p. seth thompson
With influences ranging from abstraction, cinema, quantum physics, news media, and 80s culture , Thompson discusses the image’s role in how he perceives the world.
As our culture continues to transform into a representation of things, we become prisoners of our own perceived world. To reconcile this perceived reality, we must look at our own past and deconstruct the narrative in which it was built upon. By dissecting film, television, news, and advertising, I take my personal, mediated experience and translate into a universal one. Doing this allows for an innovative and neutral awareness that considers our need to be heard and our desire to be right.
He received a BA in film and video from Georgia State University in 2005 and a MFA in photography from SCAD-Atlanta in 2012. From 2011-2013, Thompson worked as curatorial assistant in the department of modern and contemporary art at the High Museum of Art. In 2014 he was hired on a two year contract at Kennesaw State University where he taught photography and video courses. Thompson has also taught part-time at University of Georgia.
Thompson's work has appeared in Art in America, ArtsATL, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, The Atlantan, Bad at Sports, Burnaway, Creative Loafing, OtherPeoplesPixels Blog, Oz Magazine, and WABE. In 2014, he was a finalist for the Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue Award and nominated for the John Gutman Photography Fellowship Award. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, and China, and is in the permanent collection of Sir Elton John, the High Museum of Art, MOCA GA, and the Fulton County Arts Council.