Andy Thompson is a transgender artist native to New Orleans, and will complete their BFA in Studio Art at Loyola University New Orleans in May 2019. Their work focuses on deconstructing gendered perception of the nude body through bold geometric abstractions. They have held internships at various institutions around the city including Jonathan Ferrara gallery, Brand New Orleans Art Gallery, Upturn Arts, and the Hermann Grima +Gallier Historic Houses. They currently intern at the Palace Market on Frenchmen. On campus, Andy has also taken on a collaborative curatorial role for multiple shows including The Evil Genius of a King and Hive Mind. They have assisted in the development of 2016, 2017 and 2018 iterations of Clusterfunk, an open exhibition held by the university artist collective Untitled.