Bill Thompson

1957    Born in Ipswich, Massachusetts USA

Solo Exhibitions

2017    After Image (with Maria Lalic), Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, DE
2016    In Dialogue (with Tianli Zu), Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, AU 
2015    Romp, Galería Miguel Marcos, Barcelona, ES
2014    Tool Box, Ana Serratosa Arte, Valencia, ES
            Object Painting
(with Robert Sagerman), Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, DE
2013    Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
            20 Years of Printmaking at CSS, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
            Solo Project/Galerie Renate Bender, Basel, CH
            Coro, Galería Miguel Marcos, Barcelona, ES
2012    Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
            Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart, DE
            Vis à Vis (with Jus Juchtmans), Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, DE
             Art Karlsruhe/Galerie Renate Bender, Karlsruhe, DE
2011    The Columns, Seoul, KR
2010    Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, AU
            Galería Miguel Marcos, Barcelona, ES
2009    Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
            Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, DE
            Ana Serratosa-Arte, Valencia, ES
2008    The White Gallery, Seoul, KR
2007    Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
2006    The Columns, Seoul, KR
2005    Seomi & Tuus, Seoul, KR
2004    Star Tower Gallery, Seoul, KR
2003    Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
2002    Star Tower Gallery, Seoul, KR
2001    The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
2000    Space Kitchen, Seoul, KR
1999    Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
1998    Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, Portland, ME
            Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM          
1996    In Khan Gallery, New York, NY
            Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA  
            Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM          
            Center Street Studio, Boston, MA
1995    The Butler Institute of American Art, Salem, OH                
            Alpha Gallery, Boston, MA
1994    Morie Club, Hamamatsu City, JP
1993    Galerie Mourlot, Boston, MA          
            The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1992    Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
1991    Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
1990    Frick Gallery, Belfast, ME          
            Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
Selected Group Exhibitions

2019   Embodying Colour, Museum-Wilhelm-Morgner, Soest, DE
           Housewarming, VSOP Projects, Greenport, NY
           Galería Miguel Marcos, ARCO Madrid, ES
           Weiss, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, DE
2017   We Dream – Beauty Beyond and Beneath, Suffolk University Gallery, Boston, MA
           Sleeping Beauty, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Sante Fe, NM
2016   Plastic Imagination, Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA
           Carroll and Sons, Boston, MA
           Fifty Shades of Red, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, DE
           Transformations: Beauty, Color, Form; Endicott College, Beverly, MA
2015   Works On & With Paper, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, DE
           Schwarz auf Weiss, Sammlung Weishaupt, Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt, DE

           Kunststoff, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, DE
           Galería Miguel Marcos, ARCO Madrid, ES
           The Physicality of Color, Museum of Art, UNH, Durham, NH
2014   Embodying Colour, Vasarely Múzeum Budapest, Budapest, HU
            Faszination Farbe, Kunsthaus Fürstenfeldbruck, Fürstenfeldbruck, DE
            25 Years Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, AU
            Wiedersehen Wiesbaden, Edition Multiplart, Zürich, CH
            Projektraum/OUT-LOOK, Galerie Robert Drees, Hannover, DE
2013    Monocromáticos, Galería Adora Calvo, Salamanca, ES
            Interplay, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, AU
            Embodying Colour, Kunsthaus Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, DE
            Boston-Como, Como, IT
            Galería Miguel Marcos, ARCO Madrid, ES
2012    Sense of Colors, Keitelman Gallery, Brussels, BE
            Arise, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
            Topography of Painting, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Surface Tension, Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2011    Kunststoff Skulptur, Kreissparkasse, Rottweil, DE
            Sculptural Forms, Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, AU
            Morphologies, Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
            Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Art Stage Singapore SG
2010    Art Now, The Columns, Seoul, KR
            Monochrome 1, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, DE
            Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Art Hong Kong
            Contemporary American Woodcut Prints, Art Bank Gallery, Washington, DC
            Galería Miguel Marcos, ARCO Madrid, ES
2009    Kaleidoscope, Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Zurich, CH
            Minimal Variety Forms, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney, AU
            Galerie Kashya Hildebrand, Art Dubai/Art Hong Kong
            Galería Miguel Marcos, ARCO Madrid, ES
2008    Una Mirada, Galería Miguel Marcos, Barcelona, ES
            The Fascination with the Colour Red, Galerie Renate Bender, Munich, DE
            Galería Cadaqués Dos, Cadaqués, ES
            The Columns, Art Cologne, Cologne, DE
            Flow, Centre Cultural Andratx, Mallorca, ES
2007    Polished & Pressed, Bill Thompson/Peter Weber, Thatcher Projects, NY
            The Columns, Art Cologne/Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, ES
            Temptation, The Columns, Seoul, KR
2006    The Scent of Korea, Daegu, KR
            Painterly Sculpture, The Columns, Seoul, KR
2005    Today’s Voice, Neuhoff Gallery, New York, NY
            Resurfaced, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA
            Gleam & Glory, Renate Schröder Galerie, Mönchengladbach, DE
            Thirty Ways to Make a Painting, Carl Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
            New Paintings, Chac Mool Gallery, West Hollywood, CA
2004    Paine, Thompson, Werner; The Salt Queen Foundation, Southampton, NY    
2003    Unisono, Renate Schröder Galerie, Cologne, DE
            Visions and Revisions, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
            Boston Abstraction Now, OSP Gallery, Boston, MA
2002    Painting in Boston: 1950–2000, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
            Edge, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2001    Estrada-Vega, Pastine, Thompson; Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY
2000    Painting Pushed to Extremes, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA
            Color, Virginia Lynch Gallery, Tiverton, RI  
            Rapture, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
1999    Planes of Color, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seattle, WA  
            Retinal Fetish, The Gallery @ Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
            A Quiet Revolution, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
1998    Summer Show, Debs & Co., New York, NY
            Invitational, Wenham Museum, Wenham, MA
1997    The Drawing Show, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
            Synergy, Robert Clements Gallery, Portland, ME
            Blue, In Khan Gallery, New York, NY
            Geometry and Flow, Gallery Seomi, Seoul, KR
1996    In Black & White, Numark Gallery, Washington, DC
1995    The Drawing Show, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA          
            Single Fire, Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
1994    Large Scale Paintings, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA          
1993    Hankyu Ltd. Presents L’Atelier Mourlot, Hankyu Gallery (Ginza), Tokyo, JP
1992    5th Year Anniversary Invitational, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA
1991    Homage to Wood, Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA          
            Ten Years of Boston Art, Nielsen Gallery, Boston, MA          
            Collection Notes, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA          
            Black and White, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
1989    Artist’s Choice, Newton Arts Center, Newton, MA              
            The Drawing Show, Mills Gallery, Boston, MA

The Abbey Group, Boston, MA
Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Art Bank Program, US Department of State, Washington, DC          
Art Enterprises, Chicago, IL
Au Bon Pain Corporation, Boston, MA          
BankBoston, Boston, MA      
Bernkoff, Goodman & Baseman, Boston, MA
Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP, Washington, DC                      
Brown, Rudnick, Freed, & Gesmer, Boston, MA          
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH          
Davis Museum, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA
Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT         
DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
Gabriele and Eberhard Ehrhardt, Munich, DE
Eliot Hotel, Boston, MA
Fidelity Management and Research Company, Boston, MA                
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Gund Collection, Cambridge, MA
Hyundai Corp., Seoul, KR
Intercontinental, Boston, MA
List Visual Art Center, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA          
Marsh Art Gallery, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA          
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA          
Millennium Partners, Boston, MA
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, Boston, MA          
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA          
Neiman Marcus, Natick, MA
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Nine Zero Hotel, Boston, MA
PerkinElmer, Inc, Waltham, MA
Private Collection, Frankfurt, DE
Quad/Graphics, West Allis, WI        
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA          
Rudnick & Wolfe, Chicago, IL
SandRidge Energy, Inc, Oklahoma City, OK
Song-Eun Art and Cultural Foundation, Seoul, KR
Taylor-Winfield Corp., Brookfield, OH
University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Agathe and Maximilian Weishaupt, Munich, DE
Wellington Management Company, Boston, MA and London, GB


1975–77         Painting and Sculpture at Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA  


2017       Finalist in Sculpture, Massachusetts Cultural Council
2016       Prix de Print, Art in Print Jan-Feb, juried by Roberta Waddell
2014       Finalist in Painting, Massachusetts Cultural Council
2009       Finalist for Pilar Juncosa & Sotheby’s Award, Joan Miró Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, ES
2003       Mid-career Artist Award, International Association of Art Critics, NE Chapter
1999-2008 Studio Residency, Loft Nota Bene, Cadaqués, ES
1996       New England Foundation for the Arts/NEA Regional Fellowship
1975       A. K. Oliver Scholarship Grant National Scholastic Art Awards (NSAA)
               NSAA Scholarship to Carnegie-Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
1974–75 Hallmark Honor Prize for Massachusetts
1973–75 NSAA Gold Medals

Selected Bibliography
Brody, Jacqueline. “Prints Published.” The Print Collector’s Newsletter, July/August, 1994.
Bufill, Juan. “Volúmenes de Color.” La Vanguardia, 12 May 2013
 ———. "Esculturas Concretas." La Vanguardia, 6 April 2015
Martínez Clarà, Jesús. “Duende y Fulgor.” La Vanguardia, 12 May 2010
Carter, Matthew. “Top Ten Picks.”Artforum, February 2014
Chambers, Christopher Hart; “The Object of Painting.”Sculpture, June 2014
Clemmer, David. “Bill Thompson: Prints & Paintings.” THE Magazine, May 1996.
Flórez, Fernando Castro. “Aunque algunos piensan…” Ana Serratosa-Arte, May 2009
Frost, Andrew. “A Couple of Peas in a Pod.” Sydney Morning Herald, October 2010
Heartney, Eleanor. “Bill Thompson at In Khan.” Art in America, April 1997
Heise, Rüdiger. "Farben erforschen." APPLAUS, April 2017
Hoving, Thomas. “Art for the Ages.” Cigar Aficionado, summer 1995.  
Hrbacek, Mary. “Weber and Thompson at Margaret Thatcher Projects.” NY Arts Magazine, Jan-Feb 2008
Joe, Yonghee. “A Monochromatic World of Vivid Color.” International Herald Tribune, January 3, 2001
Kim, Mi-hee. “Altered Flats and Nodes.” The Korea Herald, January 1, 2001
Lloyd, Ann Wilson. “Bill Thompson at Barbara Krakow.” Art in America, March 2004
———. “Natural Beauties.”, Spring 2009
Marxen, Patti M. “Three Artists, Three Moods on Display at Frick Gallery.” Camden Herald, July 5, 1990.  
Miller, Francine Koslow. “Bill Thompson: Minimalist Prints With Attitude.” The Print Collector’s Newsletter, March/April 1996.
Narrett, Eugene. “Bill Thompson: Dimensional Paintings.” Art New England, May 22, 1990.
Parks, Addison. “A Sense of Humor.” catalog essay, Nielsen Gallery and Butler Institute of American Art, December 1992.
———. “Paintings That Are All Muscles and Armor.” Christian Science Monitor, June 20, 1991.
Perrott, Jeffrey. ”Bill Thompson’s Edge.“ Stuff Magazine, October 1996
Plagens, Peter. “Bold Perceptions in Color.” The Wall Street Journal, December 7, 2012
Protzman, T. Ferdinand. “Minimalists with Maximum Skill.” The Washington Post, June 8, 1996.
Pulkka, Wesley. “Glossy Works Reflect Sweat Equity.” The Albuquerque Journal, September 20, 1998.
———. “Artist Cuts Distracting Noise.” The Albuquerque Journal, March 17, 1996.
Sherman, Mary. “Painters Maximize Minimal Work.” Boston Sunday Herald, July 31, 1994.
———. “New Works Show Painter’s Sense of Balance.” Boston Sunday Herald, April 28, 1991.
Silver, Joanne. “Bill Thompson Transforms His Paintings.” Boston Herald, February 2, 1990.
Sontowski, Anke. “Art That Reflects a Speedy City.” The Korea Times, November 10, 2002
Stapen, Nancy. “Bill Thompson.” ArtNews, April, 1993.
———. “Minimalism Gets a Sense of Humor.” The Boston Globe, December 17, 1992.
Tarlow, Lois. “Profile: Bill Thompson.” Art New England, April, 1993.
Temin, Christine. “David, Stroud, Thompson: Pushing the Minimum to the Maximum.” The Boston Globe, July 27, 1994.
———. “No Illusions: The Art of Donald Judd.” The Boston Globe, January 18, 1990.
Yoon, Donghee. “Bill Thompson.” The Art Magazine, February 2001
Waddell, Roberta. "Edition by Bill Thompson", Prix de Print, Art in Paper, Jan-Feb 2016
“Working Proof.” On Paper, Volume I, #1, #5; Volume 2, #1.
Zevitas, Steven T. “New American Paintings,” The Open Studios Press, Summer 1996.
_ _ _ “New American Paintings,” Spring 2003