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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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.  Considering these notions of individual and social development, Thompson maintains a rigorous practice at multiple institutions that includes educational and curatorial 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 University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Instructor, Graduate Sculpture Studio (2013-Present)

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

Instructor, Graduate Thesis Writing Project (2012-Present)

Lecturer, Graduate Seminar in Visual Culture Studies (Spring & Fall 2012)

The Pennsylvania State University, Abington College, Abington, PA

Lecturer, Introduction to the Visual Arts (2010-Present)

Instructor, Introduction to Drawing (2009-Present)

Instructor, Independent Study: Basic Wood Construction (2011)

Instructor, Independent Study: Visual Communication and Healing in Haiti (2010)

Burlington County College, Pemberton, NJ

Lecturer, Introduction to the Visual Arts (2011-Present)

Instructor, Drawing I Introduction to Drawing (2010-2012)

Instructor, Drawing II Advanced Drawing (2010)

Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

Instructor, Basic Drawing (2010-2011)

Instructor, Advanced Drawing for Teens (2010)

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

Education Assistant and Visitor Services Representative (2004-2005)

Pemberton, NJ (Fall 2010- Present)

 

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

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, and Penn State Abington College Gallery, Abington, PA.

Making Place, Woodland Gallery, Penn State Abington College, Abington, 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

CURATORIAL EXPERIENCE

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

2010 The University of the Arts Graduate Program President’s Award
2010 Finalist, 2010 Fleischer Wind Challenge.
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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