Zipporah Camille Thompson

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

2022 (forthcoming) Stove Works, Chattanooga, TN

2021 (forthcoming) Blackbelt: Crescent Moon Paradise, Alabama Contemporary, Mobile, AL

2021 (forthcoming) Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA 

2021 (forthcoming) ArtSpace, Raleigh, NC

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

2021  (forthcoming) Gumshoe, Stove Works, Chattanooga, TN, curated by Mike Calway-Fagen

2021 (forthcoming) Illuminating the Darkness: Our Carceral Landscape, 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

2017 December Show,Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2017 EngageMINT, MintGallery + Blue Mark Studios, Atlanta, GA

2017 Contemporary Fibers, North Seattle College, Seattle, WA

2017 Atlanta Gallery Collective +Whitespace Gallery, Pop-Up Gallery atPonce City Market, Atlanta, GA

2017 M4: Second Severn Crossing, Mint Gallery + Hathaway Contemporary Gallery, Atlanta, GA, curated by Victoria Camblin

2017 Hambidge Art Auction & Performance Gala, Colony Square, Atlanta, GA

2017 Currents 2017, Perception: Color & Content, Gary R. Libby Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, curated by Linda Lopez & Katie Parker

2017 Art Crush, Gallery 874, Atlanta, GA

2016 December Show, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2016 Tiny Universe, Gallery Indigo,Athens, GA

2016 Textiles: Sense of Touch, Lyndon House, Athens, GA

2016 Ineffable Domains, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

2016 Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Heather Darcy Bhandari

2016 Art Crush, Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2016 Hambidge Auction & Field Experiment Gala, Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

2016 Material Bodies, ACRE Projects, Chicago,IL, curated by Anastasia Karpova Tinari

2016 Carolina, Georgia Sewn Expo, Athens, GA, collaboration with Courtney McCracken

2015 Dodd Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Rogue Space, Chelsea, NY

2015 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA

2015 Dodd Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

2015 Day for Night, Gallery Hotel Indigo, Athens, GA, curated by Didi Dunphy

2015 Forget Me Not, Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, GA, curated by Teresa Reeves & Kirstie Tepper

2015 Verve: The 2015 UNCC Art Alumni Biennial, Rowe Gallery, UNCC, Charlotte, NC

2015 TEASE: Hair as Muse + Material, ATHICA, Athens, GA, curators Tatiana Veneruso & Rebecca Brantley

2015 Clay Review, Abernathy Arts Center, Atlanta, GA, curated by Laura Martin

2015 In Bloom, Cine, Athens, GA, curated by Hope Hilton

2014 Touch: Art & Interaction, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA, curated by Aubrey Mascali

 group exhibitions continued

2015 Exquisite Corpse, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA

2014 Spotlight on Fiber Trends, Southeast Fiber Alliance, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, juror Glen Kauffman

2014 Southworks, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA, juror Ron Platt

2014 39th Juried Exhibition, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA, juror Gilbert Vicario

2014 Art Fields 2014, Lake City, SC, jurors Jill Hooper, Stuart Horodner, Mark Scala, ReneeStout, Kristen Watts

2014 Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, juror Hope Hilton

2014 It's Who We Are, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA, curated by Charles Warnock

2013 UGA Printmaking and Fabric Design, Meyers Gallery, Athens Academy, Athens, GA

2013 Double Space, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2013 Fifth Annual Making Masters Exhibition, Madison Museum of Fine Art, Madison, GA

2013 Solace, (Solo), Bridge Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2012 Dust, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2010 The Exhibition formerly known as Fibers, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2008 Temptation, Rowe Galleries, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

2007 Threads of the Community Event, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

residencies + awards 

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 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 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

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

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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