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P.O. Box 9217
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00801
129 Summit Road
Storrs CT 06368
(340) 344-1957

Born: Hudson, New York 1966

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Selected Awards and Exhibitions: (*solo shows)

  • 2014 Group show "Art Expos - New York", Sergott Contemporary Art Alliance, New York City
  • 2014 10' x 120' mural commissioned by Key West International Airport
  • 2014 8' x 24' triptych commissioned for Lincoln Financial Management headquarters, St.Thomas, VI
  • 2014 Group show "Art Jamboree" at Mango Tango Art Gallery in St.Thomas, VI, curated by Jane Coombes
  • 2014 Group Show "Island Magic", at Gallery on Greene, Key West, Florida curated by Nance Frank.

  • 2013 Group Show, Gallery on Greene, Key West, Florida curated by Nance Frank.
  • 2013 Group Show, Mango Tango Gallery, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, curated by Jane Coombes.
  • 2012-2013 "Coral Form Fish Study," Installation, Sculpture Key West. Key West Florida, Juried Exhibition

  • 2012 First Prize, "Spring Blossoms Fisher Park" Slater Museum Converse Gallery, Norwich, Connecticut. Juror: Jeff Andersen
  • 2012 Group Show, Gallery on Greene, Key West, Florida curated by Nance Frank.
  • 2012 Burton Levitt Theater Gallery, Willimantic, Connecticut.*
  • 2012 Mango Tango Gallery, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, curated by Jane Coombes.*

  • 2011 "Instruments of Change" Community Mixed Media Mural Assemblage, Government House, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.*
  • 2011 First Prize, Best In Show, "Garden of Love," Caribbean Color Show, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, curated by Dr. Carmen Ruiz Fishler.

  • 2009 Set Design and Installation, Andrew Lloyd Weber, "Jesus Christ Superstar!" Theatrical Production, Pistarkle Theatre, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
  • 2008 "Hollyhocks,Tangled Garden of a Mind's Eye" Ana Arte Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, curated by Lisa Byington.*
  • 2008 "San Antonio In Color," Exhibition held in conjunction with publication of the Book, "San Antonio In Color," published by The Trinity University Press. Art Incorporated, San Antonio, Texas.*
  • 2008 Absolut Connections Art Project. Juried Installation for Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, commissioned by Absolut Vodka, Sweden. Selected to be the Artist representing the Virgin Islands. Traveling Exhibition 2007-2008.
  • 2008 Art Conceptualist, coordinator, "Casting our Nets" Charitable Arts Project to benefit the "Nothing but Nets" charitable program to send Mosquito Nets to Africa.

  • 2006 Group Show, Trowbridge Gallery, Ojai, California, curated by Jeff Soyke.
  • 2006 Certificate of Excellence, 35th Annual Bookbuilders West Book Show, "San Antonio In Color" recognized for achieving the highest standards of book design and manufacturing for Image Driven Books.

  • 2005 "Three Western Artists," Alternative Residence/Space, Hong Kong, China, exhibition curated by Lisa Parman.

  • 2004 Cow Parade, San Antonio, Texas. Commissioned work included in the Publication, "Cow Parade: The Cows Come Home," West Hartford, Connecticut. Published by Orange Frazier Press, Wilmington, Ohio.
  • 2004 "Carnival: An Island's Collective Imagination" Installation and permanent loan of 80-foot by 80-inch Canvas mural in the atrium of The Schneider Regional Medical Center, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.*

  • 2002 Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, California. Exhibition curated by Zachary Stewart.*

  • 2001 Parks Foundation, San Antonio commission for JazzSA Live 2001. Juried Award by former Mayor of San Antonio, Texas, Lila Cockrell.

  • 2000 "WB Bill Thompson at Unity," Unity Gallery, Charleston, South Carolina. Exhibition curated by Joe Balius.*

  • 1999 Group Show, JR Fine Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona

  • 1998 Group Show, Tyler White Compton Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina. Curated by Marty Tyler.

  • 1995 "Festiva Luna" painting utilized for "A Night In Old San Antonio" Official Event Lithograph. San Antonio Conservation Society. San Antonio, Texas.

  • 1994 "Majestic Theater," Las Casas Foundation commissioned artwork for use in its fund-raising, Degan Bela Ortiz Galeria, Lisa Ortiz curator.

  • 1993 Purchase Award, "American Gothic, Architectural Study of Duke University Chapel" Dimensions Art National Competition, Juried Show, Winston Salem, North Carolina.

  • 1992 Purchase Award, Caribbean Color Competition, Juried Show, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.

Public/ Corporate Collections

  • His Excellency Fernando Henrique Cardoso, President of the Republic of Brazil. City of San Antonio, Texas presented an original painting to be presented as a gift from the people of San Antonio during an official state visit. 1997
  • United States Embassy, Paris France. A commissioned painting by the City of San Antonio was presented to the US Ambassador to France from the City of San Antonio, Texas.
  • Reebok USA, commission of Artwork to commemorate the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four held in San Antonio, Texas 1996.
  • The Kronkowsky Foundation, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Jefferson Bank, San Antonio, Texas
  • Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas
  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Schneider Regional Medical Center Atrium, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
  • Cox and Smith, Attorneys at Law, San Antonio, Texas.

Private Collections

  • Cappy and Suzy Lawton, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Brad Parman, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Gary Joeris, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Jolie Jaffe, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Filippo Cassinelli, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
  • Ashu and Karen Bhandari, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
  • Susan and David Goode, Key West, Florida.
  • Bill and Leila Maciboba, Key West, Florida.
  • Margot Bachman, New York City.
  • Mike Tyson, Ft. Worth Texas.
  • Annie and Peter Van Every, Seabrook Island, South Carolina.

Bibliography: (*reviews)

  • "Art focus on the Florida Keys", Art News, 2010,2011,2012
  • "San Antonio In Color," paintings by WB Thompson, Trinity University Press, San Antonio, Texas, 2004.
  • Vivian Zoe, 68th Annual Connecticut Artists Exhibition, The Slater Memorial Museum, catalogue, February 2012-March 2012.
  • Texas Public Radio, Artwork utilized for Website, curated by Nathan Cone, San Antonio, Texas, 2012.
  • Barbara Bowers, "Living in a Convertible," The Key West Citizen, Sunday, May 22, 2011.
  • Jefferson Bank Holiday Campaign 2011, cover, San Antonio, Texas.
  • St. Thomas/St. John THIS WEEK, cover, September-October 2009.
  • St. Thomas/St. John THIS WEEk, Cover, December 2007.
  • Barbara Ras, Trinity University Press,"Fall 2004 Catalogue" cover.
  • "24/7 island action" Virgin Islands Daily News, May 14, 2010, cover.
  • brilliant Magazine, "WB Thompson, Tangled Garden of a Mind's Eye," September 2008.
  • "Luna Infinity Regatta," and "When Morning Gilds the Rooms" artwork featured, Art News, January 2006.
  • "Marathon Man: Artist, WB Thompson, " Destination Magazine, US Virgin Islands 2005 page 191.*
  • WB Thompson: New Work, "Decadence of the New Republic" after Jean-Leon Gerome, Art In America Magazine,November 2004.
  • Bennett, Steve, "Artist Captures Vibrant Shades of Alamo City" San Antonio Express News, Web Posted October 12, 2004.*
  • Award, By Express News Critics, "The Best of 2004," "San Antonio In Color," By WB Thompson, Trinity Press. "Using field notes, photos, sketches, and old paintings from his years as a Trinity
  • University student, Thompson sequestered himself in his Caribbean studio last year and conjured up on canvas what seems to be a city perpetually aflame in Fiesta colors."*
  • Nob Hill Gazette, San Francisco, California, cover November 2002.
  • Liz Whitmore, "Creative Pallette," Charleston Home Design, May-October 2001
  • Cover Art, America West Airlines Magazine, April 2001.
  • Incentive Magazine, New York City, Cover, Spring 1998.
  • Sally Ann Holtz, "Lawyer with a Brush," San Antonio Express News, Cultural affairs, May 11, 1997 page 11.
  • Rio Magazine, The Official Magazine of the River Walk, cover, San Antonio, Texas, April 1996.
  • Rio Magazine, cover San Antonio, Texas, August 1995.
  • 1995-1996 "Index of Experts," cover, Trinity University, Office of Public Relations, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Trinity, The Magazine of Trinity University, Cover, Summer 1991.

Lectures/Public Speaking Engagements

  • Interview "Newsline 340," WTJX, U.S. Virgin Islands, 2011.
  • Lecture, Ana Arte Studio Galeria, San Antonio, Texas, 2007.
  • Book signing, Trinity University Alumni Authors Book signing Event, Alumni Weekend 2006. San Antonio, Texas.
  • Book Signing, The Twig Bookstore, Alamo Heights, Texas 2005.
  • Lecture, Art Department, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 1997.

Education

  • Art Department, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas (student of Bill Bristow) 1987-1988.
  • Coppini Academy, San Antonio, Texas, 1996-1998.
  • Trinity University (B.A. History), San Antonio, Texas 1988.
  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek North Carolina (Juris Doctor, 1993)