Abigail Thompson

abigail.thompson46@gmail.com

abigailithompson.com

 

Education

               2015 MFA Kansas State University

               Photography

               2012 BA University of Kentucky

               Photography

               Art Education

               Magna Cum Laude

 Teaching Experience

               Spring 2015 Instructor of Record, Kansas State University (Photography In Art 1, 2D Design)

               Fall 2014 Instructor of Record, Kansas State University (Photography In Art 1)

               Spring 2014 Instructor of Record, Kansas State University (Photography In Art 1, 2D Design)

               Fall 2013 Instructor of Record, Kansas State University (Photography In Art 1)

               Spring 2013 Teaching Assistant, Kansas State University (Photography In Art 2)

               Spring 2013 Instructor of Record, Kansas State University (2D Design)

               Fall 2012 Teaching Assistant, Kansas State University (2D Design, Photography In Art 1)

               Fall 2011 Instructor of Studio Lighting Workshop, University of Kentucky

 Professional Experience

               August 2015-Present Photography Manager, Evolve Vacation Rental Network

   2010-Present Wedding/portrait, Real Estate Photographer

               October 2011 Intimate Portrait Workshop with Joy Christiansen Erb

               2009-2011 Photography Lab Monitor, University of Kentucky

               2010-2011 Sophisticated Living Magazine (Event Photographer)

               2010-2011 Product Photography (Lily Pulitzer, Judy Kushner Art Designs)

               2010 Churchill Downs (Downs After Dark events)

               2010 Photography Internship with Andrew Kung

 Awards/Honors

               2014 SPE Midwest Conference Scholarship Award (Juror: Laurie Schorr)

               2012-2014 Donoghue Graduate Scholarship, Kansas State University

               2007-2012 Molony Scholarship, University of Kentucky

Exhibitions

               2016 The Cost of Forgetting, Molecule Effect, Denver, Colorado - Solo

   2015 The Cost of Forgetting, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS - Solo

               2014 Off The Grid, Garvey Fine Arts Center, Washburn University, Topeka, KS

               2014 Making: Progress, juried {Kat Griefen}, Wefald Gallery, Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS

               2014 Honorable Mention People Category, Manhattan Area Photographers Exhibit, juried {John and Cindy La Barge, Mark Rose},                    Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, KS

               2014 Self: An International Juried Exhibit of Women’s Self-Portraiture, juried {Leona Shanks}, Martha Gault Art Gallery, Slippery Rock                University, Slippery Rock, PA (catalogue)

               2014 Snacks, Manhattan Arts Center, Manhattan, KS

               2012-2015 Kansas State University Graduate Exhibition, Mark A. Chapman Gallery, Kansas State University,  Manhattan, KS

               2011 Finalist, Photographer’s Forum Magazine 31st Annual Spring Contest

               2010 Present, juried, Barnhart Gallery, Lexington, KY

               2010 Kentucky Showcase, juried {Derrick Riley}, Awesome Inc., Lexington, KY

Bibliography

               2014 Cover image, The One Who Came Back

               2013 Photographs for, “Michael Strand: Connecting Humanity One Bridge at a Time,” Ceramics Monthly, Vol. 61(10), p. 39-43

Service

               2017 Photography class for co-workers at Evolve Vacation Rental Network

   2015 Panel member for graduate student panel at the incoming graduate student orientation, Kansas State University

               2014 Photography Area new faculty search committee member, Kansas State University

               2013 Panel member for graduate student panel at the incoming graduate student orientation, Kansas State University