Tokyo Japan

Community Mural, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA

I:Empire, Space Gallery, Pomona, CA

Dog Days Of Summer, Bushwick Community Darkroom, Brooklyn, NY

Tiny Thoughts, CAA Student Gallery, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

(en) Gendered (in) Equity-The Gallery Poster Project, ForYourArt, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Micol Hebron

2013      Penetrating the Veil, Gallery 106, San Bernardino, CA (Solo Exhibition)

¡Salud!, Gallery 106, San Bernardino, CA

Transduction: Eight as One, National Orange Show Art Gallery, San Bernardino, CA

Nothing Heavy, LGT! / Pomona Packing Plant, Pomona, CA

Video Night, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Leg Room, Projector Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Camera-less Photography, Within Radius, Riverside, CA

Chroma Wraps, Arts Connections, San Bernardino, CA

2012      Dot Photo Show, New York Deli, Pomona, CA

FUGA, Gallery 106, San Bernardino, CA

Art and Activism, CalArts Main Gallery, Valencia, CA

2011      Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Chain Letter, Samson Projects Gallery, Boston, MA

Inaugural Show, CONCORD, Los Angeles, CA

2010      The Coming of Spring, Alan Klotz Gallery, New York, NY

2009      Cosa Nostra (Our Thing), Alan Klotz Gallery, New York, NY

2007      Cross Roads, Ad Hoc Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Works on Paper, Bravura Gallery, Southampton, NY

Hot Shots, Parish Museum of Art, Southampton, NY

The Saskatchewan Sasquatch Discovery, JUNTO, Brooklyn, NY

Group Show, SMITH, Southampton, NY

Industrial Natural, Supreme Trading, Brooklyn, NY

2006      Love All Night, Media Borough, Philadelphia, PA

The Fun Art Show, Sputnik, Brooklyn, NY

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2017      The National Orange Show Citrus Fair Photography Exhibition, The National Orange

Show, San Bernardino, CA

2016      The National Orange Show Citrus Fair Photography Exhibition, The National Orange

Show, San Bernardino, CA

2014      The Mysterious Burial Mask: Information and Evidence, The Robert and Frances

Fullerton Museum of Art, San Bernardino, CA

Highland House Sound Exhibition, The Highland House, Upland, CA

2011      We Got Next, Untitled Art Projects, Los Angeles, CA

2006      The Fun Art Show, Sputnik, Brooklyn, NY

 

VIDEO SCREENINGS

2015      Drowning My Fears, S11, San Bernardino, February 10, 11 & 12

2014      Being Here and There Video Night, MOAH Lancaster, December 11

 

PUBLISHED PROJECTS/ARTICLES

2017      At what point does a photo become a photo?, Analog4you.de, April

2016      Reflections on Review, Santa Fe Photographs, Dotphotozine, November

A Pictorial Reminiscence of the 2016 SPE National Conference, Dotphotozine, April              

What’s your piece of candy? International Photography Annual 3, published by Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center

2015      Mark Jenkins: Still Life, Artvoices Magazine, Winter Issue

               Christopher Paul Dean: A Serious Game, Artvoices Magazine, Fall Issue

               John Christian Anderson: The Disorder of Everyday Life, Artvoices Magazine, Summer Issue

               Paris Photo LA and Photo Independent, Dotphotozine, May

               Be Still – Kristin Bedford, Dotphotozine, March

Constructed Masculinity: Amy Elkins and Jona Frank at the De SotoGallery, Dotphotozine,                         Feburary

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

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

2014      MFA in L.A., Artvoices Magazine, Fall Issue

Unrestricted Energy! RobRoy Chalmers & Stephanie Hargrave, Artvoices Magazine, Fall Issue

Systems and Structures: Joanna Szupinska-Myers at the California Museum of Photography Dotphotzine, July

Digital Equivalence, Dotphotzine, April

Society for Photographic Education 51st Annual Conference, Dotphotzine, March

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

Performances by La Pocha Nostra and Alejandra Herrera at Human Resources, LA, Dotphotzine, October

New Game in Town, Dotphotozine, February

Communicating with the real Lisa Levy, Artvoices, March - April

2012      Editor’s Letter, Guest Editor, Artvoices, December - January

Doubling Down in Chinatown, Artvoices, October – November

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017      KVC_aRts, 91.9 KVCR Wednesday, August 16

2016      Real Art…Real Talk, Episode One, Guest Reviewer 

2015      Westerbeck, Colin, THE HERE AND NOW, FROM A TO Z: Contemporary Landscape

Photography at MOAH, Artillery Magazine, March Issue (Critical Review)

Nickel, Larissa, Being Here and There: Ambiguous Boundaries and Contested Terrains,

KCET Artbound, January 7 (Critical Review)

2014      Team Life! A view from inside, Artvoices, Fall Issue (Photography Credit)

Life Imitates Art: A Conversation with Alba Francesca, Artvoices, Summer Issue (Photography Credit)

2013      Shannon, Joy, Erratic Impulses, Inland Empire Weekly, October 10 (Critical Review)

Wagley, Catherine, Five Artsy Things to Do in L.A. This Week, From Tap Dancing Ruined Billboards, L.A. Weekly, July (Article)

Featured Cover Artist, Dotphotozine, May - June (Photography Credit)

2011      The Buddy HollyCo$t, CKUT 90.3 FM Montreal, July (Featured Artist)

Weekend Update with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live, May (Lead Headline)

2009      Single In New York, Time Out New York, September (Photography Credit)

New Low York, Urban Italia, (Featured Artist)

2007      Feather Dustup, Time Out New York, November - December (Article)

Butik, ELLE, (Photography Credit)

2001      Mike Bordin, Rhythm Magazine, (Photography Credit)

 

ARTIST LECTURES

2016      Artist Presentation, California State University, Northridge

2015      2015 graduating MFA Presentations, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, San

Bernardino, CA, May 7

2014      Time Interwoven, The Society for Photographic Education West - Regional Conference, November 15

2013      Transduction: Eight as One, National Orange Show Art Gallery, October 12

 

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

2014      Maloof Scholarship

Community Foundation Scholarship

2013      President's Outstanding Team Award, Arts and Music Festival, California State University, San Bernardino

2012      Taewoong and Soonja Oh Kim Scholarship

 

PUBLIC PROJECTS & OTHER ACTIVITIES

Punk Rock Pillow Fight (P.R.P.F.), Founder/Master of Ceremonies, 2005 - Present

2014      P.R.P.F. XIV: Battle of Berdo, San Bernardino, CA

2013      P.R.P.F. XIII: The Exploding Feathered Inevitable, Pomona, CA

P.R.P.F. XII: Soft Opening, San Bernardino, CA

2012      P.R.P.F. IX, X, XI: Big Trouble in Little China, Chinatown Summer Nights,

Los Angeles, CA

P.R.P.F. VIII: The Golden Pillow, Pieter Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA

2011      Pillow Fight World Cup, presented by Punk Rock Pillow Fight and Austrian Pillow

Fight League, The Warsaw Polish House, Brooklyn, NY

2008      P.R.P.F. VII: Lover’s Rock, Santos Party House, New York, NY

P.R.P.F. VI: Takes Manhattan! Santos Party House, New York, NY

P.R.P.F. V: Full Circle, 345 Eldert St. Rooftop, Brooklyn, NY

P.R.P.F. IV: Memorial Day Meltdown, The Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

P.R.P.F. III: Valentine’s Day Edition, The Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY

2007      P.R.P.F. II: Hundred-Dollar Challenge, The Silent Barn, Brooklyn, NY

2005      P.R.P.F.: Genesis, 345 Eldert St. Rooftop, Brooklyn, NY

 

Incredibly Strange Wrestling (I.S.W.), Professional Wrestler 1997 - 2006

Notable Tours and Festivals:

2006      Virgin Festival, Baltimore, MD

2005      Sasquatch Festival, George, WA

2003      Deconstruction Tour, 18 locations throughout Europe

2001      Vans Warped Tour, 38 locations throughout United States and Canada

1999      Live 105 B.F.D. Music Festival, Mountain View, CA

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

College Art Association, 2012 - present

The Society for Photographic Education, 2013 – present

Arts Connection, 2014 – present

Golden Key International Honor Society, 2013 – present

Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, 2014 – present

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017      Lecturer, PHOTO 10 – Beginning Analog Photography (instructor of record), Fall

Semester, Chaffey College

Lecturer, ART 291 – Beginning Digital Photography (instructor of record), Spring

Quarter, California State University, San Bernardino

Lecturer, PHOTO 10 – Beginning Analog Photography (instructor of record), Spring

Semester, Chaffey College

Lecturer, ART 291 – Beginning Digital Photography (instructor of record), Winter

Quarter, California State University, San Bernardino

Lecturer, PHOTO 10 – Beginning Analog Photography (instructor of record), Winter

Semester, Chaffey College

2016      Lecturer, PHOTO 10 – Beginning Analog Photography (instructor of record), Fall

Semester, Chaffey College

Lecturer, ART 291 – Beginning Digital Photography (instructor of record), Fall

Quarter, California State University, San Bernardino

Lecturer, ART 290 – Beginning Analog Photography (instructor of record), Spring

               Quarter, California State University, San Bernardino

               Lecturer, ART 291 – Beginning Digital Photography (instructor of record), Winter

               Quarter, California State University, San Bernardino

2015      Lecturer, ART 291 – Beginning Digital Photography (instructor of record), Fall

               Quarter, California State University, San Bernardino

               Lecturer, ART 291 – Beginning Digital Photography (instructor of record), Winter Quarter, California State University, San Bernardino

Teaching Artist, Art Theory and Practice, Winter Quarter, California Institution for Men, Chino

2014      Teaching Artist, Curating and Exhibition Design, Fall Quarter, California Institution for Men, Chino

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Professor Tom McGovern, ART 291/386 – Beginning

Digital Photography/Digital Photography, Spring Quarter, California State University, San Bernardino

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Professor Emerita Sant Khalsa, ART 492 – Advanced

Photography, Winter Quarter, California State University, San Bernardino

2013      Graduate Teaching Assistant for Assistant Professor Annie Buckley, ART 520 –

Contemporary Art, Theory and Criticism, Fall Quarter, California State University, San Bernardino

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1997–present     Freelance photographer, Clients have included Safeway Grocery Store,

Gottschalks, Macy’s, Mervyn’s department stores, Oshkosh B’gosh clothing,

Village Voice, Time Out New York, Elle Magazine, Rhythm Magazine, Artvoices

Magazine, Charlie James Gallery, and the Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum

of Art

2012–present    Freelance Art Writer, Artvoices Magazine, Dotphotozine, De Soto Gallery, CMay

Galley, Responsible for conducting interviews, writing features, reviews, and

press releases.

2011–present    Photographer, Martin Lawrence Gallery, CA. Responsibilities include

photographing and color correcting 2D and 3D artwork for auction catalogue and

artist raisonné. Equipment used: Phase One P20 medium format digital camera

back, Cambo 4x5 view camera, Capture One Pro imaging software, and

Speedotron strobe units.

2012-13               Weekly Podcast Host, Ask Andrew Anything, GYST Radio, CA. Responsibilities

included securing guests and interviewing artists about their creative practice.

2009-11               Collection Registrar, Artist Pension Trust (APT Global) NY. Responsibilities

included receiving invested artwork, conducting condition reports, photographing

artwork for records, packing and storing artwork to museum standards.

2008-13               Preparator, Alan Klotz Gallery, Murray Guy, OH-WOW, Roseark, NY & LA.

Responsibilities included preparing gallery exhibitions, home installations,

packing and shipping artwork.

2009-11               Art Handler, Surround Art, Racine Berkow Associate. Responsibilities packing

and storing artwork in climate control warehouse as well as transporting crated

and uncrated artwork locally and throughout the local region