Ryan Thompson lives and works in Chicago, IL where he is an artist and Associate Professor of Art & Design at Trinity Christian College. His ongoing Department of Natural History projects engage a range of complex and peculiar relationships between humans and the natural world. Recent projects are featured in Cabinet Magazine, Making the Geologic Now (Punctum Books), Format P Magazine: ‘Earth Works!’, Reframing Photography (Routledge), and his forthcoming book, Bad Luck, Hot Rocks (The Ice Plant, 2014). His work has been exhibited at venues including: EYEBEAM (New York), Gallery Analix Forever (Geneva), Links Hall (Chicago), Evanston Art Center (Chicago), Root Division (San Francisco), Mila Kunstgalerie (Berlin), and Lease Agreement (Baltimore, MD). Learn more about Ryan Thompson’s HATCH exhibitions Reference Rot and Batten Down the Hatches.