Mimei Thompson

Mimei Thompson (b. 1972 Tokyo) lives and works in London. Thompson studied at Glasgow School of Art, Central St Martins College of Art and Design, and the Royal College of Art. Her works are both process based and representational; marks function descriptively, but their own physicality, as paint, or drawn line, as a trace of gesture, also remains dominant. In her work, Thompson explores the longing for a sense of connectedness to nature, here meaning a sense of a place of origin or authenticity, which is knowingly unattainable. There is a feeling that matter is temporarily taking on certain forms, but these forms are transient, capable of continually shifting, morphing. Selected Awards and Competitions include: Jerwood Contemporary Painters (2010); Marmite Painting Prize (2010); Future50, PSL, Leeds (2008); and SV 07, Studio Voltaire, London (2007). Selected solo exhibitions include: Trade Gallery, Nottingham (2014); Lunar Asparagus, Art First Projects, London (2013); Internal Geometry, The Drawing Room at St George’s Hall, Liverpool (2008-09); and Mime 1, Transition Gallery, London (2008). Selected group exhibitions include: His Monkey Wife, (collaboration with Urara Tsuchiya), Project Room, Glasgow (2013); CAVE Art Fair, Liverpool (2012); Drawing Biennial 2009, Drawing Room, London (2009); and These Living Walls of Jet, Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool (2008). Thompspn also has work in the Arts Council Collection, UK. www.mimeithompson.com



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