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Andrew K. Thompson | Photographic Artist

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Toxic Exposure: Violence Upon the Land and Image, All Eyes Gallery, San Bernardino, CA



ART @ ONT, Ontario Airport Terminal 4, Chaffey Community Museum of Art, Ontario, CA



Automatic Midnight, C.A.C.t.T.U.S., Long Beach, CA

Cut, Punctured, Manipulated, SRO Photo Gallery, Lubbock, TX



Light Sensitive, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, San Bernardino, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions


Photo Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Makery, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Cathy Immordino and Richard S. Chow)

Life Logistic, The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture, Riverside, CA

Reunion, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Cucamonga, CA


AIPAD Photography Show, Klotz Gallery, New York, NY


Art in the Plague Year, Online Exhibition, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA (curated by Douglas McCulloh, Nikolay Maslov, and Rita Sobreiro Souther.)


Mirror, Mirror, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA (curated by Douglas McCulloh)

In the Sunshine of Neglect: Defining Photographs and Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California, 1950 to the Present,

California Museum of Photography, Riverside, CA (curated by Douglas McCulloh)


Transition Zone, Chaffey Community Museum of Art, Ontario, CA (curated by Sant Khalsa) 

Center Forward 2018, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO (curated by Kris Graves and Hamidah Glasgow)

FOCUS photo l.a., Pop-up Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (Juried by Jo Ann Callis, Paris Chong, and Rachel Peart)


Grey is the Color of Theory, Clara & Allen Gresham Art Gallery at San Bernardino Valley College, CA (two-person show with Sapira Cheuk)

TRANS, SPACE Gallery – Claremont, CA (two-person show with Michelle Cade. (Curated by Thomas McGovern)

Desert Waters, Marks Art Center, Palm Desert, CA (curated by Sant Khalsa)


Land of the Smokes: Landscapes and Los Angeles, Last Projects, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Mario Vasquez)

Hot Topic: A Photographic Response to Climate Change, Gallery 1/1, Seattle, WA (curated by Dan Shepherd)

Woven, Sturt Haaga Gallery at the Descanso Gardens, La Cañada Flintridge, CA (curated by John David O'Brien)


FRAGMENT, New Wight Gallery UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Paul Sepuya, Martyna Szczesna, and Kevin Buzzell)

ABSTRACT, Filter Photo Festival, Filter Space, Chicago, IL (curated by Debora Klomp Ching)

The Altered Landscape, FOTOSEPTIEMBRE, Clamp Light Artist Studio & Gallery, San Antonio, TX (curated by Tom Turner) 

Sampled, Offramp Gallery, Pasadena, CA (curated by Anita Bunn)


Being Here and There, Lancaster Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA (curated by Sant Khalsa)


Video Night, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA

Curatorial Projects


Vulnerable, The Little Gallery of San Berardino, Co-curated with Eric Servin, San Bernardino, CA



The National Orange Show Citrus Fair Photography Exhibition, The National Orange Show, San Bernardino, CA



The Mysterious Burial Mask: Information and Evidence, The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, San Bernardino, CA



We Got Next, Untitled Art Projects, Los Angeles, CA 



The Fun Art Show, Sputnik, Brooklyn, NY

Selected performances

2005 - 2014

Punk Rock Pillow Fight, Founder, Promoter, and M.C., Brooklyn, Manhattan, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino

1998 - 2004

Incredibly Strange Wrestling, based in San Francisco, CA, toured the US, Canada, and Europe.

Selected Bibliography/Radio/T.V.


Thee Empire Podcast, Andrew K Thompson - Photography, Co-Founder, The Little Gallery of SB, Wrestling, Visual Literacy, July 28

Voyage LA, Meet Andrew K. Thompson, March 1.

Art Life 2.0 Podcast with Andrew K. Thompson, hosted by Xrstine Franco, December 28.


Cocktails with Collection: Andrew K Thompson, Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art, San Bernardino, CA, April 22. 

L.A. Weekly, Art in the Plague Year processed the Experience, Shana Nys Dambrot, March 18, 2021.



In the Sunshine of Neglect: Defining Photographs and Radical Experiments in Inland Southern California, 1950 to the Present,        

Exhibition catalog, published by Inlandia Institute.



The Hand Magazine, Issue #19, (Cover)



KVC_aRts, 91.9 KVCR Wednesday with Andrew K Thompson, August 16, 2017.

At what point does a photo become a photo?,, April.



What's your piece of candy? International Photography Annual 3, published by Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center.


Artillery Magazine, THE HERE AND NOW, FROM A TO Z: Contemporary Landscape Photography at MOAH, Colin Westerbeck (Critical Review), March 3.

KCET Artbound, Being Here and There: Ambiguous Boundaries and Contested Terrains, Larissa Nickel (Critical Review), January 7, 2015



Inland Empire Weekly, Erratic Impulses, Shannon (Critical Review), October 10



The Golden Goal (Norwegian TV2), Television Segment Punk Rock Pillow Fight, April



Saturday Night Live, May (Lead Headline), Weekend Update with Seth Meyers

Huffington Post, May, Pillow Fight World Cup Ruffles Fine Feathered Foes, (Article)


Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend, February, Live Guest (Guest)


Time Out New York, September, Single In New York (Photography Credit)


Fox 5 News, Live Desk, Live In Studio Interview (Guest)

Time Out New York, July, Punk Rock Pillow Fighting (Article)

Maxim Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio, DeVore and Diana (Guest)

New York Magazine, Best Contact Sport: Punk Rock Pillow Fight (Award)

The Village Voice, Killin' Them Softly (Article)


Time Out New York, Feather Dustup (Article)

ELLE Magazine, Butik, (Photography Credit)


Rhythm Magazine, Mike Bordin of Faith No More (Photography Credit)

Professional Experience 

The Little Gallery of San Bernardino, Co-Founder, 2018 - Present

Adjunct Professor, CSUSB, Chaffey College, & University of La Verne, 2015 - Present 

Professional Affiliations

2023 - Present: Kipaipai Fellow

2018 - Present: The Little Gallery of San Bernardino, an Artist-run venue in the Inland Empire, Co-Founder

2015 - Present: Society for Photographic Education (S.P.E.)

Recent Awards

2022 Center for Cultural Innovation, Quick Grant

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