Ryan Thompson lives and works in Chicago, IL where he is an artist and Professor of Art & Design at Trinity Christian College. His Department of Natural History projects engage a range of tentacluar relations between humans and the other-than-human. 

Among other places, his work has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly, Cabinet Magazine, The New Yorker, LA Times, Making the Geologic Now (Punctum Books, 2013), Format P Magazine, ‘Earth Works!’ (2013), and Reframing Photography (Routledge). His work has been exhibited at places such as: EYEBEAM (New York), Gallery Analix Forever (Geneva), Links Hall (Chicago), Lothringer 13 Halle (Munich), Evanston Art Center (Chicago), Root Division (San Francisco), Mila Kunstgalerie (Berlin), and Lease Agreement (Baltimore, MD).

ryan [at] departmentofnaturalhistory [dot] com

Instagram: instagram.com/warmestregards
Mastodon: https://mastodon.social/@warmestregards

Other projects:

Pin Save the Climate designs and distributes consciousness-raising ephemera about the climate crisis. All profits are donated to climate justice oganizations. https://pinsavetheclimate.com

Sideyard Coffee is a neighborhood-scale coffee roastery that offers weekly subscriptions via bike delivery in and around Oak Park, IL. https://sideyard.coffee