Larry  Thompson

Larry Thompson

Professor and Associate Dean, Division of Art and Design

School of the Arts

Division of Art and Design, Department of Art

Office: Swearingen Hall 142
Email: lthompso@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4631

Larry Thompson, Professor of Art, has served as Chair of the Art Department since coming to Samford in 2007. A native of El Paso, Texas, Thompson has taught in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas prior to moving to Birmingham. In addition to teaching painting and drawing courses, and chairing the department, Thompson is an artist who has recently exhibited work in China, New York, Texas, California, Alabama, Illinois, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He is an active member of the College Art Association (www.collegeart.org), and has served as Career Mentor for CAA numerous times and will be doing so again, in addition to presenting at the CAA Conference in Chicago in 2014. Thompson holds an MFA in Painting from The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, and a BFA in Art and Design from The University of Texas at San Antonio, and is represented locally at Space One Eleven Art Space.  You can view more of Thompson's work at www.artbylarrythompson.com.  Larry also serves on an advisory council creating the Salvador's Deli art event and fundraiser for art supplies for school children in partnership with UAB and The Birmingham Museum of Art.

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Leaving Louisiana

Oil on Wood

12”x 24”

2010 National Juried Exhibition

Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, California

www.sylviawhite.com

Reading Friedman

Reading Friedman

Oil on Wood

42”x 48”

Art of the State Juried Exhibition 2010

Tennessee Valley Museum of Art

Tuscumbia, Alabama

Chasing Blue Sky

Chasing Blue Sky

Oil on Wood

8”x 18”

National Small Oil Painting Juried Exhibition, Juror’s Award

Wichita Center for the Fine Arts, Wichita, Kansas

Thompson  A Monday

A Monday

Oil on Wood

48”x 66”

Art of the State Juried Exhibition 2010

Tennessee Valley Museum of Art

Tuscumbia, Alabama

Thompson Someone Else

Someone Else

Oil on Wood

24” x 48”

TKAM 2010Exhibition: An exhibition of works celebrating Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Birmingham, Alabama

Degrees and Certifications

  • B.F.A., University of Texas at San Antonio
  • M.F.A., University of North Texas

Expertise

  • Art

Involvement

  • College Art Association