Masters Degree, San Francisco State University, 1976-l978
Interdisciplinary Creative Arts with Jock Reynolds and
University of California at Berkeley with Peter Voulkos, 1962-1965
Bachelor of Science, 1958 sculpture major/psychology and
Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Art Institute
William McVey and Toshiko Takaezu
Eco Art Matters/Sculpture Instructor
Laney College, Oakland, California 1988-Present
Walnut Creek Civic Arts Education, Walnut Creek, CA l979-2003
Hall of Fame Inductee, Mayfield High School. Mayfield Heights, Ohio. October, 2008.
Art Consultant / Teachers Workshop Coordinator Artist-in-Schools
California Arts Council and the Richmond Art Center, Richmond,
Forty years national / international group, solo and collaborative
exhibits and installations. Individual works include: ceramics, ceramic
sculpture, installations and process works. Collaborative works include:
site specific and environmental installations, permanent commissions
Most recent and significant exhibitions: (abbreviated)
Sources Sacred Water Sites, A Gathering Place. October 2008. In collaboration with Mary White
and Christina Bertea, curated by Betsy Damon. Bioneers Conference, Marin Center, San Rafael, CA
BIONEERS Solar Fountains: One Stop Shopping. October 2006. Marin Center, San Rafel, CA
Second Hand Rose, June 2004, Wood fired works, Catharine Hiersoux
Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Pots; Objects of Virtue, June-Aug 2004, Bedford Gallery, Walnut
Clay Modern Conference, May 2004, Gulgon, NSW, Australia
Fire in the Belly, Wood Fired Ceramics, 2003 - 2004, Quicksilver
Mine Company, Forestville, CA
Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, September 2002, 600 Townsend
Gallery, SF, CA
Fundamentally Clay: Ceramic Abstraction, January-April 2002,
Scripps College 58th Annual, Claremont, CA
WEAD Eco-Art=Eco-Activism Symposium, October 2001, JFK Art
Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Vessels and Flowers, May 2001, Catharine Hiersoux Gallery,
SCULPTURE/USF/2000, Oct 2000-Jan 2001, Sculpture Installation
University at San Francisco campus, SF, CA
Friends of the Woodfire, Fall 2000 through Jan 2001,Catharine
Hiersoux Gallery, Berkeley, CA
Marking the Millenium, May 2000, Peralta Park, Oakland, CA,
tile bench renovation
In collaboration with Susan Steinman and 90 elementary
public school students
Dear Mother Earth, 1999, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA.
June 1998, Marin County Civic Center WEAD artists, San
Presence, 1999, PacRim Group Exhibit Contract Design Center,
Earthen Triads, November 1998, Catharine Hiersoux Gallery,
Making Waves-A Ripple Effect, September 1997-March 1998, Richmond
Richmond, CA. A large solo installation about survival,
water and environmental issues.
Gallery and courtyard. Guillermo the Golden Trout revised and repainted in 2008.
Over Fifty, Summer l997, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA.
Domestic Nature, May-December l997, Paradise Wood Sculpture
Grove, Santa Rosa, CA.
Five Site Installations at Paradise Ridge Winery about
peoples relationship to the land and nature
Clay and Glass, February-April l997, Triton Museum of Art,
Santa Clara, CA
California Native, Installed January l997, Banner paintings
of California flora and fauna,
Commissioned by Susan Leibovitz Steinman for permanent
public art project, Palo Alto, CA
Art of Commemoration: A Tribute to the Workers of Mare Island Naval
January-September l996, Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum,
Beyond Boundaries, June l996, Festival at the Lake, Oakland,
California Six Ceramists, November 1995, Tho Gallery, Seoul,
Through the Door, May-July l995, Contract Design Center, SF,
Tathata, Performance piece by Shinji Eshima featuring Andrée
Thompson sculptures, August l995,
450 Geary Street Theatre, SF, CA
Vessels and Forms, June l995, Catharine Hiersoux` Gallery,
Art as a Healing Force, September l994, Bade Museum, Berkeley,
California Artists, travelling show, November l994, Sendai,
Kesennuma, Ofunato, Japan
Survivors, sculpture installations, May-September l992, Judah
courtyard and grounds, Berkeley, CA
* Collaborations with Mary White *
BIONEERS Solar Fountains: One Stop Shopping . October 2006. Marin Civic Center, Marin, California.
ECOVISIONS. Wead at Thoreau, June-Aug 2004 Thoreau Center
for Sustainability Gallery, Presidio, SF, CA. Reincarnations. Environmental
installation with Mary White. Wildlife sanctuary offering hope for
* Collaborations with Susan Leibovitz Steinman *
Marking the Millennium. May 2000, Rancho Peralta Totland Park,
Totland renovation tile park bench, with 90 public school elementary
For the Birds. Part 1. September - November 1994, Gallery
Concord, Concord, CA.
Part 2. November 1994 - May 1995, Todos Santos Park, Concord, California.
An environmental installation using salvaged material, addressing
Spatial Politics: An Urban Garden. 1994, Contract Design Center,
San Francisco, CA. Courtyard installation with Susan Leibovitz Steinman,
Judith Blankman, and Janice Sandeen.
Back to the Garden. 1993, Re-Cycle Festival. An interactive
installation of recycled materials and living plants. Berkeley, CA.
* In collaboration with Valerie Otani and Elizabeth Stanek *
Fragile Ecologies. March, 2006. An interactive installation of unfired clay referencing environmental issues, in conjunction with NCECA. Manuel Izquierdo Gallery, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon.
Olive Tree Requiem. An installation on world conflict and
violence. Aug. 94 - Jan. 95, Oakland Museum Rooftop Garden,
in conjunction with the International Sculpture Conference, Oakland,
Cannery Row Catch. 1989-1992 Monterey, CA. Commission awarded
by the City of Monterey on the site of the San Carlos Sardine Cannery
. Fabricated by Otani and Thompson, in 1991, using rubble from the
Elemental. 1990. An installation about water scarcity and
desert environment. XS Gallery, Western Nevada Community College,
Carson City, Nevada.
Passages. 1988. Casket-ramp installation of former mortuary.
Intersection for the Arts, SF, CA.
Blue Perspectives. 1987. Richmond Art Center and beyond, Richmond,
Wrapsody in Blue. 1986. Award-winning site sculpture. Commissioned
by Pro Arts and the Oakland Art Commission, at Lake Merritt, Oakland
Clay In Change. 1984. Civic Arts Gallery, Walnut Creek, California.
An installation of fired native clays & clay slip. Commissioned
for "California Clay 84".
International Sculpture Conference, 1982. Invitational. Site specific
Double Exposure, Oakland Museum Sculpture Garden, Oakland,
Invitation to the Dance, collaboration with Elizabeth Stanek.
Mills College, Oakland CA.
Painted Slough, 1981-1982. Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland and Richmond
"Projections for Point Isabel", exhibitions documenting
proposed unrealized installation.
Dam. 1980, Location/Dislocation, Berkeley Art Center, Environmental
collaboration with Elizabeth Stanek,
Fence/Screen. 1979, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco,
* Other Collaborations and Commissions *
Commission for City of Richmond, BART Station Kiosk, Richmond,
CA. With Kemit Amenophis, Ericka Clark Shaw and Grant Elementary School
students. Installed June 1995.
Pear Box: Letters to My Father
June, 1989. Gallery 3220, San Francisco, CA. With Cheryl Brodie
Laney College Faculty Show, June Steingart Gallery, Oakland, CA. May/June
The Ancient Technique of Woodfire, 1994, Catharine Hiersoux Gallery,
Gary Holt and California Artists, October-November 1993, Sendai, Kesennuma,
Ring of Fire, 1993, Faith Nightingale Gallery, San Diego, CA. NCECA
The 2nd and 3rd Dimension in Clay, Three women artists, 1991 The Art
Story Gallery, Oakland, CA.
Progressions, 1990, California Crafts Museum, SF, CA.
Two Fold: Artist and Teacher, 1990, Valley Art Gallery, Walnut Creek,
1989 Ceramic Invitational, 1989 to January 1990, Gallery 30, San Mateo,
Figurative Sculpture, November to December 1989, Gallery Concord,
ACCA Show, 1988, California Crafts Museum, invited artist, San Francisco,
California Crafts, 1984, California Crafts Museum, invited artist,
San Francisco, CA.
Teapots by Andrée Thompson, 1983, Oakland Collectors Gallery,Oakland
Museum, Oakland, CA.
San Francisco Potters' Association Exhibition, Cal State Gallery,
Hayward, CA. NCECA 1982
Dinnerwares, 1981, Meyer, Brier, Weiss Gallery, San Francisco
San Francisco Potters' Association Exhibition, 1981
Holy Names College, Oakland, CA.
Andrée Thompson Ceramics, 1980 Antonio Prieto Gallery, Mills
College, Oakland, CA.
AGYAG, 1978, Masters Show, Berkeley, CA.
Six Artists, 1977, Chabot College Gallery, Hayward, CA.
Let's Drink To It, 1977, Elements Gallery, Greenwich, CT.
Beneath the Surface, Thompson, Otani and Lambert 1977, Richmond Art
Center, Richmond, CA.
California Design, 1976, Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, CA.
Clay and Glass, 1975, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
New Ceramic Forms, Andrée Thompson, 1974, Anneberg Gallery,
San Francisco, CA.
Mountain Landscapes, Andrée Thompson, 1972 Anneberg Gallery
San Francisco, CA.
Designer Craftsman, 1968, 1973, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA.
Coffee, Tea and Other Cups, 1971, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New
York, NY .
California Design, 1968, 1971, Pasadena Art Museum, Pasadena, CA.
Pacific Dimensions, 1969, Crocker Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA.
Andrée Thompson, Artifactrie, 1966, first one-person show,
May Show, 1958, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH.
ADDITIONAL: WORKSHOPS and LECTURES (abbreviated)
Camp OH-NEH-TAH, Mask Workshop Built, developed and taught a ceramics/arts
program for 300 inner city girls based on my Monsters,/Demons program
Girls Vacation Fund self esteem camp East Windham, New York June 2000-2004
San Francisco Art Institute, Guest Lecturer Activist
Art Seminar with Sharon Siskin, Claudia Bernardi 1997
EWHA Womens University Guest Lecturer, Seoul, Korea 1995
Kathryn Reasoners Outreach Program, SF Art Institute Outreach
Program guest lecturer 1992-3-4
Crossing Boundaries, Workshop/lecture , Headlands Art Center, Sausalito,
University of California at Berkeley Invited Artists Series, with
E. Stanek. Guest of Heather Mcgill 1989
San Francisco Art Institute, with Elizabeth Stanek.
Guest of John Roloff. 1989
California Art Educators Conference CAEA, Teacher's workshop: 1986
Invited Artists Series, Oakland Museum, Summer 1985
International Sculpture Conference, Oakland Museum, CA, panel, with
Otani and Stanek.1982
Mostly Wet Works, slide lecture at Mills College, guest of Ron Nagle,
Hungarian Folk Ceramics, Folk Craft Center, San Francisco, CA.1979
Lecture Tour of Hungary, Summer, 1978
Cross Currents Authored article on America/Korean Exhibition,
Ceramics Art and Perception, Sydney, Australia
# 41 Sept. 2000
Cups as Cultural Ambassadors, Co-authored with Gary Holt on Japan
Ceramics Art and Perception, Sydney, Australia
Issue #17 September 1994
Hands in Clay, Charlotte Speight, 1989, l995 Otani, Stanek and Thompson
Monsters, Demons and Imaginary Beings, Slide/audio documentary on
my program developed
and taught in the Richmond Public Schools 1986-87
for the California Arts Council
Artists-in-School Brochure, wrote and designed, 1986-1987
A Potter's Manual, by Andrée Thompson, ceramic guide for the
Walnut Creek 1980, revised 1990
Clay in Change, with Valerie Otani and Elizabeth Stanek.
Studio Potter Magazine, January 1992
Otani, Stanek & Thompson: "Collaboration", THE STUDIO
POTTER, December 1991
Leon Nigrosh, SCULPTING CLAY, Otani, Stanek & Thompson. Davis
Judith Spiegel, ELEVEN BAY AREA WOMEN ARTISTS, Spiegel & Company
Skins/Modulations 2 Marty Simonds, violinist
Pacific Rim Sculptors Group Show 2003
Skins/Modulations 1 Marty Simonds, violinist
Scripps College Annual Fundamentally Clay
Skins performed by David Edwards at opening
Clay Collaborations, Southern Exposure, SF.CA
Slip Dance, Crossweave Dancers,
Waddell Creek and Santa Rosa Clay Show, CA
Beneath the Surface, a clay slip poem performed by Geri Graham,
Richmond Art Center, CA 1977
KRON TV with Belva Davis Channel 4 6:00 News OLIVE TREE REQUIEM January
Artwaves, television interview with Barbara Kossy, Oakland CA.1982