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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

2021

DNA Artist Residency (July), Provincetown, MA

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

2020

DNA Artist Residency (September), Provincetown, MA

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, TWO, AND THREE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2022

(forthcoming) Cntrl [Alt] Self, curated by Allison Westerfield, Westobou Gallery, Augusta, GA

2021

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

2020

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

2019

Below Ground/Above Ground, Also Gallery, https://alsogallery.com/elisethompson/

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

2021

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

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

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

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

2020

Shapeshifters, Terrain Gallery (online during COVID-19), Spokane, WA https://www.terrainspokane.com/gallery-2 (curated by Joe Hedges)

home:body, Distance Gallery, http://www.distancegallery.com/exhibitions/exhibition-homebody/ (curated by Shayna Cohn)

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

2019

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) 

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

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

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2022

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

2021

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

2020

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

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 

2018

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

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

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

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