Lex Thompson


Lex Thompson’s work focuses on manifestations of hope and failure in the American landscape. Trained as a historian at New College of Florida, he furthered his education at Yale University, obtaining a Masters of Religion with a concentration in Visual Arts. He continued his studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he received a Masters of Fine Arts in Photography. He is Professor of Art (Photography) at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. He is recipient of a 2010 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photographers, a 2008 & 2011 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, and was selected as a 2009 Flash Forward Emerging Photographer. His artwork is included in collections at the Getty Research Institute, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Stanford University, University of California Los Angeles, and Yale University, among others.


Akebono Taro, Hawaiian Sumo Champion, 2009

Driving No1, Blue Hawaii, 2011

Photographs I Wish I’d Made No.7 (Pig Hunt), 2012

Zebra, 2011

Banyan Tree, 2009

Photographs I Wish I’d Made No.4 (Panda), 2011

Candle, Rainbow Plantation, Kona, 2010

Ahu’ena Heiau Print, King Kamehameha Hotel, 2009

Mormon Temple Visitor Center, O’ahu, 2009

Photographs I Wish I'd Made No1 (Scarlett Macaw), 2011

Kapalua West Maui Airport, 2012

Pool, Royal Kona Resort, 2012

Boyscout Troop, 2011

Wave No1, Hawaii 5-0 Opening Credits, 2011

Breaking Wave, 2011

Kitchen, Coco Palms Resort, Kauai 2011

Dancer, Hawaii Five-0 Opening Credits, 2011

Nineteenth-Century Volcano School Paintings, 2009

Eruption, 2010