Kerry R. Thompson

Kerry R. Thompson is a painter whose work is both a celebratory and critical exploration of the delicate and highly complex natural biological systems of the world and the artificial human relationship to those systems. The work not only investigates the intricate interrelatedness of the inhabitants of these various worldwide biomes, but also the human role as an orchestral force acting on these systems from the outside. It also explores the formation of these systems through the naturally selective forces of evolution. Thompson graduated from the New York Academy of Art in 2014 with a Master’s degree in Painting. While there, he was awarded multiple scholarships, and was one of six students to be shortlisted for the Third Year Post-Graduate Fellowship. Since exhibiting his work in his first solo show, K.R. Thompson: A New Mythos at the Noel-Baza Fine Art gallery in San Diego in 2012, Thompson has shown in numerous shows throughout New York. In addition, he has participated in numerous artist residencies overseas and locally, including the Terra Foundation for American Art Europe in Giverny, France, the Hudson River School Painting Residency at Clermont and Olana, New York, and the Bingham Cottage Artist-in-Residence at Hog Island Audubon Camp in Bremen, ME. Recently, he was the recipient of a generous grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation. He continues to paint, work, and teach in the New York area, and lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. For more information, visit