Bruce Thompson

67 October Dr.,

St. Catharines, ON L2N 6J4



Upcoming Exhibitions


2015                    Shifting Practices, MIW Gallery, St. Catharines, ON


Solo Exhibition


2013                    the story goes on…, SoVA Gallery, Windsor, ON


Group Exhibitions


2015                    Small Feats, Niagara Arts Center

2015                    Focal Point, SOS, Brock University

2013                    In a word, SB Gallery, Windsor, ON

2012                    Here/Now,  SoVA Gallery, Windsor, ON

2012                    Peek, SB Gallery, Windsor, ON

2011                    SB Gallery, Windsor, ON

2011                    Nine Lives, Rodman Hall, St. Catharines, ON

2011                    Graduation Show, A Mano Libera, St. Catharines, ON

2011                    Final Stroke, SOS Gallery, Brock University

2011                    Playing House 3, Sadie’s Café, Toronto, ON

2011                    Are You Afraid of the Darkroom?, SOS Gallery, St. Catharines, ON

2011                    Riverfest, Dunville, ON

2010                    Playing House 2, SOS Gallery, St. Catharines, ON

2010                    Playing House 1, OPIRG, St. Catharines, ON

2010                    Fade To White, SOS Gallery, St. Catharines, ON

2009                    Brock Juried Exhibition, Rodman Hall, St. Catharines, ON

2009                    Laundry Mat Show, St. Catharines, ON

2008                    Lobby Show, 573 Glenridge, St. Catharines, ON


Curatorial and Professional Experience


2013                       Curated In Painting and Drawing We Trust, Artspeak Gallery, Windsor

2012                       Curated Here/Now at SoVA Gallery, Windsor

2012                       Curated Visions from a Mathematical Mind 2, Pumphouse Gallery,

Niagara on the Lake

2012                       AGW workshop – “Abstract Art”

2009                       Curated Visions from a Mathematical Mind at A Mano Libera Gallery

Since 1987             Professional Actor / Member of Actors Equity Association


Grants and Awards


2011-2013             Master’s Entrance Scholarships

2012                       Nominated for Teaching Assistant Award

2011-2012             SSHRC award – Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada

Graduate Scholarships Program: Master’s Scholarship

2011                       Distinguished Student Award for Visual Arts

(See my Acting Resume for other awards)




2013                       MFA, University of Windsor.

2011                       BA, Brock University (Visual Arts Major)

1987                       BA, Dalhousie University (Music – Voice)

1986                       Banff School of Fine Arts Musical Theater Summer Program


Professional affiliations


Member of AGW, Member of AGO, Member of Albright-Knox Museum  and Niagara Artist

Center (NAC).


Art Studio:


Location is Above NAC at 354 St Paul St, St Catharines, ON L2R 3N2


My current body of work is focused on the everyday in art. How our surroundings, the subtle patterns in our lives contribute to our daily, monthly, and yearly journey. The coffee stain on the counter becomes the start of an exploration of place and understanding in the world through layers of tracing, accidents of chance and incorporation of everyday occurrences. In my graduate program I explored LGBT lives through their meetings. Large canvases of acrylic paintings that chronicled the phenomenological and personal lives and experiences of how the LGBT community meets as couples, as friends, and the events that bring them together.