ESME THOMPSON                                                        
351 Poverty Lane
Lebanon, New Hampshire 03766
email:  esme.thompson@dartmouth.edu
web page:  esmethompsonart.com
Born:  La Jolla, California8/5/46

Upcoming    
           Bowery Gallery, one person show, New York, New York, March 2016.
           Contemporary Abstraction, group show, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
           College, Hanover, NH 03766, January 2016.

Exhibitions

2013     Lake George Arts Project Courthouse Gallery, solo show, Lake George, NY, 2013
2012     Bowery Gallery, solo show, New York City, March 2012
2011   
“Esmé Thompson:  The Alchemy of Design”, Hood Museum of Art,  
            Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, April 9-May 29, 2011
2010     Strauss Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, March 2010  
2008     Bowery Gallery, solo show, New York City, December 2008.
2007     Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA, September 2007
2006     Mercer Gallery, New York City, March 2006.
2005     New England College, Henniker, NH, September 05                                  
2004     Humanities Fine Arts Gallery, University of Minnesota, Morris, October 2004
            55 Mercer Gallery, New York, New York.
1999     55 Mercer Gallery, New York, New York.
1997     The Painting Center, New York City.
            Widener Gallery, Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.
1996     Curfman Gallery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado
1995     Carney Gallery, Fine Arts Center, St. Regis College, Weston, MA.
1993     Hobart and William Smith College, Geneva, New York.
             Kimball Bourgault Gallery, Boston, MA.
1992     Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, Virginia.
             Tyler Gallery, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT.
             "Boomerang," Fitchburg Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts,
             Curator:  Linda Poras.
1990      Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.
             Chapel Art Center, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire.
1989      “The Jericho Installation,” Rosenburg Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore,Md                                     
1987     “Arcade”, Florence Wilcox Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Penn.
            “Phoenix” Installation, Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center Cambridge, Mass.
1986     “Phoenix”  Installation,  Duxbury Art Museum, Duxbury, Mass.
            “Varanasi Reverse” Installation, Barrows Rotunda, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College.
1984     "Cycles” Installation,  Lamont Gallery,   FrederickMayer Art Center,  Phillips Exeter              Academy, Exeter, N.H..
             “Blooms” Installation, Sarah Doyle Gallery, Brown University, Providence, R.I.
1983     Installation, Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, NH.
            Installation, Warner Bentley Theatre, Hopkins Center, Hanover, NH.   
            “Marine Corridors” Installation, Real Art Ways, Hartford, Connecticut.
1982     “Corridors” Installation, Langton Arts, San Francisco, California.
             Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York.

Group Exhibitions

2013     BJ Spoke Gallery, juried group show, Expo 32, Huntington, NY, April 2013.
            RWA Benefit Exhibition, group show, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, NY, May
2012     “Strange Glue:  Collage at 100”, Thompson Gallery, The Cambridge School of Weston,
             September 2012.
2011     10th Anniversary Exhibition, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Fall River, MA, January
2009     New acquisitions, Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH September

2008     Two-  person show, Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont, June 2008
2007     Brattleboro Museum, group show, Brattleboro, VT, December2007
            List Gallery,  four-person show, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, November 2007.
            Studio Art Faculty Exhibition, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Dartmouth College,  November
2006     Group show, Spheris Gallery, Hanover, New Hampshire.
            Networks and Intersections,  New Newton Art Center, Newton, MA, Jan 2006.
2005     The Art Gallery, Paul Creative Arts Center, University of N H,Durham, NH, November               Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, group show, Cambridge MA, May             2005,  Juror Joseph Thompson, Director Mass MOCA.
            Gross McCleaf Gallery, Works on Paper group show, Philadelphia, PA, March                    Three- person show, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, Ct. 

2004     Three-person show, Grimshaw Gudewicz Art Gallery,  Bristol, MA
2003     10th Annual Juried Show, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA. Juror:  Jock Reynolds
2002     Two-person show:  Brenda Garand and Esmé Thompson, 55 Mercer Gallery, NY NY
2001     Four-person show:  Charles Burwell, Andrew Forge, Esmé Thompson, Roger Tibbets,             55
Mercer Gallery, New York, New York May 2001
            Two-person show, Edward Hopper Art Center, Nyack, New York.
2000     Three-person show, Colby Sawyer College, New London, New Hampshire, September
            Two-person show, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH.
            "Generations II", A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY.
            E.J. Vaughn Associates, New York, NY.
1999     "Convergence:  Works on Paper", New England College, Henniker, NH.
1998     Two-person show, Lenore Gray Gallery, Providence, RI.
1997     Takara Gallery, Houston, Texas.
            Three-person show,  “Architecture into Art,” Samuel Chen Gallery, CCSU
1996     “Geometric Perspective: Loosely Speaking,”  Pearl Conard Gallery, Ohio State U                     “Drawing:  A Way of Thinking”, Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, New York.
1995     “Imagining Angels”, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA.
            Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provinceton, MA,.
            Three-person show, Chaffee Art Center, Rutland, VT.
1994     Brenda Taylor Gallery, Boston, MA
1993     The Newton Arts Center, Newtonville, MA.  
1991     “Decade of Excellence Exhibit,” Library Arts Center, Newport, New Hampshire.
            “Abstract Art,” Warwick Museum, Warwick, Rhode Island.
1990     Berkshire Art Association Works on paper, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

 

Exhibition Reviews

New York Fine Arts Examiner, “Dartmouth Professor’s Dazzling Works of Art in Chelsea”, Alison Martin, February 27, 2012.
Art New England,  “Esmé Thompson:  The Alchemy of Design”, Pam Bernard,
May/June 2011.
Southcoast Today, “Fine Exhibition Distills Gallery’s First Decade”, Kenneth Powers, February 12, 2011
Boston Globe, Cate McQuaid, February 2, 2006.
Art New England, Dustin Knight, Volume 27, Issue 2.
Hartford Courant, Jude Schwendenwien, April 5, 1997.
Hartford Advocate, Patricia Rosoff, March 27, 1997.
Art New England, Margot Clark, Dec./Jan., 1990.
Boston Sunday Herald, Nancy Stapen, November 19, 1989.
Boston Globe, Christine Temin, November 23, 1989.
Maryland Live, The Baltimore Sun,  John Dorsey, March 17, 1989.
Art New England, Jessica Potter, Volume 4, Numer 9, October 1983.
Boston Sunday Globe,   Robert Taylor,  September 30, 1984.
The Hartford Courant, Bernard Hanson, July 24, 1983.
San Francisco Chronicle, Suzaan Boettger, June 22, 1982.

Catalogues

“Esmé Thompson:  The Alchemy of Design”, essays by Marjorie Curry Woods and Liz Quackenbush, Interview by Brian Kennedy, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, April 2011
    
“Icons,” essay by Rosemary Noon, Carney Gallery, Regis College, Weston, Massachusetts, October, 1995.
    
“Installation Art,” essay by Linda Poras, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, February 1992.

Jaffe-Friede Exhibition, essays by Jim Cuno, Director Hood Museum of Art,  Susan Mareneck, Dartmouth College; Hanover, New Hampshire; November 199
   

“The Jericho Installation,” essay by Helen Glazer, Rosenberg Gallery, Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland, March 1989.
    
“Painted Installations,” essay by Suzanne Foley, Langton Arts, San Francisco, California, 1983.

Collections  

Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, New Hampshire
Anderson Consulting, Washington, D.C.
American Council on Education, Washington, D.C.
Diane Johnson, The Providence Group, Providence, RI
Merion Investors LLC, Westfield, New Jersey
Babson College, Wellesley, MA
Goodwin, Proctor and Hoar, Boston, Massachusetts
Eleanor Schneider, Rutland, Vermont    
Hotel Cosima, Tokyo, Japan
 
Awards

   
Senior Faculty Fellowship, Ritratti: An Exploration of Multiple Plate Color Printmaking at Wingate Press, 2011.
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding Research Grant, A study of Ornament and Decoration in Zillij, Moroccan Ceramic Wall Relief, January 2010.
Leslie Center for the Humanities,  Faculty Travel and Research Grant, A study of Ornament and Decoration in Zillij, Moroccan Ceramic Wall Relief, January 2010.
Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship, Liguria, Italy, February–March 2008            
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan, Ireland, Residency Fall 2004.
Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship, Liguria, Italy, February–March 2003            
Senior Faculty Fellowship, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, Spring 2000  
Bogliasco Foundation Fellowship, Liguria, Italy, Spring 1999  
Mellon Foundation Grant, Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Spring 1998
Honorary Degree, Master of Arts, Dartmouth College, February 1993.
Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, Bellagio, Italy, Winter 1993.
Villa Montalvo Residency, Saratoga, California, Winter 1992.
Senior Faculty Fellowship, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, Fall 1991.
Vermont State Council on the Arts Award, 1986.
Kenneth Huntington Teaching Award, Dartmouth College, 1986.
Ford Foundation Grant, 1985.

Teaching

  
    Professor of Studio Art
    Dartmouth College.   1979-present.
    
Visiting Professor, Princeton University, Fall 1989.
    Visiting Professor, Rhode Island School of Design, Fall 1984.
    Visiting Instructor, Royal College of Art, London, England, Summer 1978.
 

Gallery Affiliation
 
     Bowery Gallery, New York, New York
                       

Education    

Yale University, New Haven Conn.  MFA (Painting), 1978.
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.  MA (Painting), 1976.
Yale Summer Session for Music and Art, Norfolk, Conn.  Summer 1975.
Studio School, Spokane, Washington.  1973-1975.
Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington. BA (English), 1968.

Languages Read/ Spoken Italian, Studied at Lebanon College, Lebanon, New Hampshire 1993-1 New School, New York City, 1998; Pariliamo Italiano, New York City, 1997.