Hank Willis Thomas is a photo conceptual artist, born in Plainfield, New Jersey, 1976. He studied for his: MFA in Photography at California College of the Arts, 2004; MA in Visual Criticism, California College of the Arts, 2004; and his BFA in Photography & Africana Studies, New York University, 1998. He is currently represented by the Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.
Hank Willis Thomas has exhibited in many galleries across the United States and internationally, recent solo and two-person shows include: 'Hank Willis Thomas: Strange Fruit', Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, Columbia, USA, 2011-2012; 'Hank Willis Thomas: Scouring the Earth for My Affinity', Samsøn Gallery, Boston, USA, 2011; 'Hank Willis Thomas: Hope and Questions Bridge', John Hope Franklin Center and Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University, North Carolina, USA, 2011; 'Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal', Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 2010; and 'Hank Willis Thomas', Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France, 2010.
Group shows include: '30 Americans: Rubell Family Collection', Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida, 2009: travels to, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, 2011; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, Columbia, 2012; Chrysler Museum, Virginia, 2012; Memphis Brooks Museum, Tennessee, 2013. And 'Global Africa Arts Project', Museum of Art and Design, New York, 2011; travels to, Surroundart, Brooklyn, 2011-2012; Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Maryland, 2012; High Museum, Georgia, 2012; Seattle Art Museum; Tacoma Art Museum; and Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, 2013.
Hank Willis Thomas lives and works in New York.