Delaware Valley University is pleased to announce the creation of a gallery located on the second floor of the Life Sciences Building. The gallery will exhibit the work of regional artists through a series of rotating exhibitions. We hope to engage the campus and community with our upcoming exhibits!

Emily Thompson: Urban Archeology March 3-31, 2018

Emily Thompson is an award-winning artist from the region and we are pleased to showcase her work in our inaugural exhibit. The opening reception corresponds with the DelVal Symphonic and Jazz Band’s March 3 concert. Inspired by Thompson’s paintings, which explore the beauty of urban surroundings, the concert will feature works such as Aaron Copland’s “Quiet City” and jazz classics such as “Harlem Nocturne,” which evoke the sounds and moods of the City. 

Thompson has taught continuing education courses at the University. She has won both regional and national awards for her paintings. Her work is about the beauty of design, atmosphere, mood, color, the application of paint, and texture. She is influenced by both rural and urban landscapes. Thompson has exhibited at Woodmere Art Museum, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, The Trenton City Museum, The Monmouth Museum and other venues in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and California. 

Thompson finds beauty in unusual places and loves anything distressed, rusty or broken down. Her love for urban and industrial landscapes, roadside architecture, vintage signage, and nostalgia is what her work is all about. With a background in abstract painting, she is able to see these subjects in a more graphic way and apply loose and spontaneous texture as well as atmosphere and mood to her work.