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Hank Willis Thomas

Artist

Born in Plainfield, NJ, 1976
Lives and works in New York, NY, and San Francisco, CA

Education

2004
M.F.A., California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
M.A., California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

1998
B.F.A., New York University, New York, NY

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2009
Digging Deeper, with Willie Cole, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

2008
Houston Collects: African American Art, Caroline Weiss Law Building, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX

2007
Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, Von Lintel Gallery, New York, NY
Winter in America, with Kambui Olujimi, Scanners: The 2007 New York Video Festival, New York, NY;
traveled to The de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

2006
B®ANDED, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Bearing Witness, The African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2008
After 1968: Contemporary Artists and the Civil Rights Legacy, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA [cat.]
Black Is, Black Ain’t, The Renaissance Society at The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; traveling
to Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, MI; H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO [cat.]

2007
Along the Way, video installation with The ©ause Collective, Oakland International Airport, Oakland,
CA; traveled to New Frontiers on Main, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT; The Great Wall of
Oakland, Oakland, CA

2006
Black alphabet - conTEXTS of contemporary african-american art, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland [cat.]

2005
Frequency, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY [cat.]

Selected Collections

Collections of Eileen Harris Norton and Peter Norton, Santa Monica, CA
International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY

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