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Hank Willis Thomas Lecture Presented as part of the Larry Sultan Visiting...

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Minnesota Street Project - Atrium

1275 Minnesota Street

San Francisco, CA 94107

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About the Artist
Hank Willis Thomas (MFA/MA in Photography and Visual Criticism, 2004) is a photo conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history, and popular culture. Thomas’s monograph, Pitch Blackness, was published by Aperture. He has exhibited throughout the United States and abroad: The International Center of Photography, Public Art Fund, The Guggenhiem Museum Bilbao, Studio Museum in Harlem, Musée du quai Branly, and the Cleveland Museum of Art among others.


Thomas’s 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 Brooklyn Museum, The High Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

Collaborative projects include Question Bridge: Black Males and In Search Of The Truth, Cause Collective.

In 2015 he cofounded For Freedoms, the first artist-run super Pac.

The artist is also a member of the Public Design Commission for the City of New York and is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City and Goodman Gallery in South Africa.

He earned a BFA in Photography and Africana studies from New York University.

About the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program
A free, public lecture series, the program pays tribute to the renowned photographic artist and longtime CCA faculty member Larry Sultan, who passed away in 2009. Each year this series brings to campus prominent photographers and artists working in photography-related media to give public presentations, critique student work, and participate in events and projects.

The Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program is copresented by California College of the Arts, Pier 24 Photography, and SFMOMA. Support for the program is provided by Robert Mailer Anderson and Nicola Miner, Randi and Bob Fisher, Jamie Lunder, Jane Reed, Nion McEvoy, the Black Dog Private Foundation, and Pier 24 Photography.

[Photo: FOR FREEDOMS, Make America Great Again, 2016 (outdoor billboard, installed along Highway 80, Pearl, Mississippi)]

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