Selected Works

Hank Willis Thomas

A place to call home (Africa - America), 2009 Polished aluminium with powdered coat

Hank Willis Thomas

Art Imitates Ads/ Imitates Life , 2013 Lenticular

Hank Willis Thomas

Mine Mine Mine, 2010 Lenticular

Hank Willis Thomas

Black Power, 2005 Lightjet print Work: 64.7 x 102.6 cm Frame: 66.7 x 104.6 x 5 cm

Hank Willis Thomas

From Cain't See in the Mornin' til Cain't see at Night, 2011 Digital c-print 38 x 127cm / 56 x 178cm / 76 x 243cm

Hank Willis Thomas

Absolut No Return, 2008 Mixed Media 203 x 102cm

Hank Willis Thomas

All Power to the People, 2015 Fiberglass and aluminum 91 diameter

Hank Willis Thomas

An injury to one is an injury to all, 2014 Fiberglass and aluminum 89cm in diameter

Hank Willis Thomas

Peace and Freedom, 2014 Fiberglass and aluminum

Hank Willis Thomas

Amandla, 2014 Silicone, fiberglass, metal finish 130 x 80 x 50cm

Hank Willis Thomas

A Luta Continua , 2014 Alimunium 80 x 320 x 50cm

Hank Willis Thomas

Die Dompas Moet Brand ! (The Passbook must Burn!), 2014 Bronze and copper shim 7 life cast arms holding pass books

Hank Willis Thomas

Give us back our parents (pink and gold on black), 2018 Screenprint on retroreflective vinyl Source image DRUM Magazine. © BAHA

Hank Willis Thomas

Give us back our parents (gold and red on gold), 2018 Screenprint on retroreflective vinyl. Source image DRUM Magazine. Copyright BAHA

Hank Willis Thomas

To life abundant (pink and gold on black) II, 2018 Screenprint on retroreflective vinyl. Source image DRUM Magazine. Copyright BAHA

Hank Willis Thomas

To life abundant (pink and gold on black), 2018 Screenprint on retroreflective vinyl. Source image DRUM Magazine. Copyright BAHA

Hank Willis Thomas

To life abundant (blue and gold on white), 2018 Screenprint on retroreflective vinyl. Source image DRUM Magazine. Copyright BAHA

Hank Willis Thomas

To life abundant (white on white), 2018 Screenprint on retroreflective vinyl. Source image DRUM Magazine. Copyright BAHA

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.

Exhibitions

The Wretched of the Screen / ...

25 June - 21 September 2019

Narrative Means / 2018

02 June - 14 July 2018

the silences between

24 August - 29 September 2017

Hank Willis Thomas / Ads Imit...

10 June - 01 July 2017

News

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