Tamara Thompson lives and works in Mississauga, Ontario. She received her BFA in Drawing and Painting at OCAD University in 2015, and has completed a residency at the Living Arts Centre. Her work has been exhibited and collected across Canada and the USA, and she has been working to connect and expand her creative practice.
Her painting practice involves looking at old pictures and videos of places she has travelled, and reimagining the image through multiple layers of glazes. Through layering swift brushstrokes and careful motions, a new reality emerges from the resulting image. A conversation between realism and abstraction, as well as anxiety and calm reflection transpires, as she work through the memories the places evoke.
Festival of Smalls Annual Art Exhibition, Art Interiors Gallery, Toronto, ON
It’s Not Me, It’s You, Exhibition with AWOL Collective, Glenholme Ave, Toronto, ON
Festival of Smalls Annual Art Exhibition, Festival of Smalls Annual Exhibition, Toronto, ON
Festival of Smalls Annual Exhibition, Art Interiors Gallery, Toronto, ON
Booth: SA-29: Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, South Avenue, TOAK17, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, ON
AGM'S 14TH Annual Fine Art Auction, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga, ON
Booth E46A: Craft Community Section. One of a kind Spring Show, Toronto, ON
Visual Arts Mississauga 39th Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM), Mississauga, ON
"Make/ Shift Exhibition, Gladstone Art Hut, Toronto, ON
Curio 2016, ARTiculations Gallery, Toronto ON
Sponsored artist for Arts on the Credit Art Fair, Mississauga, ON
In Production: Resident Artist Exhibition, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON
Installation: Entropy for the Geography Department’s Garden at UTM, University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON
WT%FDYP: Thick and Juicy: curated by Spencer Harrison and Lukus Toane, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON
Delta Art Fair, Project Gallery, Toronto, ON
OCADU 100th Annual Graduate Exhibition, Toronto ON
Rockem Sockem, the Great Canadian Art Show (Puck Project All Stars), AWOL Gallery, Toronto, ON
Square Foot Ten (presented by AWOL Gallery) –Twist Gallery, Toronto, ON
Square Foot Eight, AWOL. Gallery, Toronto, ON
2017 Selected as cover for Visual Art Mississauga’s brochure, spring edition.
Featured in SNAPD Newspaper for Arts on the Credit Sponsorship, May 2016 Edition.
Featured in Goodlife Mississauga Magazine, Arts on the Credit, Written by Chad Hacki
Terence Dick, Why the A#&! Do You Paint? At the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto: http://akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=1076
Front and Back Cover of Instant Anthology magazine, design work, Instant Anthology, Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, Ontario
“A Series of Drawings”, Artwork, Instant Anthology Magazine, Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, Ontario
AWARDS & SPONSORSHIPS
Sponsored Artist for Craft Community Booth, One of a Kind Spring show (OOAK17), Better Living Centre, Toronto, ON
People’s Choice Award, Visual Arts Mississauga 39th Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM), Mississauga, ON
Sponsored artist for Arts on the Credit Art Fair, Mississauga, ON.
Fellowship Residency at the Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON
2017 Computer Animation, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON
2015 Honors BFA with Distinction, Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON