CAPPY THOMPSON STUDIO, INC.
707 S SNOQUALMIE STREET • SUITE 4A • SEATTLE WA 98108
Tel.: 206-915-0056 • Email: email@example.com
appy Thompson is an internationally recognized Seattle artist known for her mytho-poetic narratives on glass using the grisaille (or gray-tonal) painting technique.
2022: “Indie Folk: New Art and Songs from the Pacific Northwest,” The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Washington State University, Pullman; The Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon
2021: “Fluid Formations,” Whatcom Museum, Bellingham Washington
2019: “Metaphor into Form,” Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
“BAM! Glasstastic,” Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington
2018: “Narratives in Glass,” Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, California
2016: “Fired up: Women in Contemporary Glass," Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina
“All Together Now,” Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon, Washington (solo)
“The Beauty of a Shared Passion," Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington
2015: “Flourish: Selected Jewelry from the Daphne Farago Collection," Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, North Carolina
2013: “Telling Tales,” Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington (solo)
“Northwest Artists Collect,” Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington
2012: “Playing with Fire,” Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York
“Pilchuck: Ideas,” Museum of Northwest Art, LaConner, Washington
2011: “Seattle Collects,” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
2010: “Eyes for Glass: The Price Collection,” Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington
2006: “Cappy Thompson: Stars Falling on Alabama,” Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL (solo)
2005: “Cappy Thompson: Glass Vessels for a Dream Voyage,” Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York (solo)
2004: “Transformed by Fire,” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
2002: “Contemporary Directions,” Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1998-2000: “American Glass: Masters of the Art,” Smithsonian traveling exhibition, USA
1997: “Glass Today by American Studio Artists,” Boston Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts
1996: “Breaking the Mold: New Directions in Glass,” Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama
1995: “Holding the Past,” Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington
1994: “World Glass Now ‘94,” Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art, Sapporo, Japan
1992: “Australian International Crafts Exhibition,” Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
1989-92: “Craft Today U.S.A.,” American Craft Museum, international touring exhibition
1987: “Thirty Years of New Glass,” Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York
Selected Public Art Commissions
2019: Salk Middle School, Spokane, Washington. Design, fabrication and Installation of 8 painted glass windows. Commissioned by Washington State Arts Commission in partnership with Spokane School District.
2010: Tukes Valley School, Battle Ground, Washington. Design, fabrication and installation of 2' x 100' frieze of painted windows. Commissioned by Washington State Arts Commission in partnership with Battle Ground School District.
2008: Covington Library, Covington, Washington. Design and fabrication of 6’ x
8’ reverse-painted glass mural. Commissioned by King County Library System.
2006: The Evergreen State College, Daniel J. Evans Library, Olympia,
Washington. Design, fabrication and installation of 10’ x 66’ art glass
window wall. Commissioned by Washington State Arts Commission.
Fabricated at Derix Glasstudios, Germany.
2005: Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama. Design,
fabrication and installation of art-glass triptych with central 22’ x 10’
arched window and two 12’ x 11’ side window/door surrounds.
Commissioned by Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. Fabricated at Derix
2003: Museum of Glass, Grand Lobby, Tacoma, Washington. Design, fabrication
and installation of 12’ x 15’ reverse-painted glass mural. Commissioned
by Museum of Glass.
2000-03 Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, Washington. Design and
fabrication of 33‘ x 90’ art glass curtain-wall. Commissioned by Port of
Seattle. Fabricated at Derix Glasstudios, Germany.
2003: International Glass Art, by Richard Yelle, Schiffer
2002: “Whatever Happened to Stained Glass?” by Geoffrey Wichert, Glass 86 (Spring)
2001: Contemporary Glass: Color, Light and Form, by Ray Leier, Jan Peters and Kevin Wallace, Guild
1998: Glass: From the First Mirror to Fiber Optic: The Story of the Substance that Changed the World, by William S. Ellis, Bard
1997: “Cappy Thompson: Narrative, Mythopoesis and the Vessel Form,” by Shawn Waggoner, Glass Art (January-February)
1996: Pilchuck: A Glass School, by Tina Oldknow, U. of Washington
1992: “Cappy Thompson’s Fabled World,” by Ron Glowen, Glass 47 (Spring)
1991: Out of the Fire: Contemporary Glass Artists and Their Work, by Bonnie Miller, Chronicle; Living with Art, by Rita Gilbert, McGraw-Hill
1989: Contemporary Glass: A World Survey from the Corning Museum of Glass, by Suzanne Frantz, Harry Abrams
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama
City of Seattle, Seattle, Washington
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
Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington
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
Washington State Arts Commission, Olympia, Washington
2005: Libensky Award, Pilchuck Glass School
2002, ’09, ‘15: John Hauberg Fellowship, Pilchuck Glass School
1997: Washington Artist Trust Fellowship
1990: Visual Arts Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts
2016-present Board of Directors, Pottery Northwest
2011-12: Board of Directors, Glass Art Society (Auction Chair)
2003-2017: Artistic Program Advisory Committee, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington
2003-10: Trustee, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington
1989-92: Board of Directors, Glass Art Society (Secretary, 1990-92)
1989-present: Rotating Executive, Sunny Arms Artists Cooperative, Seattle, Washington
1987-present: Workshop instructor: Bildwerk, Frauenau, Germany; California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California; Canberra School of Art, Canberra, Australia; Centro del Arte Vitro, Monterrey, Mexico; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia; International Glass Center, Dudley College, Stourbridge, England; Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida; Kent State University, Kent, Ohio; National Sculpture Factory, Cork Ireland; National College of Arts and Design, Dublin, Ireland; Northlands Creative Glass Center, Lybster, Scotland; Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina; Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington; Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, Washington; Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York; Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York; Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Toyama, Japan; Urban Glass, Brooklyn, New York; Wanganui Summer School of the Arts, Wanganui, New Zealand; YaYa, New Orleans, Louisiana; et al.
1976: B.A., The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington