Primarily working with found photographs, collaged houses, and charcoal on paper, Zac Thompson invents queer new worlds, often using the history of photography as a renewable resource for his creative practice. His drawings and collages are loosely based on 19th and early 20th century found photographs. Placing past figures and forgotten histories into a contemporary context, a strategy often employed by other queer artists like Deborah Bright or Glenn Ligon. His work is a reimagining of historical artifacts, taking what he needs from a hegemonic culture to construct his own lineage, family, and history.
Born in Colorado Springs, CO
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA
B.F.A. in Drawing, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
ELECTED EXHIBITIONS (* connotes solo or two person show):
Art is Home, 4Most Gallery & Studio, Gainesville, FL
Myopia Series, Craig Krull Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Ere the Substance Fades, The Wooly, Gainesville, FL*
Student Unjuried Exhibition, Convergence Gallery, Gainesville, FL (curated by the Painting and Drawing Association)
Teaser, WARP Gallery, Gainesville, FL
Quarantined, Reitz Gallery, Gainesville, FL*
Uncnovenational Portraiture, Convergence Gallery, Gainesville, FL (curated by the Painting and Drawing Association, with catalog)
Dream State, Reitz Gallery, Gainesville, FL*
Pushing Color, The Focus Gallery, Gainesville, FL
Mebel, Anna, “Vol. 16,” Tea Literary Magazine, May, pp. 36,37 (with illustration).
Mebel, Anna, "Vol. 15," Tea Literary Magazine, April, pp. 42,59 (with illustration).
Student Creative Research Awards-Best of School Award, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Collaboration Winner, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Dennis and Colette Campay Studio Art Scholarship, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Carolyn A. Novogrodsky Memorial Award for Artistic Pursuits, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL