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.

Curriculum Vitae


Professional Experience

- 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

Houston Art Car Museum, 2007

Bering and James, Houston, 2005

MFAH, Houston (murals) 2003-2005

Univerisity of Houston, 2003


Exhibitions - CA

Wicked Grounds, SF, 2016

SOMAR Bar, Oakland, 2015

Bluxome Gallery, SF, 2014

Hive Gallery, Oakland, 2013

Chopstix Gallery, Oakland, 2013

Hope St. Studios, Mountain View, 2010

SPE WxSW Online Film Festival, 2020