The Art of P. Seth Thompson
appropriation artist



With influences ranging from pop culture, quantum physics, NASA, and digital anomalies, Thompson considers the image’s role in shaping the individual and the collective persona. Thompson received a BA in film and video from Georgia State University in 2005 and a MFA in photography from SCAD-Atlanta in 2012. From 2011-2013, he worked as curatorial assistant in the department of modern and contemporary art at the High Museum of Art. During this time, he assisted on a wide range of group and solo exhibitions including KAWS: Down Time, Rashid Johnson: Message To Our Folks, Picasso to Warhol, and Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913 >> 2013. Thompson has curated the group exhibition Racecar for the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Short Shorts: The Jump Cut at Whitespace Gallery, and Kiki Smith: Rituals for the High Museum of Art. He has taught photography and video at University of Georgia and Kennesaw State University.

Thompson's work has appeared in Art in AmericaArtsATLAtlanta Homes and LifestylesThe AtlantanBad at SportsBurnawayCreative LoafingOtherPeoplesPixels BlogOz Magazine, WABE, and the television series Satisfaction. In 2014, he was a finalist for the Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue Award and nominated for the John Gutman Photography Fellowship Award. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, China and France. Thompson’s work is in the permanent collection of Sir Elton John, the High Museum of Art, the Fulton County Arts Council, Museum of Contemporary Art-GA, the Tavistock Group, LLC, and many private collections.

Insufficient Data for an Image, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
P. Seth Thompson: Good Exposure, Arnall Golden Gregory, Atlanta, GA
This Message Has No Content, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
The Last One, Poem 88, Atlanta, GA
The Tannhauser Gate, Ontologic Solutions, Atlanta, GA

Art Papers 19th Annual Art Auction, Atlanta, GA
Photo–ADT Coming Image, Academy of Arts and Design of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China             
Art Papers 19th Annual Art Auction, Atlanta, GA
If Art Can Start a New Again, Lishui International Photography Festival, Lishui, China
Medium, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA
Art Papers 18th Annual Art Auction, Ponce City Market, Atlanta, GA
Contemporary Art Exhibition at ADAC, Atlanta, GA
Abstraction Today, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA
Atlas Restaurant, Atlanta, GA
Spectrum 2015-Live Art Auction & Gala, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
Atlanta Celebrates Photography 10th Annual Photography Auction, Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
J1: ATHICA's first juried exhibition, ATHICA, Athens, GA
Summer Salon, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
The Fifth Annual Exposure Photography Award(digital display), The Louvre Museum, Paris, France
Portalism: new moves from the 2014/15 Walthall Artist Fellows, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA
Burnaway 4th Annual Art Crush Auction, Abrams Fixture Building, Atlanta, GA 
Art Papers 16th Annual Art Auction, Bobo Intriguing Objects, Atlanta, GA
Shape of a Pocket: parallel thoughts in contemporary practice, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA 
Artfields, Lake City, SC
Art Papers 15th Annual Art Auction, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA 
100 at 100, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA
Flowers for You, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, NY
Talent Loves Company, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA
GroundFloor: 2011 Dashboard Exhibition #2, Edgewood district, Atlanta, GA
Silver and Ink, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Nature, Undisturbed, Dogwood Gallery, Tyrone, GA                                                       
Silver and Ink, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
SCAD-Atlanta Juried Photo Exhibition, Atlantic Station, Atlanta, GA 
F/18, Atlantic Station, Atlanta, GA
New Works, Emerging Art Scene, Atlanta, GA
We Are Going to Eat You, Mint Gallery, Atlanta, GA 
Aftermath, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Altered Aesthetics, Minneapolis, MN

Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Racecar, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA
Short Shorts: The Jumpcut, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Kiki Smith: Rituals, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Satisfaction. USA Networks, NYC. Television
Hawks Cay Resort & Villas, Duck Key, FL
Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA

Festival, Dalton, GA 
The N.E.W. Show!, Visual Arts Exchange, Raleigh, NC

Critique Leader, SCAD-Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Critique Leader, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Sandler Hudson Gallery artist talk, Atlanta, GA
All Those Moments, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA
This Conversation Has No Content,Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
SCAD-Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
The Last One, Poem 88, Atlanta, GA
The University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA
Southern Polytechnic State University, Atlanta, GA 

Logan Lockner, “The More I go over it, the more I see in it: Zuckerman Museum of Art’s ‘Medium.’”ArtsATL, Oct. 12, 2017.            
Nathan Sharatt, “Glitch-By-Number: Insufficient Data for a Conversation,” Burnaway, April 28, 2017.
Jeremy Abernathy, “‘Insufficient Data for an Image’–P. Seth Thompson at Sandler Hudson Gallery,” Burnaway, April 14, 2017.
Nicola Breslauer, “Short Shorts 2016: An Interview with P. Seth Thompson,” Oz Magazine, August 16, 2016.
Donna Mintz, “Forms of Abstraction at MOCA GA,” Burnaway.
Kimberly Binns, “Crush Cribs: P. Seth Thompson,” Burnaway(video), Atlanta, GA
Floyd Hall, "WonderRoot Podcast: P. Seth Thompson," BurnawayRadio(podcast), November 26, 2014. 
Creative Loafing, Cover, vol. 43, no. 28, November 2014.
Muriel Vega, “Art-Techstic Speech: How Technology Informs and Inspires 3 ATL Artists,” Creative Loafing, vol. 43, no. 28, November 2014. 35
Faith McClure, “P. Seth Thompson indulges in and questions our hyperdigitized reality, at Sandler Hudson,” ArtsATL, October 8, 2014.                
Dan Weiskopf, “Through Alien Eyes: P. Seth Thompson at Sandler Hudson”, Burnaway, September 25, 2014. 
Dr. Jerry Cullum, “Shape of a Pocket smart, engaging but also frustrating, at Sandler Hudson”, ArtsATL, September 2, 2014. 
Stephanie Dowda, “The Power of Two in The Shape of a Pocketat Sandler Hudson,” Burnaway, August 12, 2014. 
Stacia Yeapanis, “OtherPeoplesPixels interviews P. Seth Thompson,” 
OtherPeoplesPixels(blog), July 24, 2014. 
Cinque Hicks, “P. Seth Thompson at Poem 88”, ArtinAmerica, March 2014. 158
Meredith Kooi, “Cosmic Images and Inner Realities: P. Seth Thompson’s The Last One,” Bad at Sports: Contemporary Art Talk, December 26, 2013. 
Kate Abney, “Ones to Watch,” The Atlantan(Arts & Power Issue), December 2013. 95
Jill Frank, “Dodge & Burn: P. Seth Thompson”, BURNAWAY, July 15, 2013. 
Kate Sweeney, “Dashboard Co-op Brings Art to Unexpected Spaces,” WABE, July 26, 2012. 
Winston Ward, “Thompson’s Tannhäuser Gate Celebrates the Unknowable,” Burnaway, June 6, 2012. 
Debbie Michaud, “A few questions with photographer P. Seth Thompson,” Creative Loafing, May 16, 2012. 
Joanna Bledsoe, “The Bizarre and Beautiful World of Kiki Smith,”, November 2, 2011. 
Ann Nichols, “Festival 2011,” Chattanooga Times Free Press, September 11, 2011. E10

Walthall Artist Fellowship, Atlanta, GA
Finalist, John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award, San Francisco, CA
Finalist, Artadia: The Fund for Art & Dialogue, Brooklyn, NY
Finalist, The 5th annual Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, Atlanta, GA
Phenomenal Focus Scholarship: Excellence in Photography, Savannah College of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA
Dashboard Co-op Selected Artist, Atlanta, GA
3rd Place, Nature, Undisturbed, Dogwood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Lucinda Bunnen, Atlanta, GA
Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta, GA
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Jared Paul Interiors, Atlanta, GA
MOCA-GA, Atlanta, GA
Scott Laslie Interior Designs, Atlanta, GA
Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Atlanta, GA
Michael Rooks, Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Lily Siegel, Executive Director and Curator of the Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA
Tavistock Group, LLC, Windermere, FL