Amy Alice Thompson was born in 1971 in Ottawa, where she continues to live and work.
A mixed media artist, she studied fine art at York University and graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design (Toronto/Florence, Italy) with Honours in 1995.
Amy Thompson first showed with Diane Farris Gallery in 2007 and her work was immediately well-received.
The small and delicate pieces have a sense of nostalgia as well as whimsicality. Thompson works with drawing and collage media and with such found materials as library cards to create her one-of-a-kind treasures.
Thompson’s work has been exhibited across Canada as well as in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Berlin. She has exhibited with The Ottawa Art Gallery (Ottawa), Art Interiors (Toronto) and Diane Farris Gallery (Vancouver).
She has received support from the City of Ottawa, the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council, including an Ontario Arts Council Exhibition grant, City of Ottawa B Grant, Canada Council for the Arts Creation/Production Grant, and an Ontario Arts Council Emerging Artists Grant.