Born in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, raised in Richmond Virginia and Chapel Hill North Carolina. Augustus Thompson moved to San Diego for high school and went to University of California Santa Cruz for college. He moved to New York after graduating and now works and lives in LA. Thompson's works are drawn from consumer culture and those of his own invention. The artist values the handmade and physical, but he does not castigate modern technology. Instead, he suggests a delicate coexistence.