M.F.A., Syracuse University, College of Art Media Studies,1999

B.F.A., University of Ottawa / Universite d'Ottawa, Visual Arts Department,

Ottawa, Canada, 1996

Internship, with Nancy Spero and Leon Golub, 1994



Gibbs Street Gallery, VisArts at Rockville, Rockville, MD, 2016

Depree Gallery, Hope College, Solid State, Holland, MI, 2012

West Gallery, Texas Woman's Univerisity, Calla Thompson: Selected Works,

     Denton, TX, 2010

PROJECT 4 Gallery, Hero and Baddie, Washington, DC, 2009

Centre for Contemporary Photography, Bleak and Bleaker, Toronto, ON (Canada), 2006

The Nightingale Gallery of Eastern Oregon University, La Grande, OR, 2005

Open Studio Gallery, Dirty Dog, Toronto, ON (Canada), 2002

Maryland Art Place, Slip, Baltimore, MD, 2002

The Ottawa School Art Gallery, Dirty Dog, Ottawa, ON (Canada), 2002

Soho 20 Gallery (Guest Curator Larissa Harris, Assistant Curator, PS1/MOMA) Break, New York, NY 2001 




Katzen Arts Center, American University, In Residence: The Neighbors, Washington, 

     DC, 2014

Silber Gallery, Goucher College, Hydroflow, Baltimore, MD, 2013

The Center for Contemporary Art, Through You Into Action, Bedminster, NJ, 2012

Silber Gallery, Goucher College, Power Struggles: Leveraging Control, Baltimore, MD,


The Center for Fine Arts Photography, Consumption, Fort Collins, CO, 2010

Las Manos Gallery, The Evidence Against Us, Chicago, IL, 2010

New Galerie, FAX, Paris, France, 2010

Dowd Gallery, State University of New York, College at Cortland, FAX, Cortland, NY, 


Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, FAX, Mexico City, Mexico, 2010

Burnaby Art Gallery, FAX, Burnaby, BC (Canada), 2010

Para/Site Art Space, FAX, Hong Kong, 2010                                                                Torrance Art Museum, FAX, Torrance, CA, 2010

Plug in ICA, FAX, Winnipeg, MA (Canada), 2009-2010

contemporary museum, FAX (Irene Hoffman, Executive Director), Baltimore, MD, 2009

International House, Homeland Video Festival, screening of Bleak and Bleaker,

     Philadelphia, PA, 2010

Sentinel Gallery, Artifice: An Exploration of Deception, Brooklyn, NY, 2009
Washington Project for the Arts Exhibition, Katzen Arts Center, American University,
     Washington, DC, 2009
AiOP (Art in Odd Places), RE-UNION, Union Square, New York, NY, 2008
Fox Gallery, Semi-Finalist, Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize, Maryland Institute College

     of Art, Baltimore, MD, 2008
Gallery Aferro, In The Country of Last Refuge, Newark, NJ, 2007

Woodstock Center for Photography (Society for Photographic Education conference),  

     Homeland Video Festival, screening of Bleak and Bleaker, Woodstock, NY, 2007
Cooper Union, Residency Exhibition, New York, NY, 2006
Baltimore Museum of Art, Flag (Darsie Alexander, Senior Curator of Contemporary

     Art), Baltimore, MD, 2006
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University (Andrea Inselmann, Curator        

     of Modern and Contemporary Art), Ithaca, NY, 2006

Baltimore Museum of Art, Observation Deck (Gary Simmons, artist and Darsie  

     Alexander, Curator Prints, Drawings & Photographs), Baltimore, MD, 2005

MPG Contemporary Gallery, New Art 2005 (Linda Norten, Associate Curator, Fogg

     Museum, Harvard), Boston, MA, 2005

Museum of Fine Arts, The Florida State University Sex, Politics, and the Pursuit of  

     Global Domination, Tallahassee, FL, 2005

John A. Cade Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Errata: The Role of Errors and

     Misinterpretation in Art, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD, 2004

James Backas Gallery, Maryland State Arts Council, Baltimore, MD 2004
EAFIT University Gallery, Fotofiesta: 1st  International Photography Biennial / The Body

     Politic / (Paul Bardwell, Director, Centro Colombo Americano de Medellin), Medellin, 

     Columbia (South America), 2003

The Painted Bride Arts Center, Puff, Philadelphia, PA, 2003
Polk Museum of Art, Some Assembly Required: Collage Culture in Post- War America,

     Lakeland, FL, 2003

Madison Art Center, Some Assembly Required: Collage Culture in Post- War America,
     Madison, WI, 2003
Everson Museum of Art, Some Assembly Required: Collage Culture in Post- War        

     America, Syracuse, NY, 2002

The Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, The Body Politic, Wilmington, DE, 2002
Korean Cultural Center Gallery of Los Angeles Dis.embody (Russell Ferguson, Director,

     UCLA Hammer Museum), Los Angeles, CA, 2002

Joan Grona Gallery, Puff, Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio, TX, 2002

Dowd Gallery, State University of New York, College at Cortland, [Un]related,

     Cortland, NY, 2002
Arlington Arts Center, Installation Exhibition, Arlington, VA, 2001
Meyerhoff Gallery, Fruit Fly, Maryland Institute College of Art, 2000
State of the Art Gallery, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Exhibition,

     Ithaca, NY, 2000

Adambomb Gallery, Serious Play, Milwaulkee, WI, 2000
Rosenberg Gallery, Obsession, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD, 2000
School 33 Art Center, Break (Pepon Osorio, artist), Baltimore, MD, 2000

2007-present, Museum of Modern Art’s Artist Files Archive, New York, NY
2007-present, The Drawing Center On-line Registry, New York, NY,
     <> / search by name

1998-2007, The Drawing Center Registry, New York, NY

Maryland State Arts Council Award, 2009
Maryland State Arts Council Award, 2007
Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts-Production Grants to Professional Artists, 2005
Maryland State Arts Council Award, 2004
Canada Council for the Arts, Visual Arts-Production Grants to Professional Artists, 2004


Light Work, Syracuse, NY, 2011
Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, 2010 (6 months)
Cooper Union, New York, NY, 2006
Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, Hungary, 2004
Yaddo Arts Colony, Saratoga Springs, NY, 2003
Constance Saltonstall Arts Colony, Ithaca, NY, 1999

Burns, Laura.  “Maryland Art Place.” RADAR 1 May 2002: 16
Burns, Laura.  Obsession.  Baltimore, MD: Rosenberg Gallery, 2000.  Exhibition essay
Durant, Mark Alice.  “Some Assembly Required: Ten Fragments Toward a Picture of

     Collage.”  Some Assembly Required: Collage Culture in Post-War America.

     Syracuse, NY: Everson Museum of Art, 2002. 25 and 79.  Exhibition Essay

Durant, Mark Alice.  All You Pretty Proletarians.  Toronto, ON: Open Studio Gallery,   

     2002.  Exhibition essay

Giuliano, Mike. “Dangerous Curves: There’s a Fine Line Running Through the Work in a

     New MAP Exhibition.” CITYPAPER 1-8 May 2002: 37-38

Hirsch, Robert.  Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age.  Burlington, MA:

     Elsevier’s Focal Press, 2007. 244

Inselmann, Andrea.  Calla Thompson.  Contact Sheet, The Light Work Annual No.   

     167.  Syracuse NY: Light Work/Community Darkrooms, 2012.

Jones, R. Stevie.  Hero and Baddie: Calla Thompson at Project 4. Washington, DC:

     Project 4 Gallery, 2009.  Exhibition Essay
Mahoney, James.  Calla Thompson: Bleak and Bleaker.  Toronto, ON: Centre for

     Contemporary Art, 2006.  Exhibition Essay

McNatt, Glen. “’Artscape at BMA’ is simply terrific:  Exhibiton succeeds at showing

     vibrancy of city’s art scene.” The Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD): July 5, 2005. C1

Miller, Nicole. “In Arlington, A Real Breakthrough.” The Washington Post 18 October,

     2001: C5

Ober, Cara. “Reviews / Mid-Atlantic / Baltimore.” Art Papers: September /

     October 2005.  44

Purchase, Steve.  “School 33 Presents a Provocative Wallpaper Exhibition.”   

     The Baltimore Guide 15 June 2000: 1 and 12