Zipporah Camille Thompson

Artadia Awardee

“Zipporah Camille Thompson explores concepts of identity, alchemy, and our relationship to the land—melding both her textile and assemblage practices, working the familiar into new territory.” – Faron Manuel, Independent Curator and Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellowships Program Coordinator, High Museum of Art

“Zipporah Camille Thompson and Yanique Norman each have exciting and conceptually strong bodies of work that are ripe for even further exploration and development at this stage in their respective careers.” – Lauren Tate Baeza, Fred and Rita Richman Curator of African Art, High Museum of Art

Zipporah Camille Thompson is a visual artist and sculptor based in Atlanta, Georgia. Her work explores the body, otherness, and identity via hybrid landscapes. Sculpted shapeshifters symbolize bodies in crisis – namely Black, Brown, womxn, queer, and cosmic bodies as well as bodies of land and water. Ceramics and textiles bind alchemically with found objects, embracing chance, chaos, and fluidity. Thompson received her MFA from the University of Georgia and her BFA from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She has shown at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, Albany Art Museum, Trestle Gallery, Rogue Space, Gallery 400 UIC, and a variety of other venues and spaces. Thompson is most recently a recipient of the Zenobia Scholarship Award at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, the NCECA Multicultural Fellowship, the Idea Capital Grant, as well as grants from the Judith Alexander Foundation and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Thompson is represented by Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

Zipporah Camille Thompson is the recipient of the 2020 Atlanta Artadia Award.

Image details:

Varas, Wands, 2020
Blue Haze Equinox, 2019
Vasos, Vessels, 2020
Negro Cielo, Black Sky, 2020
Crystal Vortex, 2019
The Mothership, 2018