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EDUCATION

2016

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

2010

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

2009

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

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

2017 The Maple Terrace Artist Residency Program (Inaugural AiR October-December), Brooklyn, NY

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

2016 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

2015 Boom Gallery Fellowship (June), Cincinnati, OH

FSU Exceptional Opportunity Award, FSU

2014 Andy McLaughlin Memorial Endowment, FSU

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2019

(forthcoming) TBA: Brittany Ham and Elise Thompson, Mantle Art Space, San Antonio, TX

2018

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

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

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)

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2018

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

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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)

2012

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)

2011

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)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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

Lecture and Writing Courses:

Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (in-person), Art and the Environment (online lecture), Contemporary Art as Mirror (online lecture): In-person and E-Series, Humanities and Cultural Practice, and Scholarship In Practice in art history. Includes weekly Modules/discussion boards and 3 CMS formatted research quality papers. Final project includes a visual presentation to accompany the formal paper on an original analysis.

Foundational, Intermediate, and Advanced Studio Courses:

Drawing Foundations, Figure Painting, Experimental Painting, Advanced Painting

Aug. 2016-Dec. 2018: Mill Street D11, Studio Manager, Tallahassee, FL

Manages and maintains 3-4 studio artists at a time with space, equipment, studio meetings, public critiques, sublets, etc.

Mar. 2016-Mar. 2017: 621 Gallery, Co-Executive Director, Tallahassee, FL
Implemented/facilitated 621’s mission via strategic plan, exhibitions, programs, public outreach, fundraising, etc. Development and oversight of budget, curation, exhibition design, art handling/installation, educational programming/internships, and special events and performances

Aug. 2015-May 2016: Florida State University, Visiting Artist Committee, Tallahassee, FL

Academic year 2015-16: coordinating graduate studio visits, moderating group critiques, evaluating nominees, and securing confirmations for the following year

Jan. 2014-Jan. 2015: Working Method Contemporary, Gallery Director, Tallahassee, FL

Exhibition planning/design, art handling/installation, and PR for FSU’s MFA gallery in collaboration with Social Media Director and Graphic Designer to maintain website and social media presence

Jun. 2013-Aug. 2013, Jun. 2014-Aug. 2014, & Jun. 2015-Aug. 2015: ArtWorks Cincinnati, Teaching Artist, Cincinnati, OH

Led teams of 12 young adults ages 15-21 with two other instructors in facilitating large-scale outdoor painted murals: “Energy and Grace” after artist Kim Krause in 2013, “Heroes in Color” for teacher free-store Crayons to Computers 2014, and the Samuel Adams Brewing History mural in 2015.  Instructed in techniques of painting, color mixing, and task management

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

Worked w/ exhibiting artists/foundations, visiting and in-house curatorial teams in installation/de-installation, handling and packing, dry wall fabrication, electrical installation/wiring, loan checklists, etc.

Jun. 2011-Sept. 2011, Apr. 2012-Dec. 2012: Cincinnati Art Museum, Registration Internship, Cincinnati, OH

Managed curatorial files, historical documents, and collection inventory e.g. accession statuses, storage/gallery locations, and loans. Art storage problem-solving, art courier, art handling, photo documentation, and interdepartmental projects

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2019

Friend of the Artist Vol. 8 Interview with Taylor O. Thomas, Print and Digital, US http://www.friendoftheartist.com/blogs/elise-thompson

Hayes, Melissa, Alternate Dimensions at Miller Gallery presents whimsical creations in an all-female exhibition, Charleston City Paper, Feb. 2019 https://bit.ly/2SCKiy1

2018

Miller Gallery Features Fresh Work and Faces in “Alternate Dimensions”. Holy City Sinner, Dec. 2018, https://bit.ly/2MOf6qh

2017

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, https://www.soupexperimental.com/written

2016

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

2015

Hedges, Joe. Amiable Strangers: Paintings by Elise Thompson and Nathan Weikert,                       Boom Gallery, July 2015 http://boomgallery.us/?p=299

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

2013

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

2012

Redder, Maxwell. Stand-In God, AEQAI Journal of Critical thinking and Review in Contemporary Art, July 29, 2012

2011

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