Gwen Thompson is a Fine Artist, Photographer and Video Artist living in the Bay Area. Born in Houston Texas, her work focuses a lens on social matters relative to gender, race and identity as they relate to the human condition. Her work is ever evolving and brushes on various topics yet at its core the consideration of her queerness and Blackness within this cis heteronormative patriarchal world is paramount. An anti-capitalist, she strives to create work that centers an egalitarian and Black-centered perspective.
- BFA in Studio Art Photography/Digital Media, University of Houston, 2003.
- K-12 Teaching Artist Houston Independent School District, Fine Art Magnet program at Burbank Elementary, 2003-2008.
- Facilitated 3 mural projects with the MFAH summer art program, 2003-2005.
- Co-instructor with the Blaffer Gallery's Young Artist Apprenticeship Program, Spring, 2007.
Exhibitions - TX
Univerisity of Houston, 2003
MFAH, Houston (murals) 2003-2005
Bering and James, Houston, 2005
Houston Art Car Museum, 2007
Exhibitions - CA
Hope St. Studios, Mountain View, 2010
Hive Gallery, Oakland, 2013
Chopstix Gallery, Oakland, 2013
Bluxome Gallery, (group show) SF, 2014
SOMAR Bar, Oakland, 2015
Wicked Grounds, SF, 2016
SPE WxSW Online Film Festival, 2020
SOEX online film festival, 2021