Kodi Thompson is a ceramic and mix media artist residing in St. Petersburg Florida, and has been working in the arts since 2009. 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 he was an Artist-in-Residence at The Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg. Kodi has been acknowledged in multiple publications such as Southern Illinois University’s Research and Creative Activities Annual Publication, 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 Visualizing Research Impacts Competition Award, and The Martha Holden Award at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He has shown in galleries and museums such as The Nu Contemporary Gallery, The Erie Art Museum, and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts in Pennsylvania. Kodi currently holds the position of Manager at the Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg Florida.