Thompson presented this lecture on Friday June 21, 2013 in Portland as part of BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE.
Experiencing the Beauty, Mystery, and Terror of Color: My Foray into Glass
James B. Thompson addresses the history of color, how his work and processes in various media incorporate concepts of color, and how his creative exploration of glass and its inherent properties inform his understanding of color as an art practitioner.
James B. Thompson is a Professor of Art at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1986. His work has been featured in national and international exhibitions and is included in both public and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. Linear Metaphysics: Contemporary Mark-Making and Time-Based Art Works, Thompson’s body of new work, will be exhibited in 2013 at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. James B. Thompson: An Investigation Of Place, a documentary film on his dual role as artist and educator, can be viewed at his website. Thompson earned his BA from Ripon College, Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1973 and his MFA from Washington University’s School of Fine Arts in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1977.