Mungo Thomson

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Mungo Thomson (born 1969, Woodland, California) is a contemporary visual artist based in Los Angeles.


Thomson attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and the UCLA MFA program, where he gained a master of fine arts degree.[1]

Career and works[edit]

Thomson has had solo exhibitions at the UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2008); the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (2007); and Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAMeC), Bergamo, Italy (2006). He participated in the Istanbul Biennial (2011), the Whitney Biennial (2008), and the Performa Biennial of Visual Art Performance (2005). His book Font Study (TIME) was published by Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2011), The White Album was published by RITE Editions (2008), and Negative Space was published by Christoph Keller Editions and JRP|Ringier (2006). Thomson self-published the comic book Einstein #1 in 2008.

In 2012 Thompson created a helium-filled copy of a sculpture by Michael Heizer, for an official Fourth of July float for the Aspen Art Museum.[2]


Thomson's father is psychiatrist Captane "Cap" Thomson,[3] beloved "Doctoring 3" preceptor at UC Davis Medical School.


  1. ^ "Mungo & the Crickets: Art and acoustics from Mungo Thomson", Pasatiempo (The New Mexican), February 22, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-11.
  2. ^ Jori Finkel, "Mungo Thomson riffs on Michael Heizer's 'Levitated Mass'", Los Angeles Times, June 18, 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11.
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