Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Type of Event: 
Event Location: 
Construction & Engineering Hall
FREE Admission (Reception at 5:30pm)

"Divided We Fall"

Hank Willis Thomas will be in residence on campus April 18 and 19, 2017 and will spend time visiting art classes and reviewing and critiquing student art work.

Thomas is a photo conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history and popular culture. His monograph, “Pitch Blackness,” was published by Aperture. He has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad, including at The International Center of Photography, The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Studio Museum in Harlem, the Cleveland Museum of Art, among others. His work is in numerous public collections, including The Museum of Modern Art New York, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and more.

When asked about the title of his discussion topic, Thomas’ response was, “History doesn’t laugh. Us is them. They are us. Love overrules.”

Thomas received the BFA in photography and Africana studies from New York University and the MFA/MA in photography and visual criticism from the California College of Arts.

He is currently represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City and Goodman Gallery in South Africa. In 2015, Thomas co-founded “For Freedoms,” the first artist run super PAC.