The Art of P. Seth Thompson
appropriation artist

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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.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017                
Insufficient Data for an Image, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2015                 
P. Seth Thompson: Good Exposure, Arnall Golden Gregory, Atlanta, GA
2014             
This Message Has No Content, Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2013             
The Last One, Poem 88, Atlanta, GA
2012            
The Tannhauser Gate, Ontologic Solutions, Atlanta, GA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019
Art Papers 19th Annual Art Auction, Atlanta, GA
2018
Photo–ADT Coming Image, Academy of Arts and Design of Tsinghua University, Beijing, China             
Art Papers 19th Annual Art Auction, Atlanta, GA
2017              
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
2016              
Contemporary Art Exhibition at ADAC, Atlanta, GA
Abstraction Today, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA
2015            
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
2014               
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 
2013                 
100 at 100, Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, Atlanta, GA
2012                 
Flowers for You, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, New York, NY
Talent Loves Company, Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2011             
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                                                       
2010                 
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
2009                 
We Are Going to Eat You, Mint Gallery, Atlanta, GA 
2008                 
Aftermath, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Altered Aesthetics, Minneapolis, MN

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA

CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2017                 
Racecar, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA
2016                 
Short Shorts: The Jumpcut, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2011-12            
Kiki Smith: Rituals, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

COMMISSIONS
2015                 
Satisfaction. USA Networks, NYC. Television
2014                 
Hawks Cay Resort & Villas, Duck Key, FL
Decatur Book Festival, Decatur, GA

EXHIBITION JUROR
2013                 
Festival, Dalton, GA 
2012                 
The N.E.W. Show!, Visual Arts Exchange, Raleigh, NC

SPEAKING APPEARANCES
2019
Critique Leader, SCAD-Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
2017                 
Critique Leader, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Sandler Hudson Gallery artist talk, Atlanta, GA
2015                 
All Those Moments, MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA
2014                 
This Conversation Has No Content,Sandler Hudson Gallery, Atlanta, GA
SCAD-Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
2013                 
The Last One, Poem 88, Atlanta, GA
The University of West Georgia, Carrolton, GA
Southern Polytechnic State University, Atlanta, GA 

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017                 
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.
2016                 
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.
2015                 
Kimberly Binns, “Crush Cribs: P. Seth Thompson,” Burnaway(video), Atlanta, GA
2014                 
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
2013                 
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. 
2012                 
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. 
2011                 
Joanna Bledsoe, “The Bizarre and Beautiful World of Kiki Smith,” MutualArt.com, November 2, 2011. 
Ann Nichols, “Festival 2011,” Chattanooga Times Free Press, September 11, 2011. E10

HONORS AND AWARDS
2014-15            
Walthall Artist Fellowship, Atlanta, GA
2014                 
Finalist, John Gutmann Photography Fellowship Award, San Francisco, CA
Finalist, Artadia: The Fund for Art & Dialogue, Brooklyn, NY
2012                 
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

COLLECTIONS
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


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