LYDIA THOMPSON, MFA, UNC Charlotte
Recent Chair, Art Department.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, she earned her undergraduate degree from Ohio State University. From there, she went to New York College of Ceramics at Alfred University to pursue a master’s in fine arts.
She earned the Fulbright Hayes grant to research traditional architecture in Nigeria, traveled to Denmark for the VCUarts Institutional Grant for the International Ceramic Research Center artist-in-residency and spent time in Alberta, Canada for a residency at Medalta Ceramic Center in Medicine Hat. She was director at the TTU School of Art, department head at Mississippi State University, assistant dean of undergraduate studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, assistant dean of multi-cultural affairs at the School of Art Institute of Chicago and director of the Educational Opportunity Program at NYSCC at Alfred University.
Additionally, she served on the boards of the National Council of Education for Ceramics, National Council of Art Administrators and Clayworks in Charlotte.
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