Amanda Thomson

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Lecturer

Fine Art-Painting & Printmaking

Research Profile

Amanda Thomson is a visual artist, researcher and writer. Dr Thomson completed her undergraduate degree at The Glasgow School of Art and gained an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also has degrees in the social sciences, and previously worked in social research and policy, primarily in the voluntary sector. Her creative practice is ideas and research-led and fuses traditional and digital printmaking techniques with photography, bookmaking, video and sound works and creative non-fiction. Her artwork is often about how we are located (and locate ourselves) in the world; space, place and landscape; and explorations of home, nativity, migration, mapping and how places come to be made.

She completed an arts practice based, interdisciplinary PhD about the forests of Mormore...

Qualifications

PhD in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Practice, University of Aberdeen
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
BA (1st class honours) The Glasgow School of Art
MSc in Equality and Discrimination, Jordanhill College, Glasgow
MA (honours), sociology and social and economic history, University of Edinburgh

Latest Additions

  1. I Like the Unpath Best: Art-Practice-Writing and the Creation of Complex, Generative, and Complicating Forms and Contexts

    Thomson, Amanda (2017) I Like the Unpath Best: Art-Practice-Writing and the Creation of Complex, Generative, and Complicating Forms and Contexts. In: College Arts Association Annual Conference, 15 - 18 February 2017, New York, N.Y, USA.
  2. A little hungry, a little thirsty: Contemporary Art, Writing, Form and Practice (Session Co-convenor)

    Edbrook, Laura, Thomson, Amanda, Reeder, Elizabeth and Thompson, Susannah (2017) A little hungry, a little thirsty: Contemporary Art, Writing, Form and Practice (Session Co-convenor). In: College Art Association (CAA) 105th Annual Conference, 15-18 Feb 2017, New York, NY, USA.
  3. One Year

    Reeder, Elizabeth and Thomson, Amanda (2016) One Year. Groundloop . Essay Press, USA.
  4. Practicing Landscape

    Brind, Susan, Bird, Nicky, Carter, Justin, Greated, Marianne, McBride, Christina, McMullan, Shauna, Mersinis, Michael, Thomson, Amanda, Punton, Lesley, Watt, Hugh and Brownrigg, Jenny (2015) Practicing Landscape. [Experiment]
  5. UPCASTING

    Thomson, Amanda (2015) UPCASTING. [Artefact]
  6. Ripples on the Pond

    Thomson, Amanda (2015) Ripples on the Pond. Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, May 2015 - Feb 2016 [Show/Exhibition]
  7. A Fine Arts Practice Based Research - Research into practice into form; mixed methods and interdisciplinarity

    Thomson, Amanda (2015) A Fine Arts Practice Based Research - Research into practice into form; mixed methods and interdisciplinarity. In: Creative Practice Conference: Making Research, Researching Making, 10 - 12 September 2015, Arkitektskolen Aarhus, Denmark.
  8. Hidden performance and quiet encounter: solitary and social discoveries of place in the remnant pinewoods of Abernethy.

    Thomson, Amanda (2015) Hidden performance and quiet encounter: solitary and social discoveries of place in the remnant pinewoods of Abernethy. In: Performing Place 3, 19th - 20th June 2015, University of Chichester.
  9. Impact 8: Borders and Crossings: the artist as explorer Chapter title: 'Making a place: art and a multi-modal, multi-disciplinary approach'

    Thomson, Amanda (2014) Impact 8: Borders and Crossings: the artist as explorer Chapter title: 'Making a place: art and a multi-modal, multi-disciplinary approach'. In: "Borders & Crossings: the artist as explorer. Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, Glasgow. ISBN 1 899837 70 1
  10. Traces: an exhibition of archival interventions

    Thomson, Amanda (2015) Traces: an exhibition of archival interventions. Centennial Museum, Sheguiandah, Manitoulin, Ontario, Canada, 9th - 30th May 2015 [Show/Exhibition]