Alex R.M. Thompson || Curriculum Vitae

SOLO SHOWS
2019
Civic Study (interim). The Robert McLaughlin Gallery. Oshawa, ON. 

2018
Variations on Urban PlanningThe George Gilmour Gallery. Toronto. 

2017
Abbozzo Gallery, featured artist. 401 Richmond Street, Toronto. 

2016
Parthenon: Interim. Centre[3]. Hamilton. 

2014
Walls and Windows. The Blue Dog, Brantford.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021
Master Pieces.
Manifest Gallery. Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair. Online. Toronto.
Mapping Narratives: New Prints 2021/Winter. International Print Center New York. New York, USA. Upcoming

2020
Emotional Landscapes. Varley Art Gallery of Markham, Markham ON.
Megalo International Print Prize Exhibition. Megalo Print Studio + Gallery, Kingston, Australia.
Incidental Folds. SNAP Gallery, Edmonton AB. 

2019
Exposure Photography Festival. Christine Klassen Gallery, Calgary. 
The Artist Project. The Better Living Centre, Toronto. 
Come Up To My Room. The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto. 

2018
Print Matters. First Canadian Place, Toronto.
Artist Proof Sale. Open Studio, Toronto.
International Print Exchange. Green Door Printmaking Studio, Derby, United Kingdom. 
Impact 10. International Printmaking Conference, Santander, Spain.
Timeraiser. The Power Plant, Toronto. 
The Printmaker. Stantec, Toronto. 
Members' InkOpen Studio, Toronto. 
AGH Art Sale. Art Gallery of Hamilton. 
The Artist ProjectExhibition Place, Toronto. 

2017
Artist Proof SaleOpen Studio, Toronto. 
MonochromeOpen Studio Sales Gallery, Toronto. 
Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition TransformedOrillia Museum of Art & History, Orillia. 
Spectral Visions. Balzac's. Toronto.
Nuit Blanche Toronto401 Richmond, Toronto. 
Toronto Outdoor Art ExhibitionNathan Phillips Square. Toronto. 
Timeraiser 150The Power Plant, Toronto. 
Members' InkOpen Studio, Toronto. 
Piece of MindQuest Art School + Gallery. Midland. 
An Honest FarewellHonest Ed's, Toronto.

2016
Artist Proof SaleOpen Studio, Toronto. 
Works on PaperProject Gallery, Toronto. 
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto. 
These may (not) be places. Studio Sixty Six, Ottawa. 
Glenhyrst Art Gallery Biennial Juried Exhibition. Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford. 
Within and Without. Capital One, Toronto.

2015
Art TorontoMetro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto. 
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto. 
45th Anniversary ExhibitionOpen Studio, Toronto. 
Art Builds Artist. Gallery 1313, Toronto. 
Artist Proof SaleOpen Studio, Toronto. 

2014 
No PlaceLeaside Public Library, Toronto.
The Artist's Guild Collective Exhibition. J.E.H.MacDonald House, Vaughan.
Art Spin 5th Annual Exhibition. 108 Vine Avenue, Toronto. 

2013
Grad Ex, OCAD U graduate exhibition, Toronto. 
Fourteen Forgeries, Gallery1313, Toronto. 
The Art of the Figure, OCADU, Toronto. 
Fresh-Faced, Oz Studios, Toronto. 

2012
War and Peace, juried exhibition, Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford.
Down the Rabbit Hole, The Steamwhistle Brewery Gallery, Toronto.
Rock n Roll 4, Oz Studios, Toronto.
OCADU Annual Retrospective, OCADU, Toronto.
The Art of the Figure. OCADU, Toronto.
Ethereal Existence, The Gladstone Hotel, Toronto.

EDUCATION
2019-2021
Master of Fine Art. The University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB. 

2009-2013
The Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, ON. Faculty of Printmaking

EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
2020
Graduate Teaching Assistant
- Word and Image
- Etching
 University of Alberta, Edmonton.

2019
Graduate Teaching Assistant
- Screenprinting
University of Alberta, Edmonton. 

2018-2019
Photo-etching Workshop Instructor. Open Studio, Toronto.

2016-2019
Class Assistant, Faculty of Printmaking, OCADU, Toronto.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
2020-2021
Studio assistant for Steven Dixon, Jillian Ross, Parts & Labour and William Kentridge, University of Alberta.

2017-2019
Custom printer at Open Studio, Toronto.

2019
Artist in residence, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff, Alberta.
Artist in residence, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa.

2018
Artist talk, Stantec Inc. Toronto.
Jury member, OCAD University Graduate Exhibition. Toronto.
Jury member, Open Studio Awards. Toronto.

2017
Installer, The Living City, TheBrickworks, Toronto.
Barometric. 
Print portfolio with Open Studio. Toronto.
Working Title Press. Printer for Robin Bain and Mark Bath. Toronto.
Curator, 50/50. OCADU, Toronto.
Piece of Mind Print Exchange. Midland.

2016
Artist in residence, Centre[3], Hamilton.
Curator, Food and Conversation Speaker Series, Open Studio, Toronto.

2014
Salon Jacques 8. Artist's talk.Hamilton.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Set design. Brantford Collegiate Institute, Brantford.
Dance costume design. For Janelle Beatty of Lisa Naves Dance Company, Simcoe.

2013
Jury member, Faculty of Printmaking. The Art of the Figure. OCADU, Toronto. March.

GRANTS AND AWARDS
2021
TOAF 60, Best in Show (2D)
Gamblin Award, Southern Graphics Council International.

2020
SSHRC Graduate Scholarship
Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship
Alberta Foundation for the Arts Graduate Scholarship in Art and Design

2019
Alberta Graduate Excellence Scholarship
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant

2018
Ontario Arts Council Visual Artists Creation Grant

2017
Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance

2013
OCADU Printmaking Medal.
The Bluma Appel Award
Shortlisted for the BMO 1st Art! invitational competition.

PUBLICATIONS
2020
"Reconfiguring Environments." SNAPline, Waste, 2020. 1.
Catalogue and cover, Varley Art Gallery of Markham Exhibitions and Events, Winter 2020.

2019
Catalogue and cover, Come Up To My Room 2019 at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto.
Toronto Life, “Here’s a look at Come Up to My Room, the fantastical exhibit taking over the Gladstone Hotel this weekend”, Annie Arnone and Gabby Frank. January 18, 2019.

2018
Catalogue, International Print Exchange #10 at Banks Mill Studios, Derby, United Kingdom.
blogTO, “30 artists to look for at the Toronto Artist Project”, Amy Carlberg and Hector Vasquez. February 2018.

2017 
gallery1007, “Alex Thompson: A graphic artist worthy of attention”, Tom Maunder. May.

2015
OCAD University, “OCAD University stands out at Art Toronto”. November 12, 2018.

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