Lola Thompson, a Supplementary Biography
No offense to Lola, but we wonder if it's wise for young artists, especially those with almost no previous exhibitions or fully-formed work, to step into the spotlight so quickly. Only 24 years old, Lola's still got plenty of growing to do. On the flip side, her unpredictability could work in her favor when pitted against one-hit-wonders like Ugo Nonis.
ART WORLD CRED
There is not much cred to be said for some one who graduated from art school last year. Lola earned her BFA in sculpture from Otis College of Art and Design.
A BFA in sculpture from Otis College of Art and Design. There’s plenty of work up on her website, but not much of it has been shown.
Most of her work, be it gems on string, blind contour-ey drawings, or poetry, has a whiff of Nag Champa and new age ritual that's not unappealing. Her unpredictability could work in her favor, or it could lead to a lot of last-minute concoctions and crumudgeonly scoldings from Simon de Pury. Based on her first episode freak-out, we suspect she'll be in over her head.
Also, she and her mom once lived with Al Pacino. So, yeah.
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