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Khalid Thompson
Midlothian, VA

About the Artist

Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Khalid Thompson discovered a passion for writing poetry during creative writing classes in High School. Post-graduation, he sought to challenge his solitary nature via outlets such as acting and acoustic guitar. However, there persisted a deep desire within him to find an artistic path more suited to his inherent personality. In the spring of 2006 he decided to move to Washington, DC to gain inspiration from a culturally diverse international city.
After a serendipitous meeting with a charismatic visual artist from the Ivory Coast, Khalid began to re-invest…

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About the Artist

Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Khalid Thompson discovered a passion for writing poetry during creative writing classes in High School. Post-graduation, he sought to challenge his solitary nature via outlets such as acting and acoustic guitar. However, there persisted a deep desire within him to find an artistic path more suited to his inherent personality. In the spring of 2006 he decided to move to Washington, DC to gain inspiration from a culturally diverse international city.
After a serendipitous meeting with a charismatic visual artist from the Ivory Coast, Khalid began to re-investigate a childhood love of drawing. The steady encouragement of this new friend coupled with a renewed sense of self led Khalid to explore his own abstract style of art. The creative freedom and process of improvisational painting became a perfect fit. Since 2008 he has completely devoted himself to painting and drawing.

Artist’s Work

Golden gene pool
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Golden Gene Pool

By Khalid Thompson

Primitive technology
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Primitive Technology

By Khalid Thompson

Tribal light
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Tribal Light

By Khalid Thompson

Clearing the path
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Clearing the Path

By Khalid Thompson

Genetic memory
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Genetic Memory

By Khalid Thompson

Cosmic rhythms
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Cosmic Rhythms

By Khalid Thompson

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • Segment on WHUT TV/PBS' #ARTICO (Art in your community) Episode 112
    October 13th, 2017
  • Art 180's Seen and Heard Blog article entitled "In the Moment"
    November 16th, 2020