A native of El Paso,Texas, artist Larry Thompson has served as Professor and Chair of Art at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama since moving to the area in 2007, and was appointed Associate Dean of the Samford School of the Arts in 2014.  Prior to that he taught at universities in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas.  An active member of the College Art Association.  Thompson routinely serves as Career Mentor for junior faculty at the CAA annual convention each year.  Locally Larry is active with Space One Eleven Art Space.


     Master of Fine Arts

          The University of North Texas

     Bachelor of Fine Arts

          The University of Texas at San Antonio


     Associate Dean and Professor of Visual Arts

          Samford University, 2007-Present

     Chair and Associate Professor of Art

          Ouachita Baptist University, Arkansas, 1999-2007

     Assistant Professor of Art

          Louisiana College, Louisiana, 1998-1999

Artist, Professor, and Associate Dean of Visual Arts, Samford University