Zipporah Camille Thompson bio

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Zipporah Camille Thompson is a visual artist and sculptor based in Atlanta, Georgia. Thompson explores ritual and alchemical transformations through the unknown and through universals, including death, atastrophe, chaos, and the cosmos. Metamorphosed, shapeshifters and hybrid landscapes reflect various archaeological, psychological, and ecological perspectives, as well as a personal investication of self and identity.

She received her MFA from the University of Georgia and her BFA from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Her work has been featured in a number of print and online publications. She has shown at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Trestle Gallery in Brooklyn, Rogue Space in Chelsea, the Georgia Museum of Art, and Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, GA, as well as a host of other venues and spaces. Her work is included in numerous private collections. Zipporah Camille Thompson is a 2016 Artadia (Atlanta) Finalist, a Hambidge Distinguished fellow, a former resident of ACRE Projects and Elsewhere Museum, and is a Hambidge Creative Hive Project Artist. Thompson is most recently a recipient of the Zenobia Scholarship Award for residency at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, in Newcastle, ME, a 2018 NCECA Multicultural Fellow, and a 2018 Idea Capital Research & Development Travel grantee. She is currently a selected artist for The Creatives Program, with studio residency at The Goat Farm. Thompson is represented by Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, GA.


2015 Master of Fine Arts, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Solo Exhibitions

*two-person + Richard Feaster (forthcoming May), Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
Ghost Yonder Moonscape (forthcoming March) Albany Art Museum, Albany, GA
Rootwork, (forthcoming February), Bob Owens Gallery, University of South Carolina, Beaufort, Beaufort, SC
Black Cloud Prism, whitespace gallery, Atlanta, GA
Night Powers, Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA
Queen of the Field, Solo Exhibition & Artist Project, Hambidge Creative Hive, Colony Square, Atlanta, GA

Ultraviolet Horizon, Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art, Demorest, GA
Dark of the Moon, Whitespec Project Space, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Menagerie, Suite Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Echoes of the Forest, Solo Artist Project, Elsewhere, Greensboro, NC
Solace, Bridge Gallery, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Temptation, Rowe Galleries, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Selected Group Exhibitions

(forthcoming) Out of Easy Reach: 2017-1980, Chicago, IL, curated by Allison Glenn
December Show, whitespace gallery, Atlanta, GA
EngageMINT, Mint Gallery + Blue Marks Studios, Atlanta, GA
Contemporary Fibers, North Seattle College, Seattle, WA
Atlanta Gallery Collective + whitespace gallery, Pop-Up Gallery at Ponce City Market, Atlanta, GA
M4 Annual Juried Exhibition, Hathaway Contemporary Gallery, Atlanta, GA, curated by Victoria Camblin
Hambidge Creative Hive, ColonySquare, Atlanta, GA
Hambidge Art Auction & Performance Gala, Colony Square, Atlanta, GA
Currents 2017, Perception: Color & Content, Gary R. Libby Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Art Crush, Gallery 874, Atlanta, GA
The December Show, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Tiny Universe, Gallery Indigo,Athens, GA
Textiles: Sense of Touch, Lyndon House, Athens, GA
Ineffable Domains, Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN
Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, curated by HeatherDarcy Bhandari
Art Crush, Mason Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Hambidge Auction & Field Experiment Gala, Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
Material Bodies, ACRE Projects, Chicago,IL, curated by Anastasia Karpova Tinari
Carolina, Georgia Sewn Expo, Athens, GA,collaboration with Courtney McCracken
Dodd Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, RogueSpace, Chelsea, NY
Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, GeorgiaMuseum of Art, Athens, GA
Dodd Master of Fine Arts Exhibition, AtlantaDecorative Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
Day for Night, Gallery Hotel Indigo,Athens, GA, curated by Didi Dunphy
Forget Me Not, ZuckermanMuseum of Art, Kennesaw, GA, curated by Teresa Reeves & Kirstie Tepper
Verve: The 2015 UNCC Art Alumni Biennial,Rowe Gallery, UNCC, Charlotte, NC
TEASE: Hair as Muse + Material, ATHICA,Athens, GA, curators Tatiana Veneruso & Rebecca Brantley
Clay Review,Abernathy Arts Center,Atlanta, GA, curated by Laura Martin
In Bloom, Cine, Athens, GA, curated byHope Hilton
Touch: Art & Interaction, Lamar DoddSchool of Art, Athens, GA, curated by Aubrey Mascali
Exquisite Corpse, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA
Spotlight on Fiber Trends, Southeast Fiber Alliance, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, juror Glen Kauffman
Southworks, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA, juror Ron Platt
39th Juried Exhibition, Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA, juror Gilbert Vicario
Art Fields 2014, Lake City, SC, jurors Jill Hooper, Stuart Horodner, Mark Scala, ReneeStout, Kristen Watts
Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, juror Hope Hilton
It’s Who We Are, Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA, curated by Charles Warnock
UGA Printmaking and Fabric Design, Meyers Gallery, Athens Academy, Athens, GA
Double Space, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Fifth Annual Making Masters Exhibition, Madison Museum of Fine Art, Madison, GA
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
The Exhibition formerly known as Fibers, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Threads of the Community Event, McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC

Lectures | Discussions

Artist’s Lecture, Fine Arts Center, Greenville, SC
Visiting Artist Lecture, Textiles Department, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Alumni Visiting Artist Lecture Fibers Department & Concept Classes, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Artist Lecture, California State University Long Beach-Fibers Department, Long Beach, CA
Artist’s Talk, Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC
Artist’s Talk, Menagerie, University of Georgia
Critical Practice, PublicCritique Forum, Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Residencies | Workshops |Awards | Special Projects

OxBow Residency + Full Fellowship, Saugatuck, MI
Art on the Beltline, Urban Apiary Westside Project, collab w/Dorothy O’Connor, Atlanta, GA
POCOAPOCO Artist Residency, Oaxaca, MX
Idea Capital Award, Research & Development Travel Grant, Cielos Noches
NCECA Multicultural Fellowship Award
The Creatives Project, Studio Resident, The Goat Farm Studio, Atlanta, GA
Hambidge Creative Hive, Colony Square, Atlanta, GA
Artadia Atlanta Finalist
Natural Dye Workshop, Athens FreeSchool, Athens, GA
Natural Dye Workshop, Athens FreeSchool, Athens, GA
ACRE Projects, Artist Residency, Steuben, WI
The Hambidge Center, Textile Artist Residency, Rabun Gap, GA
Elsewhere Museum, Artist Residency, Greensboro, NC, Echoes of the Forest
Contemporary Basketry with Ann Coddington Rast, Arrowmont School of Crafts: Lamar Dodd Graduate Student Workshop Scholarship
Raw Color: Natural Dyeing Lab with Daniera ter Haar & Christoph Brach , Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA

Reviews and Press

Alexander, Andrew. Arts Atlanta. “News: Idea Capital awards $15,000 in grants to Atlanta artists for projects in 2018”. January 9, 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, DePaul Art Museum. September 15, 2018
Waxman, Lori. Chicago Tribune. “Abstraction Explained”. May 31, 2018.
Hawkins, Erica. Common Creativ Atlanta. 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’ creative playground”.
Wagner, Lara. Gather Good. December 1, 2017. “A Behind the Scenes Look at the Newest Studio Artists of 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,