Bio

Mary Thompson was born in Bristol, England, in 1978. Mary graduated with a first class honors degree in Fine Art from University College Falmouth in 2001, specialising in drawing and installation. She travels the globe extensively, resulting in geographical and cartographical references manifesting themselves in her work. Mary was recently selected to take part in Unleashed Devices, a prestigious exhibition at the Watermans Gallery, London, critically and creatively exploring the functions of technologies.

Mary’s work is ephemeral, organic and time-based. Experimentation and playfulness are intrinsic to both her large scale 2D and 3D drawings. She uses familiar materials, subverting their predetermined role in everyday life to create intricate, sensitive, colourful structures, which amass into elaborate arenas in which the viewer may enter. Within these constructed spaces, motion-sensitive drawing machines scrawl, vibrate and draw on the floor when a viewer is present, creating an information graphic - a visual record of the presence of whoever has interacted with the space.

Exhibtions

2011 'Hidden Artists' Denbies Picure Gallery Dorking Surrey
2010 'Unchartered Islands' Greenhouse Gallery Guernsey
2010 'Unleashed Devices' Watermans Gallery London
2010 'White Christmas' Greenhouse Gallery Guernsey
2010 ‘Voyages of Exploration’ Princess Elizabeth Hospital Guernsey
2009 'IM-MER-SIVE' The Centre Fold Gallery Guernsey
2009 'Park Street Studios Retrospective' PSS Guernsey
2008 - 2009 Old Town Open Studio Nights Guernsey
2007 'Space Invaders' Greenhouse Gallery Guernsey
2006 'Arts Alive' Beau Sejour Guernsey
2005 'Culture and Leisure' Lemon Pink Gallery Guernsey
2003 'Mural Project' Hogar Grange Sucre Bolivia
2002 Open Studio Mivart Street Studios Bristol
2001 'Superlative' Plymouth Arts Centre Plymouth
2001 Graduated in Fine Art Falmouth College of Arts First Class Hons Degree