Hank Willis Thomas  (American, 1976) 

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Hank Willis Thomas, The Liberation of T.O. I'm not goin back ta' work for massa in dat' darn field

 

Hank Willis Thomas
The Liberation of T.O. I'm not goin back ta' work for massa in dat' darn field
2003

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Hank Willis Thomas, An Unidentified Jamaican Boy Uses the Puma H Street Running Shoe to Run for his Freedom

 

Hank Willis Thomas
An Unidentified Jamaican Boy Uses the Puma H Street Running Shoe to Run for his Freedom
2005

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Hank Willis Thomas, I am the Greatest

 

Hank Willis Thomas
I am the Greatest
Jack Shainman Gallery
Hank Willis Thomas, Football and Chain

 

Hank Willis Thomas
Football and Chain
2011

Jack Shainman Gallery
Hank Willis Thomas, The Cotton Bowl

 

Hank Willis Thomas
The Cotton Bowl
2011

Jack Shainman Gallery
Hank Willis Thomas, And One

 

Hank Willis Thomas
And One
2011

Jack Shainman Gallery
Hank Willis Thomas, Black Power (from the Branded series)

 

Hank Willis Thomas
Black Power (from the Branded series)
2006

Gregg Shienbaum Fine Art
Hank Willis Thomas, I Am A Man

 

Hank Willis Thomas
I Am A Man
2009

Jack Shainman Gallery
Hank Willis Thomas, Scarred Chest

 

Hank Willis Thomas
Scarred Chest
2003

Jack Shainman Gallery
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Hank Willis Thomas, Habitat for humanity / to be sold

 

Hank Willis Thomas
Habitat for humanity / to be sold, 2010
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Hank Willis Thomas, Breakfast of champion

 

Hank Willis Thomas
Breakfast of champion, 2009
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Hank Willis Thomas, Breakfast of champion

 

Hank Willis Thomas
Breakfast of champion, 2009
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1976   Born in Plainfield, New Jersey
1998   B.F.A. Photography & Africana Studies New York University
2004   M.A. Visual Criticism California College of the Arts
2004   M.F.A. Photography California College of the Arts
2011   Strange Fruit, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Hope, Duke University John Hope Franklin Center, Durham, NC
Scouring the Earth for My Affinity, Samsøn Projects, Boston, MA
Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), Istanbul, Turkey
More American Photographs, Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA
In Search of the Truth, Galway Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland
Involuntary, Neville Wakefiled, FordProjects, New York, NY
Elizabeth Catlett: Stargazers, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
2010   Hank Willis Thomas, Galerie Anne De Villepoix, Paris France
All Things Being Equal…, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
Huckleberry Finn, Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA
Greater New York 2010, PS1, Queens, NY
Unfixed, Center for Contemporary Art, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Global Africa, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
3rd World Festival of Black Arts & Cultures, Dakar, Senegal
In Context, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa
After 1968, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
Houston FotoFest Biennial, Houston, TX
Hard Targets, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Wildly Different Things, Blue Leaf Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
Beg, Borrow, Steal, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Posing Beauty, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
2009   Digging Deeper, in collaboration with Willie Cole, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut
Hank Willis Thomas, Annarumma 404, Milan, Italy
Light Text, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, KS
Hank Willis Thomas, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Black is Beautiful, Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Visionary Delusions, Georgia Scherman Projects, Toronto, Canada
Pitch Blackness, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
The Black Atlantic, ar/ge kunst, Bolzano, Italy
1969, PS1, New York, NY
Unnatural Rubber, The Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA
ICP Triennial: Dress Codes, ICP, New York, NY
New York Photo Festival, Powerhouse Arena, Brooklyn, New York
Connections, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY, San Francisco, CA
2008   Winter In America, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA (solo)
Untitled, in collaboration with Willie Cole, the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Unbranded, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Unchained Legacy, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
After 1968, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Global Africa, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
From Taboo to Icon: Africanist Turnabout, Ice Box Projects Space, Philadelphia, PA
We’re All in this together, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA
2007   Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, Von Lintel Gallery, New York
Ad | Agency, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
Branded and on Display, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
MASH, The Helena, New York, NY
For the Love of the Game, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Keep the Change, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
Visual Alchemy, Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA
Negotiating Identities in Africa and the African Diaspora, Gettysburg College, PA
Reasons to Riot, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
Crossing the Line, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter Park, FL
Taking Possession, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
Cross Sections, 18th Street Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
2006   Signifying Blackness, Sesnon Art Gallery, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA (solo)
B®ANDED, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
Unbranded, Lisa Dent Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The California Biennial, The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Kapital, Kent Gallery, New York, NY
The Black Alphabet, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, POLAND
Luxury Goods, Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, New York, NY
Metro Pictures, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami and The Moore Space, FL
Black Panther Rank and File, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Emerging Artists Fellowship Exhibition, Socrates Sculpture Park, NY
The Whole World is Rotten, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
2005   Bearing Witness, African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (solo)
Family Matters, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
Frequency, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Day Labor, P.S.1, New York, NY
Bay Area Now 4, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Remnants, Relics, Jamaica Center for Art & Learning, New York, NY
Propeller, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Recovered Views, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, African-American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Maximum Flavor, ACA Gallery, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
5x5, Wertz Contemporary Gallery, Atlanta, GA
The GlamMore Show Revisited, PlaySpace Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004   Hank Willis Thomas, Lisa Dent Gallery, San Francisco, CA (solo)
The Trade Dress: Value Judgments, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL
Salad Days, Artists Space, New York, NY
Jamaica Flux, Jamaica Center for Art and Learning, New York, NY
Coasticated, Punch Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003   After Happily Ever, Long & Pollack Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Mother to Son, Texas Women’s University, Danville, TX
Missing Person’s, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA
GenArt’s Emerge 2003, The Big House, San Francisco, CA
POPULAR tm, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA
MFA Thesis Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
25 Under 25: American Photographers, Gulf & Western Gallery, New York, NY
Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, The Leica Gallery, New York, NY
2002   Murphy & Cadagon Awards Exhibition, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001   Moments in Love, Intimacy and Kinship, Grand Central Station, New York, NY
The Legacy of Gordon Parks, Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
2000   Reflections In Black, Smithsonian Institution, Arts & Industries Building, Washington, DC
Fuzzy Logic, Southern Exposure Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Group Exhibition, Long & Pollack Gallery, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Oneness, The New York Ba’hai Center, New York, NY
Alumni Exhibition, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, Washington, DC
1999   Speak to my Heart, Smithsonian Institution, The Anacostia Museum, Washington, DC
1998   4i’s, Gulf & Western Gallery, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY
The Family, Bronfman Center for Jewish Life, New York, NY
1994   Images & Inspirations, National Museum of American History, Washington, DC
1993   Student Exhibition, Smithsonian Institution, National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
  Selected Public Collections:
  Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, AL
Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
International Center of Photography, New York, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Oakland Museum, Oakland, CA
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY