zipporah camille thompson


atlanta, GA

zipporahcthompson (at) gmail (dot) com

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whitespace, atlanta, GA


2015 MFA

Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia

studied with Imi Hwangbo, Ted Saupe, Stefanie Jackson, and Kendall Buster

2008 BFA Fiber

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

studied with Mary Tuma

solo exhibitions

2023 high tide, Margie E. West Prize Exhibition, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2022 the ocean wept rainbows, MOCA GA, Working Artist Project Fellow Exhibition, Atlanta, GA

2022 Earth/Bound, Madison Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA

*two-person + David Drake

2022 Shape-Shift, ArtSpace, Raleigh

2021 Crescent Moon Paradise

Alabama Contemporary, Mobile, AL

2021 Wild Chrysalis Bloom

Victory Garden, Shedspace

Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2020 Looming Chaos, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA, curated by TK Smith

2019 TEXTUREXTRA, *two-person + Richard Feaster (forthcoming May), Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2019 Ghost Yonder Moonscape, Albany Art Musuem, Albany, GA

2019 Rootwork, Bob Owens Gallery, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Dahlonega, GA

2018 Indigo Rain: Secreta, Magica, Memoria, Sea Islands Gallery, University of South Carolina, Beaufort, Beaufort, SC

2018 Black Cloud Prism, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2018 Night Powers, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA

2017 Queen of the Field, Solo Exhibition & Artist Project, Hambidge Creative Hive, Colony Square, Atlanta, GA

2016 Ultraviolet Horizon, Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, Demorest, GA

2016 Dark of the Moon, Whitespec + Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2014 Menagerie, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2014 Echoes of the Forest, Solo Artist Project, Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC

selected group exhibitions

2022 moonwater, Mint Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2022  Is it not enough that I smile in the valleys?, Take it Easy + Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA, curated by Jaime Steele, Corey Oberlander, and Lindsey Stapleton

2021  Can You See Me Now?, 40 Black Women Artists,  Alan Avery, Atlanta, GA

2021 Clairvoyant, solo installation included in Before, Behind, Below, Beneath, Beside, Between, Beyond, By, North T Gate, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA, curated by whitespace

2021 Possibility Made Real: Drawing + Clay, 12.26 Gallery, Dallas, TX, curated by Julia Haft Candell

2021 Of Care and Destruction, Atlanta Biennial, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA, curated by Jordan Amirkhani + TK Smith

2021 But Before Bare Bone is Skin, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, curated by Jonell Logan

2020 Parallel, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA, curated by Teresa Bramlette Reeves

2020 Optical Illusion, online exhibition, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, curated by Katie Geha

2020 Art Papers Auction, Atlanta, GA

2020 Somethin' missin', Somethin' promised, Mint Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2020 Women's Work, The Lola, Atlanta, GA

2019 Group Show 3, Showerhaus Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2019 Transcend, The Creatives Project, 34 Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA

2019 By Our Own Hands, Camayuhs, Atlanta GA, curated by Heidi Norton

2019  Summer Swan Invitational, Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA

2019 Ebb + Flow, Bloom + Fade: Dynamic Rhythyms from Hambidge Fellows, The Bascom, Highlands, GA, curated by Lisa Alembik

2019 Art Papers Auction, Atlanta, GA

2019 Art Crush, Burnaway, Factory Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

2019 Woven Women, Arts Center Greenwood, Greenwood, SC, curated by Jonell Logan

2019 Kingmaker, (The Temperature), The Neon Heater, Findlay, OH, curated by Ian Briedenbach

2018 December Show, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2018 Little Things, Swan Coach House, Atlanta, GA

2018 NOVA, 8thAnnual Art of Community Exhibition, West Whitehall Street, Atlanta, GA

2018 Out of Easy Reach: 2017-1980, Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IL, curated by Allison Glenn

2018 Without Stopping, National Black Arts Festival, Westside Cultural Arts Center, Atlanta, GA, curated by Jonell Logan

2018 Summer Swan Invitational,Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA, curated by Karen Tauches

2018 Out of Easy Reach: 2017-1980, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL, curated by Allison Glenn

2018 Burnaway Art Crush, ADAC, Atlanta, GA

residencies + awards 

2023 Vashon Artist Residency, Vashon-Maury Isle, WA

2022/2023 Margie E. West Prize, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2021 *Nomination, Joan Mitchell Fellowship Program, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY

2021 MOCA GA Working Artist Project Fellow, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia, Atlanta, GA

2020 Atlanta Artadia Award

2020 Judith Alexander Foundation Relief Fund for GA Visual Artists Grant

2020 National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA GA Committee) Artist Relief Fund Grant, Atlanta, GA

2019 *Nomination: Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York, NY

2019 MassMoCa Artist Residency, North Adams, MA

2018 OxBow Artist Residency, Full Fellowship, Saugatuck, MI

2018 POCOAPOCO, Artist Residency, Oaxaca, Mexico 

2018 Idea Capital Award, Research & Development Travel Grant, Cielos Noches

2018 NCECA Multicultural Fellowship

2018-2020 The Creatives Project, Studio Resident, The Goat Farm Studio, Atlanta,GA

2017 Zenobia Award + Residency, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

2016 Artadia Atlanta Finalist

2015 ACRE Projects, Artist Residency, Steuben, WI

2015 Distinguished Fellowship + Residency, The Hambidge Center, The Rogers Fellowship for Textile Arts, Rabun Gap, GA

2014 Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Textile Scholarship + Lamar Dodd School of Art Craft Studies Scholarship, Gatlinburg, TN

2014 Elsewhere Museum, Artist Residency, Greensboro, NC, Echoes of the Forest

2012-2015 Graduate Studio + Teaching Assistantship, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

workshops + special projects

2020 Oasis, Pittsburgh Yards Community Textile Project, Atlanta, GA

2018 Visiting Artist Spatial Geographies + Fiber Futures Workshop, University ofNorth Texas, Denton, TX

2018 MLK Arts & Legacy Civic Arts Engagement, Commemorative Unity Wreath Design + Community Wreath Making Workshops, (created as part of The Drum Major Project, by Rachel Parish/Firehouse Productions), Atlanta, GA

2017 Hambidge Creative Hive, “Queen of the Field”, The Hambidge Center + Colony Square, Community Natural Dye + Weaving Workshops, Atlanta, GA

2016 Natural Dye Workshop, Athens Free School, Athens, GA

2015 Natural Dye Workshop, Athens Free School, Athens, GA

2014 Contemporary Basketry with Ann Coddington Rast, Arrowmont School of Crafts: Lamar Dodd Graduate Student Workshop Scholarship

2012 Raw Color: Natural Dyeing Lab with Daniera ter Haar & Christoph Brach, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA

lectures + discussions

2023 Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

2022 Visiting Artist Lecture, Black Artists’ Alliance, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2019 Visiting Artist Lectures, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

2018 Visiting Artist Lecture, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

2016 Artist's Lecture, Fine Arts Center, Greenville, SC

2015 Visiting Artist Lecture, Textiles Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

2015 Alumni Visiting Artist Lecture Fibers Department & Concept Classes, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2015 Artist Lecture, California State University Long Beach-Fibers Department, Long Beach,CA

2014 Artist’s Talk, Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC

2014 Artist's Talk, Menagerie, University ofGeorgia

2014 Critical Practice, Public Critique Forum, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

press + publications

2022 Carson, Mary.  Textile  "Delightful Distortion: Seven abstract textile artists".

Chickering, Zimra.  The Emory Wheel. Artwork as memory: ‘the ocean wept rainbows’ at the MOCA GA. November 27, 2022.

Cullum, Jerry. Arts ATL. Cullum’s Notebook: Personal mythology in garter belts, tree stumps, Carolina blue.  December 5, 2022.

Genis, Leia.  Burnaway.  Zipporah Camille Thompson: the ocean wept rainbows at MOCAGA, Atlanta.  December 29, 2022.

2021 Bick, Tenley.  New Art Examiner. “Other Hues of Blue: A Pandemic-Era Biennial in Atlanta”.

Brantley, Rebecca.  Burnaway.  “Care in Its Extensive Form: 2021 Atlanta Biennial”. March 18, 2021.

Cullum, Jerry. Arts ATL. "Cullum’s Notebook: MINT, Fernbank, WADDI and more take a dive into nature, culture". October 21, 2021.

Evans, Bryn. Burnaway.  “wild chrysalis bloom at whitespace, Atlanta”.  October 7, 2021.

Lockner, Logan.  Art Papers.  “2021 Atlanta Biennial: Of Care and Destruction”.

Sirlin, Deanna. Arts ATL. “​​Review: 2021 Atlanta Biennial shows that dark times can lead to   renewal, creativity”. March 3, 2021.

2020 Brantley, Rebecca.  Arts ATL.  "Zipporah Camille Thompson weighs thoughts on nature, eternity at Zuckerman".  February 18, 2020.

Brown, Caleb Jamel.  Burnaway.  "Varieties of Black Abstraction at the Zuckerman Museum of Art".  February 28, 2020.

Burnaway Staff. Burnaway ‘Take Five: Ceramics’. August 6, 2020.

Cullum, Jerry. Arts ATL. “Review: Alternate realities of Covid-19, protests prompt “Parallel” at Whitespace”. July 27, 2020.

Danzy, Shelley.  Arts ATL.  "Review: MINT reopens with three shows plus a pop-up space, then coronavirus closes it".  March 24, 2020.

Lockner, Logan. “Parallel” at Whitespace, Atlanta. August 11, 2020.

2019 Farshi, Aileen.  Number INC. Magazine.  Editorial 98: Future/Past.  "Interview: Zipporah Camille Thompson".  Summer 2019.

Molloy, Audrey. Nashville Scene. “Alchemy Abounds in Texturextra at Zeitgeist”. June 6, 2019.

Nolan, Joe. Burnaway. “Zipporah Camille Thompson and Richard Feaster in Nashville”. June 7, 2019.

Nolan, Joe. Nashville Scene. “May’s First Saturday is justified and ancient”. Crawl Space: May 2019. June 2019. +

Rountree, Vicki. Southern Georgia Today. March 14, 2019. “ZIPPORAH THOMPSON EXHIBITION EXPLORES PLACE AND SPACE.”

Staff Reports. Albany Herald. May 19, 2019. “Thompson exhibition explores place and space ‘Ghost Yonder Moonscape’ showing at Albany Museum of Art.”

Teague, Cass. Pride Magazine. “Zipporah Thompson art highlights exhibition at Zeitgeist Gallery”. May 16, 2019.

2018    Alexander,Andrew. Arts Atlanta. “News: Idea Capital awards $15,000 in grants to Atlantaartists for projects in 2018”.  January9, 2018.

Evans, Margaret. Low Country Weekly. “Indigo Rain at Sea Islands Center”. October 30, 2018.

Flynn-Taylor, Annalise.  Sixty Inches From Center. “Review: Out of Easy Reach”. May 31, 2018.

Glenn, Allison & DePaul Art Museum. “Out of Easy Reach” Catalog.

McClintock, Dinah.  Art Papers. “Zipporah Camille Thompson: Black Cloud Prism”. October 2, 2018.

Nelson, Erin Jane + Logan Lockner. Burnaway. “Best of 2018”. December 28, 2018.

Vega, Muriel. Arts ATL. September 18, 2018.  “Review: Zipporah Camille Thompson and Mary Stuart Hall explore memory and identity at Whitespace”.

Waxman, Lori. Chicago Tribune.  “Abstraction Explained”. May 31, 2018.

2017   Hawkins, Erica.  Common CreativAtlanta.  November 1, 2017.  “Q & A Artist Zipporah Camille”.

Kelley,Collin. Atlanta InTown Paper. April 5, 2017. “Hambidge Creative Hive exhibition opens at Colony Square”.

Robinson,Shantay.  Arts ATL.  May 29, 2017. “Midtown’s premier mixed-use development unfolds into artists’ creativeplayground”.

Wagner, Lara. GatherGood. December 1, 2017. “A Behind the Scenes Look at the Newest Studio Artistsof The Creatives Project”.

2016 Joiner, Dorothy. Sculpture Magazine. July/August 2016 Issue.

Purcell, Joy. Now Habersham. September9, 2016. “Athens Artist Featured at Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum”.

Relyea, Laura.  ArtsATL. “Breaking News: Atlanta’s 2016 Artadia Award Finalists Announced”.  Oct 25, 2016.

Smith, Jessica. Flagpole Magazine.

Thornton, Grace. Arts Atlanta.

Vega, Muriel.  Creative Loafing Atlanta.

2015 Wieskopf, Dan.  Arts Atlanta.

Vogan, Elizabeth, Holbrook’s Trunk, Georgia Museum of Art,

West, Linnea, Hair as Material: “Tease” at ATHICA,

Smith, Jessica, “Tease’Explores the Power of Hair”, Flagpole Magazine,

Houser, Barbette, Culture Brief's "Hope Hilton’s “In Bloom” at Ciné",, Flagpole Magazine

2014 Smith, Jessica, “Art Notes: The Dodd Galleries Opens Four New Exhibitions”, Flagpole Magazine,

2014 Carlisle, Jennie, Echoes of the Forest, Elsewhere Museum,

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