Artist Statement

My work explores how we engage with our respective landscapes and how this influences us, personally and culturally, especially in the American West.

Meg Thompson Resume

 Education

University of Montana, Missoula, Montana; BA with Honors, English and Creative Writing 1999

School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, continuing education: Creative Blacksmithing, figure   sculpture, oil painting, summer 2007-winter 2009

 Public Art

2016 – Current, Coordinator of Laramie Public Art Coalition

2016 The Parade Project; a collaborative project organized by Wyoming Art Party which enabled community members to create costumes and participate in the Jubilee Days Parade, Laramie, WY

2015 Piechocki-McGergor Consulting: hired as a local consultant to help develop a public art plan for Laramie; duties included:

2015 Laramie Pop-Up Art Walk; a collaborative project organized by Wyoming Art Party which includes established galleries alongside “pop-up” shops that would showcase the work of local artists, musicians, and performers. The goal is to turn the entire downtown of Laramie into an art space open and free to the public.

2014 Laramie downtown bike racks; created 20 unique designs and organized the manufacture and placement of over 150 bike racks, Laramie, WY

Shows Curated/Organized

2016 2nd Annual Laramie Pop Up Art Walk; downtown Laramie, WY (artist and organizer)

2015 1st Annual Laramie Pop Up Art Walk; downtown Laramie, WY (artist and organizer)

2014-2015 Portrait of Wyoming; a collaborative group art show with 38 Wyoming artists, writers, and craftfolk; co-curated with June Glasson; downtown Laramie; August-September 2015; Art Association of Jackson February-April 2015; Lander Art Center May –July 2015.

Solo Exhibitions

2013 As Told By The Wind…, Honeybee Gallery, Laramie, WY

Group Exhibitions

2016 2nd Annual Laramie Pop Up Art Walk; downtown Laramie, WY (artist and organizer)

2015   1st Annual Laramie Pop Up Art Walk; downtown Laramie, WY (artist and organizer)

2015   46th Annual Kimball Art Festival, Park City, UT

2015 Governor’s Capitol Art Exhibition, juried group show, Cheyenne, WY

2014 Three from Laramie, group show with Wyoming artists at Clay Paper Scissors Gallery, Cheyenne, WY

2014 Art for the Holiday, pop up group show with local Laramie artists: June Glasson, Colleen Friday, Conor Mullen, Stoney Smith, Sofi Thanhauser, and Adrenne Vetter; downtown Laramie, WY

2014 Portrait of Wyoming, The Wyoming Art Party, Laramie, Jackson Hole, Lander WY

2014 Touchstone Laramie 2014, An exhibition by the Laramie Artist Project, Laramie, WY

2014 Wyoming Seen, group show hosted by University of Wyoming Science & Math Teaching

Center; Laramie, WY

2013 Western Design Conference, Jackson, WY

2012 Touchstone Laramie 2012, An exhibition by the Laramie Artist Project, Laramie, WY

2012 Western Design Conference, Jackson, WY

2012 Mountain Arts Festival, Breckenridge, CO

2011 Nicolaysen Fall Art Show and Sale, juried show and sale, Casper, WY

2010   Degenerate Craft Fair, artist invitational group sale, New York, NY 2010 Abstract Intentions, group show curated by David Gibson and Keren Moscovitch, School of

Visual Arts, New York, NY

2009 I Want to teach the World to . . .Play!, group show curated by David Gibson, Jeffrey

Rakien Nomura, Savannah Spirit, Elizabeth Line; Brooklyn Artillery, Brooklyn, NY

2008   Open Studio, School of Visual Arts Summer Residency Program (New York, NY)

Awards/Honors/Presentations/Publications

2016 Laramie Jubilee Days Parade “Best Large Float” award for Wyoming Art Party’s Mythical Creatures of Wyoming float.

2016 Good Prairie Stock; by Kirsten Rue, Homestead: Jackson Hole Architecture + Interiors + Art, Jackson Hole, WY, p 103, Issue 16

2015   Arts Local Leader; by Joel Funk, Laramie Boomerang, Laramie, WY, front page, September 6

2015 Best in Show for Wood at 46th Annual Kimball Arts Festival, Park City, UT.

2015 Wyoming Art Party: Organizing collaborations and artist produced shows in Wyoming; presentation with June Glasson at Wyoming Arts Council Annual CLICK conference for visual artists, Cody, WY.

2015 Selected for the Wyoming Art Council Artist roster

2015 Cultural Front: Revealing Wyoming’s Flavors, Complexities; Plant Jackson Hole; March

2013 Award winner to design bike rack designs for Laramie Main Street Alliance; Laramie, WY

2012 Exhibitor’s Choice Award, 2012 Western Design Conference, Jackson, WY

2012 The Lifeline of Blood and Bone, artist presentation, “Never Drink Downstream: Factual

Tales and Artful Musings on Wyoming’s Water”, University of Wyoming

2012 The Prairie Knows Who You Are, artist presentation, “Brush Creek Presents”, University of Wyoming

Residencies

2012   Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY, September 2012

2008   School of Visual Arts, Residency Program (New York, NY), July 2008