H. John Thompson

LINK TO WEBSITE: www.hjohnthompson.com

The Trevose Project. 2009

PREVIOUS NAPOLEON EXHIBTIONS

Solo Exhibition: Other Pieces of Spaces

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Coordinated Exhibition: Kris Strawser: Switch

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Curated Exhibition: Tasha Lewis: The Herd

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BACKGROUND

H. John Thompson was born in 1979 in Bucks County, PA.  He continues to live and work in Bucks County and Philadelphia.  Inspired by the vernacular culture of 20th Century industrial labor practices, Thompson integrates his family’s verbal history as he continually revisits his own childhood through his work.

EDUCATION

MFA  Studio Art.  (2009) The University of the Arts.  Philadelphia, PA

BA Integrative Arts. (2004) Penn State Abington College. Abington, PA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The Pennsylvania State University, Abington College, Abington, PA

Lecturer, Art (2009 – Present)

Exhibitions Coordinator and Fabrication Studio Coordinator (2013-Present)

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Instructor, Graduate Studies (2012-Present)

Coordinator, President’s Office Exhibitions (2013-2014)

Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Instructor, Foundations Sculpture (2013)

Burlington County College, Pemberton, NJ

Lecturer, Art (2010 – 2013)

Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

Instructor, Basic Drawing (2010-2011)

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

Education Assistant and Visitor Services Representative (2004-2005)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND AFFILIATIONS

Napoleon Artist Collective, Founding Member (2011-Present)

Philadelphia Magic Gardens, ART/GAGE Committee (2013)

Please Touch Museum, Artist Residency Jury (2012)

LECTURES

Bucks County Community College, Visiting Artist (2012)

Tyler School of Art, Foundations Lecture Series, Visiting Artist (2010)

The University of the Arts, Art in Society Graduate Seminar, Visiting Artist (2009)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012       

Other Pieces of Spaces, Napoleon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009

Dave and Jim, The University of the Arts Hamilton Platforms Public Art Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

2005 

Negative Spaces, Penn State Abington College, Abington, PA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014

The Woodmere Annual 73rd Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, PA

2013

COLLECTION, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

“Art Unleashed” Charity Sale and Fundraiser, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012       

“Art Now” Germantown Academy Gallery, Fort Washington, PA

There’s a Place, Hicks Art Center Gallery, Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA. Curated by Sarah McEneaney

2011      

Making Place, President’s Gallery, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2010

Penn State Abington Faculty Art Exhibition, Penn State Abington College, Abington, PA

2009

Graduate Thesis Exhibition,The University of the Arts, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

“Dave and Jim”  The University of the Arts Hamilton Platforms Public Art Initiative, Philadelphia, PA

Penn State Abington Alumni Art Exhibition, Penn State Abington College, Abington, PA

2008

WIP Show, The University of the Arts, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

“New Faces” Emerging Philadelphia Artists, City Hall, Philadelphia, PA

2007

WIP Show, The University of the Arts, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Inaugural Penn State Abington Alumni Art Exhibition, Penn State Abington College, Abington, PA

COLLECTIONS

Abington Art Center Sculpture Park, Abington, PA

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

2014 “Faculty Collections” The University of the Arts President’s Office Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014 “Switch” by Kris Strawser, Napoleon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012 “Big and Little” Charity Exhibition and Sale to Benefit BBBS of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Napoleon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012 “The Herd” by Tasha Lewis, Napoleon Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

AWARDS

2014 Maybelle Longstreet Prize, 73rd Woodmere Annual Juried Exhibition

2010 & 2013 Finalist, Fleischer Wind Challenge.

2010 The University of the Arts Graduate Program President’s Award

2009 The Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Nomination

2007-09 The University of the Arts Merit Award

2004 Dean’s Collection Award of Penn State Abington College’s Annual Art Exhibition

2003 Deans Award: Two-Dimensional Work Penn State Abington College’s Annual Art Exhibition

1996 The Marie Walsh Sharp Art Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO

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