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In Esmé Thompson’s paintings and multipanel wall reliefs the use of color and pattern create a dynamic and engaging viewing experience. Colorful and bold, the paintings attest to a lifelong interest in decorative designs as diverse as those found in Islamic textiles and ceramic tiles to those of medieval paintings and illuminated manuscripts.
Bowery Gallery, one person show, New York, New York, March 2016.
Contemporary Abstraction, group show, Hood Museum of Art, College, Hanover, NH 03766, 2016
Exhibition: "Esme Thompson: The Alchemy of Design", Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Exhibition: 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Grimshaw-Gudewicz Art Gallery, Fall River, MA
Exhibition: Helen Day Art Center, Stowe, Vermont
Exhibition: Bowery Gallery, NY, NY
Exhibition: Les Yeux du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
Exhibition: Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
Exhibition: List Gallery, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Award: Senior Faculty Fellowship, Ritratti: An Exploration of Multiple Plate Color Printmaking at Wingate Press
Award: The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding Research Grant, : A study of Ornament and Decoration in Zillij, Moroccan Ceramic Wall Relief
Award: Leslie Center for the Humanities, Faculty Travel and Research Grant, A study of Ornament and Decoration in Zillij, Moroccan Ceramic Wall Relief