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Emily Thompson attended the High School of Art & Design and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is a nationally-recognized, award-winning artist. Through her painting Emily documents the ordinary, the everyday, the disappearing, the nostalgic, the
abandoned and the identity of the American landscape. Inspiration comes from her surroundings – urban and industrial scenery, roadside and rural locations and vintage signage and typography. Her work is about design, atmosphere, mood, color, the application of paint and texture. Thompson’s work is part of private collections throughout the United States and has been exhibited at the Woodmere Museum in Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, The Trenton City Museum, The Monmouth Museum and the John F. Peto Museum in New Jersey, as well as galleries in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California. She was chosen as one of the 50 Most Memorable Artists of 2015 by The Artist Portfolio Magazine, was featured in the June 2017 issue of The Artist’s Magazine and included as part of Artists We’re Loving Now: 30 Competition Winners of The Artists Magazine, March 2018 Issue.
Thompson has worked in a multitude of other styles and mediums, including acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink, and collage. Earlier in her career, she worked as an art director, graphic designer, and editorial illustrator. She currently resides with her husband, the painter George Thompson, in Plumsteadville.
Emily Thompson. Image courtesy of the artist.
Education and Training
High School of Art & Design, New York, NY, 1981
B.F.A., School of Visual Arts, New York City, NY, 1985
Teachers and Influences
Taught by Pat Martin
Influenced by Richard Diebenkorn, Helen Frankenthaler, Robert Motherwell, and Mark Rothko
Connection to Bucks County
Before living in Bucks County, Thompson resided in Manhattan. Thompson and her husband often came to the area for weekend getaways. The two were so fond of Bucks County that they moved to Plumsteadville permanently in 1999.
Colleagues and Affiliations
Artistic Community: George Thompson, Pat Martin, Bryan Oliver, Robert Beck, Annelies van Dommelen, Lauren Kindle, John Schmidtberger
Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions
Featured Artist, Galaxy Art Show & Sale, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 2012
New Horizons: A Two Person Show, Travis Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 2013
The Modern Landscape: Recent Paintings, Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, New York, 2014
Red Raven Art Company, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, 2016, 2020
Solo Exhibition, Union Gallery at Wagner College, Staten Island, New York, 2017
Solo Exhibition, The Gallery at Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 2018
Interior/Exterior: Two Person Show, SFA Gallery, Frenchtown, New Jersey, 2019
Sabine Rose Gallery, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 2004-2008
Trimbur-Henry Gallery, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 2006
Wired Gallery, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 2006
Radclyffe Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 2009-2010
A Different View, Coryell Gallery, Lambertville, New Jersey, 2010, 2011
Byers Bucks Fever Art Exhibition, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 2011, 2012, 2014
Travis Gallery, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 2011-2015
Past, Present & Future, The Gallery of Rolling Green Farm, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 2014
The Metaphysics Of Presence, Q Art Salon, Santa Ana, California, 2014
New Hope Arts, New Hope, Pennsylvania, 2014, 2015
Canal Frame & Crafts Gallery, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, 2015-2021
Traditional Artists Show, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 2017-2021
Inner Visions, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 2020
Parlor Gallery, Asbury Park, New Jersey, 2018-2021
Galaxy Art Exhibition, Best Oil Painting, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, 2008, 2009, 2013
The Artist’s Magazine Annual National Competition, Finalist in Landscape, 2016, 2017, 2018
The Artist’s Magazine Annual National Competition, Honorable Mention in Landscape, 2017, 2020
Artists Portfolio Magazine Q2 Competition, Honorable Mention, 2017
BoldBrush National Painting Competition, Juries Favorite 15%, May, 2020
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