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Florida State University Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art, Tallahassee, FL


Northern Kentucky University, Bachelor of Fine Arts: Painting, Highland Heights, KY


KIIS Study Abroad via Murray State University, Advanced Photography, Professor Barry Andersen, Jean Monnet FIAP, Paris, France



(forthcoming) DNA Artist Residency (October), Provincetown, MA

(forthcoming) ChaNorth (August), Pine Plains, NY

Innovate Grant, Honorable Mention


DNA Artist Residency (July), Provincetown, MA

Stay Home Gallery and Residency (January), Paris, TN


DNA Artist Residency (September), Provincetown, MA


The Maple Terrace Artist Residency Program (Inaugural AiR October-December), Brooklyn, NY

The Wassaic Project Artist Residency (June), Wassaic, NY


Vermont Studio Center, with artist grant, (July), Johnson, VT

International Sculpture Center Student Award Nominee

Mary Ola Reynolds Miller Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Visual Arts, FSU


Boom Gallery Fellowship (June), Cincinnati, OH

FSU Exceptional Opportunity Award, FSU


Andy McLaughlin Memorial Endowment, FSU




Ctrl [Alt] Self, curated by Allison Westerfield, Westobou Gallery, Augusta, GA


Waiting Room, curated by Allison Westerfield, Laundromat Art Space, Miami, FL


Fun Baggage: Brittany Ham and Elise Thompson, Mantle Art Space, San Antonio, TX


Below Ground/Above Ground, Also Gallery,


Chunk: Scott Bell and Elise Thompson, 500 X Gallery, Dallas, TX

Portal 4: Cast Shadows and Feelings, SOUP Experimental and Cat Family Records, Tallahassee, FL


Threw It, Through It, SOUP Experimental, Tallahassee, FL


Squish Squish Pop Pop: Paintings by Scott Bell & Elise Thompson, Oglesby Gallery, Tallahassee, FL


Amiable Strangers: Painting by Elise Thompson & Nathan Weikert, Boom Gallery, Cincinnati, OH



Echoes of the Ancient, curated by Jacki Davis, Jolene Dosa, and Ambrus Gero, 56 Bogart Ste. 122, Brooklyn, NY

A Fluid and Emphatic Now, curated by Joshua Edward Bennett, Tinney Contemporary at Bobby Hotel, Nashville, TN

Collar Works’ Flat File 2021-’22, curated by Kate Mothes, Collar Works, Troy, NY, Online


Moody, curated by Deanna Evans Projects, Studio Archive Project, Online

IN THE WAKE OF SLUMBER, juried by Natalia Nakazawa, Paradice Palase, Brooklyn, NY

Mythopoeia, curated by Nathan Mullins, 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL


Shapeshifters, Terrain Gallery (online during COVID-19), Spokane, WA (curated by Joe Hedges)

home:body, Distance Gallery, (curated by Shayna Cohn)

Living Easy, Where The Sun Doesn’t Shine, BS Projects, Houston, TX (curated by Bret Shirley)


Ad Astra Per Aspera, The Wassaic Project: Maxon Mills, Wassaic, NY (curated by The Wassaic Project)

Soft Science, Abrams Claghorn Gallery, Albany, CA (curated by Chelsea Raflo)

Traditions: Compounded, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC

Alternate Dimensions, Miller Gallery, Charleston, SC

Salad Days, Young Space Online (curated by Kate Mothes) 


Excavations; Shindig, Mantle Art Space, San Antonio, TX (curated by Saralene Tapley)

F.P.O.V. (Female POV), MOTT NYC, Manhattan, NY (curated by Carlos E. Kempff Seleme)

Annual Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Fine Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL


Wassaic Project Open Studios, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

Utopia/Dystopia, Gallery 2, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

Annual Faculty Exhibition, Museum of Fine Art, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

The Figure: Interpreted Through Contemporary Mediums, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY


Water Hose Project Show, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

Fresh American Art, ArtMe Today, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Space Between You And Me, Museum of Fine Arts, MFA Thesis FSU, Tallahassee, FL

The Big Reveal, The Art Academy, Cincinnati, OH


Aqua Art Miami, Aqua Hotel, Miami, FL

Concrete Acquaintance, Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

Perspectives: Art, Liver Diseases, and Me, Reed Messe Congress Centre. Vienna, Austria

Art + Language, Phyllis Straus Gallery, Tallahassee, FL


Built, Working Method Contemporary, Tallahassee, FL

Last Friday, The Plant, Tallahassee, FL

10×10, Boom Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Shift, Thomas Deans Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

MAGENTA Show, Modern Makers at Niehoff Urban Studio, Cincinnati, OH


Material Witness, Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA (Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia)

Unsettled Bodies, Phoenix Center For The Arts, Phoenix, AZ (Juror Edna Dapo)


Fourth Annual Figurative Drawing and Painting Competition, Lore Degenstein Gallery, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA (Juror Amy Freeman)

Golden Ticket, Clifton Cultural Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH (Jurors Aaron Betsky, Tina Tammaro, and Anthony Luensman)

The History of the Universe Part One: In the Beginning, Museum Gallery/Gallery Museum, Cincinnati, OH (curated by Chris Reeves)

Bluegrass Biennial, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY (Juror Becky Alley)


More is More, Lexington Art League’s Loudoun House, Lexington, KY (Juror Melissa                                 Vandenberg)

Lady Parts, Southgate House Gallery, Newport, KY

Artists of the 21st Century, West Tennessee Regional Art Center, Humbolt, TN (Juror Andrea D. Rudloff)



Aug. 2021-Present: Chashama, Space to Create Manager, New York, NY

Mar. 2019-Present: Freelance, Studio Art, Research, and Administrative Assistant, New York, NY

Jan. 2017-Present: Florida State University Department of Art, Instructor: Art and Humanities, Remote

Lecture and Writing Courses:

Art and the Environment and Contemporary Art as Mirror: E-Series courses in Cultural Practice and Scholarship In Practice in art history.

Jan. 2015-Dec. 2018: Florida State University Department of Art, Instructor of Record, Tallahassee, FL 

Foundational, Intermediate, and Advanced Studio Courses:

Drawing Foundations, Figure Painting, Experimental Painting, Advanced Painting, Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (lecture and writing).

Aug. 2016-Jan. 2019: Mill Street D11, Studio Manager, Tallahassee, FL

Mar. 2016-Mar. 2017: 621 Gallery, Co-Executive Director, Tallahassee, FL

Summer of 2013, 2014, and 2015: ArtWorks Cincinnati, Teaching Artist, Cincinnati, OH

Sept. 2011-Jun. 2013: Contemporary Arts Center, Preparator/Registrar, Cincinnati, OH

Jun. 2011-Dec. 2012: Cincinnati Art Museum, Assistant to Registrar, Cincinnati, OH




Interview: Elise Thompson’s Otherworldly Abstract Dioramas, Innovate Grant, Jan. 2022


Nolan, Joe, Bobby and Tinney Contemporary Team Up for A Fluid & Emphatic Now, Nashville Scene, Nov. 2021

Mullins, Nathan, Mythopoeia, limited ed. book to accompany the exhibition, designed by Drum Machine Productions, Print, Apr. 2021


Artists To Watch | Elise Thompson: Transparency And Ambiguity, VAST Magazine, Issue 1, Digital and Print, Aug. 2020

Meet the Women Behind 2020’s New Lines Alleyway Murals, ArtWorks Cincinnati, Oct. 2020


Friend of the Artist Vol. 8 Interview with Taylor O. Thomas, Print and Digital, US

Hayes, Melissa, Alternate Dimensions at Miller Gallery presents whimsical creations in an all-female exhibition, Charleston City Paper, Feb. 2019 


Miller Gallery Features Fresh Work and Faces in “Alternate Dimensions. Holy City Sinner, Dec. 2018


ArtWorks Cincinnati, Transforming Cincinnati: How a Decade of ArtWorks Murals Changed People and Communities Forever, Orange Frazer Press, December 2017

DeBlasio, Victoria, VICTORIA DEBLASIO on Elise Thompson’s Threw It Through It, SOUPmedia, April 2017


New American Paintings #124 South, Juror Emily Stamey, June/July 2016


Hedges, Joe. Amiable Strangers: Paintings by Elise Thompson and Nathan Weikert, Boom Gallery, July 2015

Seda-Reeder, Maria. Art: Amiable Strangers: Paintings by Elise Thompson and Nathan Weikert, CityBeat,

July 22, 2015

Lauw, Haley. Things That Matter, limited edition lexicon to accompany the work of Haley Lauw


Grissom, Harriette. Review: Irony overshadows angst, humor edges anger in show of women artists at Agnes Scott, Arts ATL, October 17, 2013


Redder, Maxwell. Stand-In God, AEQAI Journal of Critical thinking and Review in Contemporary Art,

July 29, 2012


Morris, Matt. Lady Parts, CityBeat, June 2011, p15