Selected Works

A place to call home (Africa - America), 2009
Polished aluminium with powdered coat
203 x 167.6
All Things Being Equal..., 2010
Polished aluminium
Work: 104 x 194 x 3 cm
Life Imitates Ads/Art Imitates Life/Art Imitates Ads, 2009
Lenticular
3 panels, each 101.5 x 76cm
Mine Mine Mine, 2010
Lenticular
: 149.9 x 99.1 cm / Work: 149.9 x 99.1 cm
Money Money Money , 2010
Lenticular
Size Large: 149.9 x 99.1 cm
Black Imitates White , 2012
Lenticular
102 x 76cm / Size Small: 102 x 76 cm
Successful Woman, Angry Men, 2010
Yellow Neon
Work: 204 x 15 cm
This Is My Best Sell Your Hard Times , 2009
Neon sign
119 x 132cm
Remember me , 2014
Neon
Work: 60  x 150 cm
Caesar's Visa, 2009
Neon sign
Work: 91 x 191 x 20 cm
All Power to the People, 2015
Fiberglass and aluminum
91 diameter
We Have Had Enough, 2014
Fiberglass and aluminum
91cm in diameter
An injury to one is an injury to all, 2014
Fiberglass and aluminum
89cm in diameter
Peace and Freedom, 2014
Fiberglass and aluminum
89cm in diameter
Absolut No Return, 2008
Lightjet print
147.3 x 93.9cm
Black Power, 2005
Lightjet print
Work: 64.7 x 102.6 cm Frame: 66.7 x 104.6 x 5 cm
From Cain't See in the Mornin' till Cain't See at Night, 2011
Digital C-print
38 x 127cm
Contraband #1, 2014
Quilt made out of decommissioned prison uniforms
Work: 138 x 231 x 4 cm
Barcode , 2014
Quilt made out of decommissioned prison uniforms
36 3/4 x 56 inches 38 1/2 x 57 1/2 inches framed 93 x 142cm
Maze, 2015
Quilt made out of decommissioned prison uniforms
168.6 x 177 cm | 66 3/8 x 69 3/4 inches 178.75 x 188.6 x 6.35 cm | 70 3/8 x 74 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches (framed)
Bars, 2014
Quilt made out of decommissioned prison uniforms
Work: 185  x 137 cm
Labyrinth , 2016
quilt made out of decommissioned prison uniforms
82 x 82 inches
Life, 2017
Quilt made out of decommissioned prison uniforms
152 x 89 x 3 cm |60 x 35 x 1 1/4
Amandla, 2014
Silicone, fiberglass, metal finish
130 x 80 x 50cm
A Luta Continua , 2014
Alimunium
80 x 320 x 50cm
Die Dompas Moet Brand ! (The Passbook must Burn!), 2014
Bronze and copper shim
7 life cast arms holding pass books
Victory is certain, 2014
Assegai wood
108 x 8 x 8cm
If the Leader Only Knew, 2014 bronze approximately 80 inches long,
Bronze
Approximately 2 meters in legnth
Raise Up, 2014
Bronze
204 x 30 x 30 cm / 204 x 30 x 30cm / 285 x 25 x 10 cm
Target with Four Faces , 2018
Mirror surmounted by four tinted-plaster faces in wood box.
Work: 86.4 x 71.1 x 7.6 cm
Target (with Four Ears), 2018
Mirrored glass, wood, resin and mixed media
Work: 86.67 x 69.8 x 7.6 cm
Target (with One Arm), 2018
Mirrored glass, wood, resin and mixed media
Work: 95.2 x 115.6 x 8.9 cm

Biography

HANK WILLIS THOMAS is a conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to perspective, identity, commodity, media, and popular culture. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad including the International Center of Photography, New York; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain; Musée du quai Branly, Paris; Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong, and the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Netherlands. Thomas’ work is included in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum, New York; High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. His collaborative projects include Question Bridge: Black Males, In Search Of The Truth (The Truth Booth), Writing on the Wall, and the artist-run initiative for art and civic engagement For Freedoms, which in 2017 was awarded the ICP Infinity Award for New Media and Online Platform. Thomas is also the recipient of the Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowship (2019), the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2018), Art for Justice Grant (2018), AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize (2017), Soros Equality Fellowship (2017), and is a member of the New York City Public Design Commission. Thomas holds a B.F.A. from New York University (1998) and an M.A./M.F.A. from the California College of the Arts (2004). In 2017, he received honorary doctorates from the Maryland Institute of Art and the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.