Wyoming Arts Council


Meg Thompson is an artist and artisan who works in several different media, heeding the story of the landscape through visual form. She was born in Laramie, WY in 1977 and received her B.A. in English, Creative Writing in 1999 from the University of Montana. She has participated in the School of Visual Arts Residency Program and Brush Creek Residency and her work has been exhibited in numerous group and solo shows in New York City and Wyoming. In 2011, after having been away from her beloved state for 15 years, she moved back to Laramie where she currently lives and works. Her custom furniture won an Exhibitor's Choice award at the Western Design Conference in 2013 and “Best In Show” at the 2015 Kimball Arts Festival. Her furniture pieces are in homes across the country. In 2013 she won the commission to design bike racks for downtown Laramie. In 2015 she worked for the public art consulting team, Renee Piechocki and Jennifer McGregor, developing a public art plan for Laramie. In 2013 she co-founded Wyoming Art Party. She was the first director of Laramie Public Art in 2016-2019. My current focus is street art and I use spray paint to create murals that explore the dichotomy between cultural myths of the West and cultural veracity, especially around unacknowledged contributions of women, queer, and minority cultures that still influence contemporary cultural identity in the West.