CURRICULUM VITAE
Justin Randolph Thompson
cell.(39)3280667888 /347-775-7618 e-mail: mpassionfruit@hotmail.com
www.justinrandolphthompson.com
Born in Peekskill,NY USA June 17, 1979
Lives and Works between Italy and the USA
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Education
2003 American University, MFA
2001 The University of Tennessee, BFA

Solo and Two Person Shows
Forthcoming 2016 Get ready you mother, Galeria Carles Tache Projects, Barcelona
Forthcoming 2016 Friskin’ the Whiskers, NY, NY funded by Franklin Furnace Fund
2015 Moldy Figs, Momenta Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Sweet Exorcist, Weil Gallery, Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, TX
2015 Lies Damned Lies and Statistics, Lookout Gallery, Lansing, MI
2014 Firstly…, SRISA Contemporary Art Gallery, Florence, Italy
2014 Primer for Well Water, Stringroom Gallery, Wells College, Aurora, NY
2014 Fit the Battle, HVCCA, Peekskill, NY (sponsored by Salem Art Works)
2014 Standing in a Safety Zone, Villa La Pietra NYU, Florence
2014 Togged to the Bricks, Galeria La Tache, Barcelona, Spain
2014 A Job Ain’t Nothin’ but Work (two person show with Kevin Jerome Everson), Villa Romana, Florence , Italy, Curated by Andrew Smaldone
2013 Heel Tap, Formato Comodo, Madrid
2013 Spitting Seeds, SRISA Gallery of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy
2013 Dem’Golden Slippers, Cuchifritos Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Meet me in the Bottoms, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center_Project Space, San Antonio,TX, Curated by Meredith Dean
2012 Without Laughter, Fabbrica, Gambettola, Italy
2012 Tossin’ the Rag, The Bindery Projects, St. Paul, MN
2012 The First Book of Africa,l’Associazione le arti Tessili Maniago(PN)
2012 I’m Gone, SRISA Project Space, Florence
2012 Rag Poppin’(two person show with Filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson) , Hiram Van Gordon Gallery/TSU New Media Space, Nashville,TN
2011 The Pits, University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery, Knoxville, TN
2011 I Take My Time, Grassy, Madrid
2010 Swingin’;They Won’t Find Us Here, Minneapolis, MN
2009 Southern Trees; Santa Reparata Contemporary Art Gallery; Florence
2009 Martirio; Brooklyn Public Library/ Business Library; Brooklyn,NY
2008 I got somethin’ for your…; number_5 GmbH; Zurich, Switzerland
2008 Maybe it Runs in the Family; Buffalo Arts Studio; Buffalo, NY
2008 Signpost; SACI Gallery; Florence
2007 La Ruota degli Innocenti (Sponsored by the Fulbright Commission); Ospedale degli Innocenti, Florence
2006 Tree (with Amber Scoon; Castello del Pieve del Vescovo, Corciano (PG)

Group Shows
Forthcoming 2016 Dark was the Night, Baltimore Light City, Baltimore
2016 The Future looks brighter than ever. ,Fondazione Biagiotti Progetto Arte, Florence part of Black History Month Florence
2016 Neuromelanin Ringshout in collaboration with Andre Halyard , Tiziano Carfora and Radio Papesse, Audioblast Festival #4, Nantes
2015 Florenz Contemporary, Italian Embassy, Berlin, Curated by Angelika Stepken
2015 Nero su Bianco, American Academy of Rome, Rome, Curated by Lyle Ashton Harris and Robert Storr
2015 ReSignifications, Galleria Biagiotti and Villa La Pietra, Curated by Awam Amkpa
2015 Itinerarios, Fundacion Marcelino Botin, Santander Spain
2015 New American Sculpture, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY Curated by Dexter Wimberly
2014 Distrust that Particular Flavor, Bitforms Gallery, NY, NY Curated by Dexter Wimberly
2014 Prologue-Epilogue, the Gateway Project, Newark, NJ
2014 Maniera, Museo de Arte Raul Anguiano, Guadalajara, Mexico
2014 Hide Beaters, In Sonora, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid
2013 Flux Night, curated by Helena Reckitt, Atlanta, GA
2013 Finte Nature, Mac,n, Monsumanno Terme, Curated by Giacomo Bazzani
2013 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
2013 Correspondencia, Palazzo Lucarini, Trevi, Italy
2013 Through the Lens of the Blues Aesthetic, The Whitney Museum of American Art Curated by Kevin Jerome Everson, NY, NY
2012 Tossin’ the Rag, Art in Odd Places, NY, NY, Curated by Edwin Ramoran
2012 USUK Olympics Exhibition, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY
2012 Global Positioning System (So You Say You Want a Revolution) Curated by Keren Moscovitch, SVA Westside Gallery, NY, NY
2012 African American Artists from the Permanent Collection, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
2011 Revolution/Evolution, Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, NY
2011 Correspondencia, Vecchio Municipio, San donato Val di Comino Curated by Bruno Corà
2011 Green, Textile Museum, Washington D.C.
2011 TPS Report, SpaceCamp Microgallery, Indianapolis
2010 Exquisite Corpse, Soundfjord Gallery, London
2010 DIY( Do It Yourself), Dash Gallery Co-Curated by Derrik Adams and Wardell Milan III , NY, NY
2010 There is no Looking Glass Here, Deutsche Bank 60 Wall Gallery/MOCADA Curated by Kim Gant, NY NY
2010 Past residents at CAC; CAC Woodside, Troy NY
2010 Dialogo a Tres,Studio Clara Carvajal, Madrid
2010 Laguna Prize; Arsenale, Venice
2010 Videoholica;Visualcontainer tv, Milan, Italy
2009 Videoholica Festival; In Difference Festival; Vip Art Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
2009 Vuelta al Cole, La Nave/Galeria Altamira, Gijon, Spain
2009 Funktified, Staller Center for the Arts, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
2009 Elsewhere: I am here; MAS Gallery, Odzaci, Serbia
2009 Tools for Revolution; Rotte Metropolitane; Villa Romana, Florence
2009 All Art Now International Video Festival; British Council, Damascus, Syria
2008 Revolutionary Sound; Fortezza da Basso, Florence
2008 Gen X: Postboomers and the New South; Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
2008 Arnaldo Pomodoro Prize; Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan
2007 Drift; Rush Arts Gallery New York, NY
2006 Frame International Video Festival; Rivoli Teatro, Porto, Portugal
2006 Bridging Cultures Through Art; Marrakech, Morocco
2006 Langston Hughes African American Film Festival; Seattle, WA
2006 Legion (NY,NY); NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL

Awards/Residencies
2015 Franklin Furnace Fund Grant
2014 CAC Troy Residence, Troy, NY
2013 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Artist Grant
2013 Becas Artes Plasticas, Fundacion Marcelino Botin, Santander, Spain
2013 Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
2012 Foundation for Contemporary Art Emergency Grant
2012 Open Studio Fellowship; Franconia Sculpture Park
2012 Artist in residence; Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN
2011 Artist in Residence, Salem Art Works, Salem, NY
2011 Artist in Residence, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2010 CAC Troy Residence, Troy, NY
2009 Taller de Jannis Kounellis, Fundacion Marcelino Botin, Santander, Spain
2008 Winner of Revolutionary Sound, Sound Art Competition; Radio Papesse(section of Palazzo delle Papesse)
2008 Jerome Fellowship; Franconia Sculpture Park
2008 Finalist Arnaldo Pomodoro Prize
2007 USUK Cast Iron Symposium; Salem Art Works Salem, NY
2006 Sculpture and Installation Residence; School of Visual Arts NY,NY

Articles and publications
2014 Due Visioni Del Lavoro a Villa Romana, Arte e Critica No. 78 Francesco Marmorini
2012 Meet Me in the Bottoms: A Comentary on Socio-Political Issues, Art Magazine San Antonio by Alexandra Zuzula; http://artmagazinesa.com/meet-me-in-the-bottoms-a-commentary-on-socio-political-issues/
2012 Cross-Cultural References Converge in the Pits, Higher Ground by Sarah Collins Haywood?http://www.higherground.utk.edu/2012/05/cross-cultural-references-converge-in-the-pits/
2012 Last Night's Opening: Rag Poppin' at TSU's Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery, Nashville Scene by Laura Hutson ?http://www.nashvillescene.com/countrylife/archives/2012/01/27/last-nights-opening-rag-poppin-at-tsus-hiram-van-gordon-memorial-gallery
2009 Justin Randolph Thompson Shrines and Found History; Sculpture Magazine International by critic Elaine A. King; May 2009 Vol.28 No.4 pg. 42-47
2007 A Trickling Renewal published in Artseen Journal Fall

Lectures/Conferences
2016 Mapping Contemporary Florence, Villa La Pietra NYU Florence
2016 American University
2015 Black Portraiture conference, Villa La Pietra NYU Florence
2015 RCAH Michigan State University
2014 Wells College
2012 University of Texas San Antonio
2012 Southwest School of Art
2012 Texas A&M
2012 Hampshire College
2012 Tennesee State University
2011 Univeristy of Tennesee
2010 Premio Valcellina; Maniago
2008 Santa Reparata, Florence
2008 Franconia: 3D Symposium On the Road ; St. Croix Falls
2008 Constructed Community: An Ex-Patriot in Italy : New Critical Perspectives on African-American Art; The Driskell Center, College Park, MD
2008 From the Monument to the Ritual; Multicultural Center, Williams College

Collections
Fundacion Marcelino Botin; Santander Spain
MAC,n Monsumanno Terme (Pistoia)
Mobile Museum of Art; Mobile, AL
Brooklyn Public Library/ Business Library; Brooklyn, NY
Franconia Sculpture Park, Franconia, MN
Albornoz Palace Hotel; Spoleto
Salem Art Works Sculpture Park; Salem, NY
Premio Valcellina Collection, Maniago
Collezione Civica di Fiber Art di Chieri, Chieri(TO)