Phyllis I. Thompson works with fiber textiles, printmaking, photography and collage processes. She received her BFA in printmaking from the Philadelphia College of Art and her MFA in printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She also holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education/Art Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work explores memories of family, relationships, and ancestors and reflects the influence of her mother and grandmother who made quilts and other creations from recycled materials. She uses visual elements such as patterned fabric, textured papers, and old family photographs to construct one-of- a kind personal portraits that move beyond symbol and metaphor. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums
across the U.S.