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PAST EXHIBITIONS

2014: Untapped II:

Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, Brockville ON

2015: New Faces: The Art Gallery, Cornwall ON

2015: Wampum Visions:

The Native North American Travelling College, Cornwall Island ON

2015: Foyer Gallery life drawings:

Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, Brockville ON

2015: Donor Night plastic sculpture centerpiece:

Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, Brockville ON

2016: New Year, New Art:

The Native North American Travelling College, Cornwall Island ON

2016: Are We There Yet?: Marianne van Silfhout Gallery, Brockville ON

2016: 25th Annual Apples & Art tour: The Native North American Travelling College, Cornwall Island ON

 

ARTIST BIO

          Jade Thompson was born in Ottawa, Ontario, but was raised in Akwesasne, a Mohawk reservation, and Cornwall, Ontario. Her interests include yarncraft, pyrography, and drawing and painting portraits, the figure, and high-energy abstract work. She was interested in fine arts from an early age.

 

            An alumni of St. Lawrence College's Fine Arts program, her past studio work includes the “Strawberry Series”, a collection of mixed media pieces based on her identity as a half white, half Mohawk, feminist, queer woman living with mental illness. Another studio series  was “The Naked Self”, a visual play on the feelings of nakedness and confinement her peers have experienced.

 

          Thompson has taken part in various art-related community events such as Art Battle (Brockville, Kingston, Cornwall), The EO Garlic Festival, Apples & Art (NNATC, Cailuan Gallery), and Conquer the Canvas.

 

          Thompson has worked with author Darren Bonaparte and Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s Economic Development program to create historical markers, currently on display outside Cornwall Island/Kawehno:ke’s Turtle Dome Arena. The signs boast large photo reproductions of her woodburnings; in total, she created nine pyrographic pieces for the project.

 

          She has taught drawing and painting classes for SLC students, children in day camp programs, and other community members through various volunteer and not-for-profit venues.

 

          Artists that inspire her include Vincent Van Gogh, David Bowie, Mohawk artists Victoria Ransom, Kit Thomas, and basketmaker Ann Mitchell. She currently lives in Cornwall with her fiancé Mathieu and their two cats.