AARON M THOMPSON

Curriculum Vitae 

 

EDUCATION

2012    M.F.A.  Magna Cum Laude, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia PA.

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

 

GROUP SHOWS / JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2015    Invitational MGSoA Benefit, Lancaster Galleries, Lancaster, PA

             Group Show, The Drawing Room Gallery, Greenwhich, CT

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

             Group Show, The Drawing Room Gallery, Greenwhich, CT

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

 

TEACHING

2015-16           Visiting Assistant Professor - Drawing II - Life Drawing, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.

2015-16           Visiting Assistant Professor - Sketchbook Philadelphia, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

2015-16           Adjunct Professor - Digital Media, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA.

2014-16           Adjunct Professor ­­- Foundations Drawing I, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA.

2014-16           Adjunct Professor – Foundations Drawing II, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, PA.

2014-15           Adjunct Professor - Painting I, Arcadia University, Philadelphia, PA.

 2013-16          Artist Lecturer and Educator for the Mid-Atlantic, Gamblin Artist Colors Co., Portland Oregon, OR

                           Below are select universities I have given the “Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting Materials” Public Lecture

                        - Washington Studio School, Washington, D.C.

                        - Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lancaster, 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

                        - The University of Delaware, Newark, DE

2012                Teaching Faculty - Drawing, Sculpture, and Printmaking, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Summer Academy, Philadelphia, PA

2012                Teaching Faculty -  Illustration After School Program, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012                Teaching Assistant - Figure Drawing, Life Painting, and Portraiture for Scott Noel, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2011                Teaching Assistant - Interior Painting and Perspective for Peter Van Dyck, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2011                Teaching Assistant - Painting for Vincent Desiderio, Stuart Shils, and Alex Kannevsky workshops, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

 

VISITING ARTIST/CRITIC

2015               George Mason University, Alexandria, VA. – Requested by Professor, Chawky Frenn.

2014                University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. - Requested by Chair of Painting, Phillip Geiger.

 

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND RESIDENCIES

2014    Barnes Artist Residency, Umbria, Italy

2012    Metropolitan Grant - Exclusive Permission to paint from the Rooftop Terrace of The Metropolitan Condominiums in Downtown Philadelphia

2010    Academy Merit Scholarship, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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

2003-8 Deans List, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA

 

VOULENTEER

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

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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

 

INTERNSHIPS AND FREELANCE EXPERIENCE

2008     BFG Advertising, Logo Design, Hilton Head, SC

2008    Airwaves Entertainment, Logo Design, Los Angeles, CA

2006    Artmandu, Illustrations, New York, NY