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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




Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center

International Sculpture Center Student Award Nomination

Mary Ola Reynolds Miller Endowed Graduate Scholarship in Visual Arts, Florida State University


FSU Exceptional Opportunity Award, Florida State University

Andy McLaughlin Memorial Endowment, Florida State University


FSU Graduate Grant, FSU CVATD, Florida State University

Andy McLaughlin Memorial Endowment, Florida State University



(forthcoming) Title TBA, Two-Person Show w/ Scott Bell, 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 and Elise Thompson, Oglesby Gallery, Tallahassee, FL


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


Eidolons, Edison Community College, Piqua, OH




(forthcoming) Traditions: Compounded, Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC


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)



The Maple Terrace Artist Residency Program (Inaugural A-i-R Oct.-Dec), Brooklyn, NY

The Wassaic Artist Residency (June) Wassaic, NY


Vermont Studio Center (July), Johnson, VT


Boom Gallery Fellowship and Residency (June), Cincinnati, OH



Aug. 2017-Present: Mill Street D11, Studio Manager, Tallahassee, FL

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

Jan. 2015-Present: Florida State University, Instructor of Record in Foundations, Tallahassee, FL

Figure Painting (studio), Experimental Painting (studio), Drawing Foundations (studio), Contemporary Art and Design Foundations (lecture), Art and the Environment (online lecture), Contemporary Art as Mirror (online lecture)

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

Administration for all gallery operations, programs, and exhibitions. Pursuing, with the Board of Directors, the 621 mission through exhibitions, programs, public outreach, and fundraising; development and oversight of the budget; developing and implementing educational programming and internships; oversight of exhibitions, events, and Strategic Plan.

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

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

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

Responsibilities including but not limited to for exhibition calendar, 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 a team of 12 young adults between the ages of 15-21 with two other instructors in facilitating a 9 story, outdoor painted mural after artist Kim Krause in 2013, an original design for Cincinnati’s teacher free-store Crayons to Computers in Bond Hill in 2014, and the Samuel Adams Brewing History mural in 2015.  Instructed in techniques of painting and managed assigned tasks to youths.

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

Worked closely with exhibiting artists/artist foundations, visiting curators, and in-house curatorial team in the installation/de-installation of exhibitions, handling and packing of art, dry wall fabrication, electrical installation/wiring, etc.

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

Managed and organized 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 special projects with other departments



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