AARON M THOMPSON

Curriculum Vitae

                                                                       

EDUCATION

 

2012    M.F.A. Fine Art                    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA

                                                                        - Magna Cum Laude

2008    B.F.A.   Illustration               Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA

                                                                        - Cum Laude

 

TEACHING

 

2017-18           Assistant Professor  Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

                                                            - Foundations Department. Drawing I, II, and Digital Imaging.

2015-17           Visiting Assistant Professor- Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA                                                                                   

                                                            - Drawing II, Life Drawing.

2016-17           Part-Time Professor - Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

                                                            - Foundations Department. Drawing I, II, and Digital Imaging. 

2013-16           Adjunct Professor - Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

                                                           - Foundations Department. Drawing I, II, and Digital Imaging.

2015-16           Adjunct Professor - Temple/Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA                                                                                            

                                                          - Philadelphia Sketchbook Class.

2014-15           Adjunct Professor - Arcadia University, Philadelphia, PA

                                                         - Painting I, Painting II

2012                Teaching Faculty   - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA                                               

                                                         - Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, and Printmaking, in Continuing Education Summer Academy.

2012                Teaching Faculty   - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

                                                        - Illustration, After School Program.

2010-12           Teaching Assistant - Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA                                          

                                                           - Figure Drawing, Life Painting, Perspective, Portraiture.              

 

WORKSHOPS

 

2018                 Chromatic Perspective.”                  P.A.A.M, Provincetown, MA.

                        "Heads Above. Portrait Workshop."   P.A.A.M., Provincetown,  MA.

                        "Chromatic Perspective."                   B.S.S.S., Staunton, VA.

2017                “Portrait Painting.”                             P.A.A.M., Provincetown, MA.

2016                “Color and Light.”                              Mt. Gretna School of Art, Mt.Gretna, PA.

2014                "Shape as Color."                              Academy Art Museum, Easton, MD.                                  

 

VISITING ARTIST CRITIC/LECTURER

 

2016                Guest Juror               Student Exhibition, Delaware Country Community College, Delaware County, PA

2015                Visiting Artist            George Mason University, Alexandria, VA.

2015                Visiting Critic            George Mason University, Alexandria, VA.

2014                Visiting Critic            University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.                         

2013-16           Artist Educator         Gamblin Artist Colors Co. Portland, OR.

                                                              - Lecture - Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials*

                                                                     *A selection of Institutions where the classes were given.                                                              

                                                                              - Washington Studio School, Washington, D.C.

                                                                              - Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA.

                                                                              - University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

                                                                              - Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, PA.

                                                                              - Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA.

                                                                              - The Corcoran College of Art, Washington, D.C.

                                                                              - Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

                                                                             - The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

                                                                             - The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

 

GROUP SHOWS / JURIED EXHIBITIONS

 

2018    Invitational MGSoA Benefit, Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster PA

2017    Juried Exhibition, Imperceptive, NoBa Space, Bala Cynwyd, PA.

            12x12, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

            Spaces Occupied: Urban Living in a time of Unrest, Roger LaPelle, Philadelphia, PA.

2016    12x12, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA

            Nude, Wayne Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

            Faculty Exhibition, P.C.a.&D., Lancaster, PA

            1Piece, Shipley School, Bryn Mawr, PA

            Untitled Lancaster, Sunshine Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

2015    Untitled Lancaster, Sunshine Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

            Invitational MGSoA Benefit, Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster, PA

2014    Faculty Exhibition, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA

            Faculty Exhibition, Arcadia University, Philadelphia, PA

2013    Story of the Creative, Angel Orensanz Foundation for Contemporary Art, New York, NY

            National Juried Exhibition “Works on paper,” L.B.I.F., Long Beach Island, NJ

            July Exhibition, Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia PA

            In the Presence of,  FWS Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012    September Exhibition, Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

            MFA Thesis Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

            Beyond the Ordinary, Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

            February Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

            My Favorite Things, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2011    October Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

            September Exhibition, Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

            128th Annual Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, PA

            Just Neighbors, Project Space Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009    Common Ground, 9 Arte Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

            New Landscapes, Two Car Garage Gallery, Savannah, GA

            For the Benefit of Statts, Savannah Station, Savannah, GA

            Open Studios, Whitaker Lofts, Savannah, GA

2008     Illustrious Annual Exhibition, May Potter Gallery, S.C.A.D., Savannah, GA

             Stepping Out, Dimensions Gallery, Savannah, GA

2007     Illustrious Annual Exhibition, May Potter Gallery, S.C.A.D., Savannah, GA

2006     Illustration in the Garden of Good and Evil, Second in Show, S.C.A.D., Savannah, GA

             Illustrious Annual Exhibition, May Potter Gallery, S.C.A.D., Savannah, GA

             Exhale, First Place The Hub, S.C.A.D., Atlanta, GA

2005    Open Studios, Third Floor Galleries, Savannah, GA

             Imprint of Time, Bistro Savannah, Savannah, GA

 

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND RESIDENCIES

 

2016                Best Premier Coup, Nude Figure Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA

2014                Barnes Artist Residency, Umbria, Italy

2010                Academy Merit Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

2006                Purchase Award Permanent Collection, Savannah College of Art and Design

2003-8             Dean’s List, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

 

VOULENTEER

 

2015-17                       Alumni Association Council Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

2017                            Observational Drawing, Published by Tempe Digital LLC, Written by Joseph Podlesnik, Library of Congress Control Number 2017951516

2014                            Outdoor Painter Plein Air Magazine, August 10, 2014 “Why MFA’s still finish in Italy.”written by Bob Bahr

2013                            Outdoor Painter Plein Air Magazine, September 12, 2013, “Philadelphia Rooftops,” written by -  Bob Bahr