Stephen Tompkins (born October 4, 1971 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American artist, animator, and composer based in Southern California. His work is associated with the ‘Hardcore’ Pop Surrealism movement. Tompkins’ work has been exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the United States and Europe since 1997. His work was exhibited in BLK/MRKT Gallery’s Artist Annual in 2007. His work has been exhibited alongside such artists as Daniel Johnston (in Austin, Texas) in a two-man exhibit titled “The Art of Daniel Johnston and Stephen Tompkins” and Ron English and Steven Hopwood-Lewis (“Melodic Inversions & Contrary Motions” exhibition in Dallas). His work has appeared in publications including LA Weekly, Raw Vision Magazine, Monopol Magazin, New American Paintings and Juxtapoz. Some of his work was published in the book BLK/MRKT TWO by Die Gestalten Verlag and in Year One Rewind, a survey of urban and graffiti art by Last Gasp Press.