ABOUT THE ARTIST: David K. Thompson

David K. Thompson has been making serigraphs, or silkscreen prints, for more than 40 years. Over that time, his interests and approach to the medium have evolved considerably, from an initial interest in geometric and calligraphic images to representational work. Since the early 2000s, his work has focused on two principal areas: urban streetscapes, often in turn focused on the varied roles of "text" in urban life, and nature studies, generally focused on capturing underlying structures. All of his work is based on his own photographs, although he seeks to maintain a certain degree of "printerliness" rather than seeking a perfect replication of a photographic image. Most prints, regardless of size, involve the preparation and printing of a minimum of 30 to 40 hand-cut lacquer stencils and generally as many colors. Larger prints can involve more than 200 stencils and as many colors. The prints generally range in size from small squares (the "Passing Through" series of prints from 2008-2011 are generally 10-1/2" squares on 16"x16" paper) to images of up to 20" by 39." Mr. Thompson prints in very small editions: generally between 5 and 15.

Mr. Thompson began printing as a student at Georgetown University and has been exhibiting since 2003, primarily at the Schomburg Gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California. He has also exhibited at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lynchburg, Virginia; the annual "Affair of the Art" exhibition that serves to raise funds for the Ryman School of the Arts in Los Angeles; and the George Billis Gallery in Culver City, California. In 2009-2010, he was also a portfolio member of the Washington Printmakers Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Thompson lives and works in Pasadena, California.