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Milly Thompson


  • Milly Thompson is a Tutor on the Painting programme at the RCA, teaching students through one to one tutorials and group crits. She works closely with the rest of the Painting and fine art team on course planning and structure.
  • Biography

  • Milly Thompson's diverse practice focuses on pleasure, hypocrisy and self-promotion. Her 2016 exhibition COUGAR included paintings and poster-prints drawing out ideas about mid life seduction and the politics of high end collecting.  

    Milly was a member of the collective art group BANK from 1994 and 2003. She has had a long running series of collaborations with Alison Jones culminating in the publication Alison Jones & Milly Thompson C21ST RECENT HISTORY published in 2016 by LGP.  Milly has shown widely and is a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards for Artists recipient and was awarded the Sargent Fellowship at the British School at Rome. 

    She is currently the lead artist for Wysing Art Centres Syllabus II and has been teaching at MFA level since 2000 at Central Saint Martins (CSM), Goldsmiths and over the last 10 years on the Painting programme at the RCA.

    She holds a BA Hons in Painting from the Slade School of Fine Art, University of the Arts, London.

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