Mimei Thompson (b. 1972 in Tokyo, Japan) studied at the Glasgow School of Art, Central St Martins and the Royal College of Art, and lives and works in London. She has recently had solo shows at Trade Gallery Nottingham, Queens Park Railway Club Glasgow and Art First Projects London. She has been selected for Jerwood Contemporary Painters, Studio Voltaire Open, Marmite Painting Prize, Exeter Contemporary Open and Creekside Open. She has organised numerous group exhibitions, including at the Herbert Read Gallery in Canterbury, and at Blythe Gallery and Transition Gallery in London. She participated in a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and has work in the collection of Arts Council England.