Rachel Thompson


Invasive Medusae rachel thompson
‘Invasive Medusae’
Cyanotype Photogram on 350gsm watercolour paper
80 x 56cm

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Rachel Thomson is a visual artist based at Thistudios in Tottenham London.
Her work is inspired by a fascination with mimesis and affected by a concern for loss of biodiversity and climate change. Through drawing, photography, print and sculpture and using natural and waste materials her art explores the challenge that humans pose to the world and to each other.

BA Hons Fine Art specializing in Photography and Print Media
The London Institute Central St Martins College of Art and Design
BA Hons English Literature, Queen Mary College, University of London

Public Projects
The Beehive Grant to Individual Artist by Arts Council of England
Haccamoirai Grant to Individual Artist by Arts Council of England ​​
Imbroglio Photolita Grant to Individual Artist by Arts Council of England ​​

Athens Photo Festival at the Benaki Museum Pireos 138 Athens
13 June – 28 July

Sacre Bleu! solo show for East London Photomonth, The Engine House, Walthamstow Wetlands, London
ROUT solo show for Womens History Month, The Old Baths, Hackney Wick, London
Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition Mall Galleries, London
The Universal Sea Grand Opening Centre of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, Poland
The Universal Sea Touring Festival
Budapest, Hungary hosted by Hybrid Art Management
Berlin, Germany hosted by Entrepreneurship Summit
Venice Italy, hosted by UNESCO, Palazzo Zorzi
Barcelona, Spain, hosted by CCCB
Amsterdam, Netherlands, hosted by We Make The City Festival
Helsinki, Finland hosted by Demos Helsinki and Aalto University
Pristina, Kosovo hosted by DOKU:TECH

A Letter in Mind Gallery Oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, London
Two of Us Placing it Out The Beehive Project, Swiss Cottage Library, London

Surface and Light The Archive Gallery, The Mill Co Project, London
Of the Sea The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Kent. UK
Jellyfish Bloom commissioned installation for Nottingham City Council Light Night celebrations, UK

Market Sundries Gardners 149 Commercial St, London
Only Artists Love Junk Beedell Coram, 86 Commercial St, London

Artcore International Art Festival Hotel Elephant Gallery, London
Photogram Open Urmson & Burnett Gallery, Salisbury & Silverprint Gallery London
Photogram Open Bristol Festival of Photography, UK

Jellyfishsmack COS Artwalk, Hackney, London
Ludlow Open The Harley Centre, Ludlow, UK
Politi Showcase of Independent Bookbinders & Artists, Meanwhile Space, Stoke Newington, London

Heliacal St Augustines Tower, Hackney London
Darkroom Magic DoubleNegative, Hackney London
Dol One Church Street Gallery, Gt Missenden Herts, UK
Lightworks Wellspring Healthy Living Centre, Bristol, UK
Analogue East The Dentist, Hackney London

Print and Design Now Bearspace, Deptford, London
PrintNow SW1 Gallery, London
In Abundance Kestle Barton, Cornwall UK
Photosensitive One Church Street Gallery, Gt Missenden, Bucks UK
Quay Arts Open Exhibition The West Gallery, Isle of Wight UK

The New English Art Club The Mall Galleries, London
Ludlow Contemporary Art Summer Exhibition Ludlow College UK
Photolita Five Hundred Dollars, Vyner St, London
R & A Beedell Coram, Commercial St, London
River Politi Arts Manor Rd, London

Kungsgog Five Hundred Dollars, Vyner st, London
Cyanotype Impressions Springfield Park, Hackney London
Art and Insects Cube 3 Gallery University of Plymouth, UK
Dogs n Frogs Chats Palace Hackney, London