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STATEMENT

My drawings, collections, and artist books explore memories of childhood displacement and its effect on my current roles of mother and artist. I document repeated activities to make meaning in the mundane, or meticulously excavate my memory and emotions, transforming them into a codex of symbolic images and landscapes. The resulting work tells the story of my life while pointing to what cannot be remembered, spoken, or known about experience.

BIO

Corrie Thompson is an emerging artist earning an MFA from Texas Christian University; she received her BA in studio art from North Park University in Chicago in 2013. While living in there she worked at Arts of Life, a non-profit studio for adult artists with disabilities. In 2018, she self-published an art book, The Disembodiment of Being a Vessel, and curated the show “Mysterious Feelings” at Circle Contemporary Gallery. Corrie was raised between the United States, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea, and currently lives and works in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and daughter.

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Education

2022  Texas Christian University, MFA in painting 

2013  North Park University, BA in studio art

2012  University of Malta (exchange student)

Selected Exhibitions

2020  Small Works, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, TX

          Postcards of Positivity, During the Pandemic, Artinity and The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas, TX

          Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Moudy Gallery, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX 

          College Expo, 500X Gallery, Dallas TX

2019  Four Currents, Moudy Project Space, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

          In Good Taste, 516 Fabrication St., Dallas, TX

          Resource Library, Extended Self: Transformations and Connections, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL 

          MFA Round 2, Moudy Project Space, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

          Alumni Triennial, Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL

2018  Image + Text, Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL 

          Firsts and Starts, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, IL 

          Labors: An Exhibition Exploring the Complexities of Motherhood, Pearl Conard Gallery, Ohio State   University, Mansfield, OH 

          The 7th Annual Square Foot Show, The Arts of Life, Glenview, IL 

2017  Welcome Blanket, Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, IL 

          How We Make It, Circle Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL

2016  La Mère | La Mer St. Mary’s University, Winona, MN (catalogue)

          La Mère | La Mer St. Mary’s College, South Bend, IN (catalogue)

          How We Make It, The Arts of Life, Chicago, IL

          Collective: Observations, Emergent Gallery, Aurora, IL

          The 5th Annual Square Foot Show, The Arts of Life, Glenview, IL

2015  3rd Annual Juried Artists’ Books Exhibition, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, TX 

          Collective: For(age)ing, Hammond Arts Center, Hammond, IN 

2014  How We Make It, Circle Contemporary, Gallery, Chicago, IL

2013  Visions, Solo BA Thesis, Carson Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL (catalogue)

Awards + Residencies

2019 Graduate Research Support Fund, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

2019 – 2022  Graduate Fellowship, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

2017 – 2018  Artist Residency in Motherhood, Chicago, IL

2009 – 2013  Art Department Scholarship, North Park University, Chicago, IL

2009 – 2013  Presidential Scholarship, North Park University, Chicago, IL

Related Experience

2020 – 2021 Teaching Assistant, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

2019 – 2020  Gallery Tech, The Art Galleries at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

2018  Mysterious Feelings, curator, Circle Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL 

2016  Collective: Process, curator, Beans and Bagels, Chicago, IL 

2016 – 2018  Specialist in Representational Art Making, The Arts of Life, Chicago, IL

2011 – 2013  Gallery Assistant, Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park University, Chicago, IL

2010 – 2011  Arts Volunteer, Friedman Place, Community for Adults Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired, Chicago, IL

Publications + Press

Lenka Clayton, Mother’s Days, debuted in Labor: Motherhood & Art in 2020, University Art Museum at New Mexico State University, NM

Corrie Thompson, The Disembodiment of Being a Vessel, June 2, 2018, Self-published, released at Read / Write Library, Chicago, IL

Tim Ortiz, “Mysterious Feelings at Circle Contemporary,” Disparate Minds (blog), April 12, 2018