Cappy Thompson

Cappy Thompson is an internationally recognized Seattle artist known for her mytho-poetic narratives on glass using the grisaille (or gray-tonal) painting technique.

Cappy Thompson is in a number of museum collections around the world including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia; Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama; Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, Alabama; Museum of Arts and Design New York, New York; Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington; Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio; Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Toyama, Japan and Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, Washington.

Some of the honors Cappy Thompson has received over the years include the 2005 Libensky Award; 02’ ‘09, ‘12 & ’15 John Hauberg Fellowship, Pilchuck Glass School; 1997 Washington Artist Trust Fellowship and the 1990 Visual Arts Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts.

“For me, as a narrative painter, the issue has always been content.  The issue wasn’t glass, the material that I chose some 37 years ago.  Nor was it the painting technique—grisaille or gray-tonal painting—that I taught myself to use.  My work—which spans several decades and a variety of scales from the intimate to the monumental—has always been driven by content.” – Cappy Thompson

Cappy Thompson is an internationally recognized Seattle artist known for her mytho-poetic narratives on glass using the grisaille (or gray-tonal) painting technique.

Cappy Thompson is in a number of museum collections around the world including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia; Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York; Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan; Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama; Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, Alabama; Museum of Arts and Design New York, New York; Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington; Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin; Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington; Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio; Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Toyama, Japan and Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, Washington.

Some of the honors Cappy Thompson has received over the years include the 2005 Libensky Award; 02’ ‘09, ‘12 & ’15 John Hauberg Fellowship, Pilchuck Glass School; 1997 Washington Artist Trust Fellowship and the 1990 Visual Arts Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts.

“For me, as a narrative painter, the issue has always been content.  The issue wasn’t glass, the material that I chose some 37 years ago.  Nor was it the painting technique—grisaille or gray-tonal painting—that I taught myself to use.  My work—which spans several decades and a variety of scales from the intimate to the monumental—has always been driven by content.” – Cappy Thompson

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