BIO

My name is Ashlee Rene Thompson and I am a contemporary artist from Montgomery, Alabama. I earned my MFA in Studio Art and a certificate in Museum Studies from The University of Alabama in 2022.  In previous academia, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts as well as my Master of Liberal Arts degree from Auburn University at Montgomery in Montgomery, AL. Since 2015, I have served as an adjunct instructor for the Fine Arts department at Auburn University at Montgomery. I also teach Drawing 1 at The University of Alabama. Alongside teaching, I have continued making works of art and have proudly exhibited in national and international juried exhibitions. As far as curatorial experience, I have worked with several gallery spaces as a project manager, curator, and exhibit designer. I currently live and work in Tuscaloosa, AL.

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Ashlee René Thompson


Education

2022     Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art

              The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

              Museum Studies Certificate

              The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

2013     Master of Liberal Arts 

             Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama

2011     Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts, Minor in Art History

             Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama

Academic Honors and Awards

2022: Camilla Canty Endowed Scholarship from The University of Alabama

2021-2022 Graduate Council Fellowship from The University of Alabama

2021-2022: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

2021: 0.25 FTE Graduate Teaching Assistantship from The University of Alabama

2020-Present: Honors Society: Strength and Honor

2020-Present: Golden Key International Honour Society

2019-2020: Emily Irene Thames Fellowship from The University of Alabama


Solo Exhibitions

2022    “Fragments,” The University of Alabama Gallery in the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center, Tuscaloosa, AL

2021    “Synaptic Transmission,” Sella-Granata Art Gallery at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

2013    “Hoof Prints throughout History,” Goodwyn Hall Art Gallery at Auburn University at Montgomery, Montgomery, AL


Group Exhibitions and Awards

2022   

“Art and Technology,” Sound Light Color Atelier, Amsterdam, Netherlands


“New Art Vibes-Art Exhibition,” Galerie Azote-Art Contemporain, Paris, France


“Contemporary 4th Edition,” Boomer Gallery, London, UK


“Guardians of Dreams” International Mixed Reality Art Exhibition, M.A.D.S. Art Gallery S.L., Milan, Italy and Fuerteventura, Canary Islands


“Artistic Independence” Online Exhibition, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA, https://www.laslagunaartgallery.com/2022abstract

“3rd Annual Painting” Online Exhibition, The In Art Gallery, https://theinartgallery.com/3rdannualpaintingexhibition


“56th Annual Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank Exhibition,” Regions Bank (RSA Tower), Montgomery, AL


“Divulge: d’Art’s Second Annual National Exhibition Featuring the Use of Art for Therapy & Mental Health Awareness, Norfolk, VA


“New Visions” Online Art Exhibition, Florence Contemporary Gallery, Florence, Italy, https://www.florencecontemporary.com/newvisions (catalogue cover: Woman’s Flesh)


“4th Annual Lines, Shapes, & Objects” (July 2022) Online Juried Art Exhibition, Fusion Art, https://www.fusionartps.com/4th-annual-lines-shapes-objects-art-exhibition-july-2022/

“Consciousness: Anima Mundi 2022,” ITSLIQUID International Art Fair, Venice, Italy


13th Annual “Abstracts” Art Exhibition, Light Space and Time Online Art Gallery,             https://www.lightspacetime.art/abstracts-art-exhibition-march-2022/. Award: Special Recognition


11th Annual “All Women” Art Exhibition, Light Space and Time Online Art Gallery,             https://www.lightspacetime.art/all-women-art-exhibition-february-2022/.

Award: Special Recognition


“59th Annual Juried Competition,” Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA

2021   3rd Annual “Primary Colors” Online Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Galley

https://www.lightspacetime.art/primary-colors-art-exhibition-december-2021/

Award: Special Recognition

“Graduate Pop-Up Art Exhibition,” Sella-Granata Art Gallery at The University of Alabama,            Tuscaloosa, AL

“55th Annual Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank Exhibition,” Regions Bank-RSA Tower,                  Montgomery, AL


“Me, Myself, and I” Online Exhibition, The In Art Gallery (online)    

https://theinartgallery.com/open-theme


 “Artist of the Month for July 2021,” ART JOBS. 

https://www.artjobs.com/op/artist-of-the-month/2021


“11th Annual Open Online Art Exhibition,” Light Space & Time Online Art Galley. https://www.lightspacetime.art/open-art-exhibition-august-2021/


“2nd Annual Open Theme” Online Exhibition, The In Art Gallery (online)

https://theinartgallery.com/open-theme


“Emergence” Exhibition, Tennessee Valley Museum of Art in Tuscumbia, AL


“Graduate Pop-Up Art Exhibition,” Sella-Granata Art Gallery at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL


2020   

“54th Annual Montgomery Art Guild Regions Bank Exhibition,” Regions Bank (RSA Tower), Montgomery, AL


“Montgomery Art Guild Regions Too Online Exhibition,” online gallery based out of Montgomery, AL (https://www.montgomeryartguild.org/mag-regions-part2)    


2019   

“Fall Showcase of New and Returning Graduate Students,” Sella-Granata Art Gallery at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL


“Central Alabama Showcase,” Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery in Wetumpka, AL

Awards: Honorable Mention for 2-D Art (not under glass) category for Geometrie Bleu


“Tulatoma Art Trail,” Artist Showcase/Art Walk in Wetumpka, AL


2017   

“Elmore County Art Guild 33rd Annual Show,” Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery in Wetumpka, AL


2016   

“Blue Iguana Local Artist Showcase,” Blue Iguana Bar and Grill, Prattville, AL

Live Artist Demonstration and Art Sale


“Elmore County Art Guild 32nd Annual Show,” Wetumpka Depot Players Theatre in Wetumpka, AL, Award: 1st place award in 3-D, Sculpture, & Pottery Category for Horse Chinese Symbol


2015   

“Alabama National Fair Art Guild Show,” Garrett Coliseum in Montgomery, AL


“Prattauga Art Guild Fall Art Show,” Prattville Creative Arts Center in Prattville, AL


“Elmore County Art Guild 31st Annual Show,” Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery in Wetumpka, AL


2014   

“Second Annual TAG: Artists for Animals" Art Show, Cool Beans Café de Art in Montgomery, AL

“Elmore County Art Guild 29th Annual Winter Show,” Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery in Wetumpka, AL, Award: Honorable Mention for Cubist Diego in 2-D art (not under glass)


Press

2022   

“Florence Contemporary Gallery: New Visions,” 5 September 2022, https://www.florencecontemporary.com/newvisions, (catalogue cover: Woman’s Flesh).


“Exhibition Review: Anima Mundi 2022- Consciousness,” ITSLIQUID Group, 27 May 2022, https://www.itsliquid.com/review-consciousness-2022.html.

           

“Opening: Anima Mundi 2022- Consciousness,” ITSLIQUID Group, 6 May 2022, https://www.itsliquid.com/opening-consciousness-2022.html.

“UA Grad Student’s Painting Selected for International Art Fair in Venice, Department of Art and Art History, 28 March 2022, https://art.ua.edu/news/ua-grad-students-painting-selected-for-international-art-fair-in-venice/.

           

“Fragments: Ashlee René Thompson MFA Exhibition,” Department of Art and Art History, 10 March 2022, https://art.ua.edu/news/fragments-ashlee-rene-thompson-mfa-exhibition/.


“UA Grad Students Accepted to Louisiana Museum Juried Show,” Department of Art and Art History, 20 January 2022, https://art.ua.edu/student-news/ua-grad-students-accepted-to-louisiana-museum-juried-show/.


“Making the Invisible Visible: Art and Mental Health,” Department of Art and Art History, 18 August 2021, https://art.ua.edu/news/making-the-invisible-visible-art-and-mental-health/.


“Grad Students Reap Summer Accolades,” Department of Art and Art History, 18 August 2021, https://art.ua.edu/news/grad-students-reap-summer-accolades/.

2021   

“Artists Speak about Mental Health.” ARTSY SHARK, 11 August 2021, https://www.artsyshark.com/2021/08/11/artists-speak-about-mental-health/.

           

“Graduate Students’ Artwork Accepted into National Venues,” Department of Art and Art History, 6 August 2021, https://art.ua.edu/news/graduate-students-artwork-accepted-to-national-venues/.


“Artist of the Month for July 2021,” ART JOBS, 4 August 2021, https://www.artjobs.com/op/artist-of-the-month/2021


“UA Art Student, Alumni Selected for New Tennessee Valley Juried Exhibition.” Department of Art and Art History, 4 May 2021, http://art.ua.edu/news/ua-art-student-alumni-selected-for-new-tennessee-valley-juried-exhibition/.  


Nakashima, Monica. “How Two Art Graduate Students Are Making Their Exhibitions Personal.” The Crimson White, March 29, 2021. https://cw.ua.edu/81259/culture/how-two-art-graduate-students-are-making-their-exhibitions-personal/


2019   

“René Thompson: Graduate Art Student Exhibit 2019.” UA College of Arts & Sciences. UA

Department of Art and Art History.” Vimeo, Tuesday, October 8, 2019. https://vimeo.com/365052268.


 
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