Now Open: Greater Toronto Art 2024, March 22–July 28.

Michael Thompson, Chase (detail), 2023. Courtesy of the Artist and Franz Kaka, Toronto. Photograph by LF Documentation. 

Michael Thompson

Greater Toronto Art 2024

Michael Thompson (b. London, Ontario) is a painter living and working in Toronto. Thompson’s practice investigates the translation of photographic images into paintings and is often informed broadly by conceptions of history. His recent work examines the documentary nature of photography and employs painting as a space to traverse uncertain and complicated grounds. In 2019, he completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at Western University and became a resident artist at the Slade School of Fine Art in partnership with Camden Art Centre (London). In 2022, he received a Master of Fine Art from the University of Guelph. Thompson has recently been included in group exhibitions at the plumb (Toronto), Jargon Projects (Chicago), and Galerie Nicolas Robert (Toronto). His most recent solo exhibition, Chorus Coda, opened at Franz Kaka (Toronto) in 2023.

For GTA24, Thompson has been commissioned to create a group of new paintings that take his personal and familial connections to industrial automotive production within the Greater Toronto Area as a starting point.

 

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