Gemma Thompson


Gemma is a multidisciplinary artist who works through drawing, print and sound to record sonic experience of place. She uses drawing to intuitively transcribe a sense or (intangible) feeling of place and to reimagine sound as physical presence. Recording sensory experience through drawing, soundwalking and listening, the movement of her hands attempts to mirror sound and rhythm, as a force or pressure. Through the process of printmaking, Gemma explores the potential of multiplicity and the opportunity to enlarge drawn marks to create immersive spaces through traditional and digital techniques. The weight or indentation of the surface upon which she works is important to her – as an anchor or embrace of the intangible sounds observed.

Gemma is a multidisciplinary artist based in London. She finished her MFA in Printmaking at Camberwell College of Art in 2021 and exhibited as part of London Grads Now 2021 at Saatchi Gallery.