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Kodi Thompson is a ceramic and mix media artist residing in St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2018 he received his MFA degree in studio arts with a concentration in ceramics from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He received his BFA and art history minor from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2014. From 2014 to 2015 Kodi was an Artist-in-Residence at The Morean Center for Clay. He has been acknowledged in multiple publications such as Southern Illinois University’s Research and Creative Activities, and the NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition Catalog during both his undergraduate and graduate career. He has received grants and awards for his research and works. Some include the RGGS Grant, the Visualizing Research Impacts Competition Award, and the Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist Grant. He has shown in galleries and museums such as The Nu Contemporary Gallery, The Erie Art Museum, and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. Others include The Clay Studio of Philadelphia and the Morean Arts Center. Kodi currently holds the position of manager at the Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg Florida, and is continuously exploring his ideas in clay in his garage studio.