An artist whose practice involves writing and curating, Anne Thompson creates community through collaborative projects that move art outside its institutionalized spaces.
Thompson's recent and upcoming exhibitions at Usdan Gallery include Alexandra Bell: Counternarratives; Scalar, a solo exhibition by Torkwase Dyson; Queer Paranormal (a collaboration with Two Chairs); Patricia Johanson: House & Garden; and, for the fall 2020 election season, works by Lisa Anne Auerbach that intersect art and grassroots activism. During 2014-17, Thompson founded and curated the I-70 Sign Show, a nationally acclaimed public-art billboard and event project that positioned the Midwestern Interstate as a corridor for cultural and political commentary. She has been awarded fellowships at Epicenter; the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute; the Women’s Studio Workshop; and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Before receiving her MFA from Yale, Thompson was a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press. She joined the Bennington faculty in Fall 2017.