H. Gene Thompson

H. Gene Thompson is a queer, non-binary artist born in 1989 in Pittsburgh, PA and based in New Orleans, LA. They have been touring their work and collaborating with community organizations and artist residencies across the country since 2012. Thompson has worked professionally as a performer, muralist, public artist, printmaker, illustrator, and painter. Their current interdisciplinary artistic process involves using somatic and embodied practices, community organizing, and movement workshops. Thompson creates and directs inclusive public art events that connect people and seek to heal by confronting the trauma held in our bodies.

Thompson is a grateful recipient of residencies at The Spectacular House Digital Gallery, Sulfur Studios (Savannah, GA), Pittsburgh Office of Public Art/Bike Pittsburgh, The New Hazlett Theater (Pittsburgh, PA), The Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, Laboratory (Spokane, WA), The Kelly-Strayhorn Theater (Pittsburgh), Charles Adams Studio Project (Lubbock, TX), Art In Odd Places (Orlando, FL), AS220 (Providence, RI), and Future Tenant (Pittsburgh). They have taught workshops across the country including Provincetown MA, Pittsburgh PA, New Orleans LA, Truth or Consequences NM, Providence RI, Lubbock TX, Columbus OH, Nashville TN, Savannah GA, Shreveport LA, Dallas TX, Albuquerque NM, Los Angeles CA, UC Davis, and the University of Montevallo.

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