Jimenez - Colon Collection
Hank Willis Thomas & Rashid Johnson
A Portrait of Two American Artists as Young Negro Scholars
Edition of 31
Willis Thomas, Hank
EDUCATION

M.F.A. 2004 Photography California College of the Arts
M.A. 2004 Visual Criticism California College of the Arts
B.F.A. 1998 Photography & Africana Studies New York University

SELECTED SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

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
2010 Hank Willis Thomas, Galerie Anne De Villepoix, Paris France
All Things Being Equal…, Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa
2009 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
Digging Deeper, in collaboration with Willie Cole, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT
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
2008 Winter In America, de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA
Progeny, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery
2006 Signifying Blackness, Sesnon Art Gallery, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
B®ANDED, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Bearing Witness, African American Museum in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
2004 The Trade Dress: Value Judgments, Diaspora Vibe Gallery, Miami, FL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 Untitled (12th Istanbul Biennial), Istanbul, Turkey
More American Photographs, Wattis Institute, San Francisco, CA
In Search of the Truth (Truth Booth), Galway Arts Festival, Galway, Ireland (©ause Collective)
Involuntary, Neville Wakefiled, FordProjects, New York, NY
Elizabeth Catlett: Stargazers, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY
2010 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 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 30 Americans, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Sundance Film Festival: New Frontiers Category
Unchained Legacy, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
After 1968, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Black Is, Black Ain't, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, IL
Videocracy, Tina B. Prague Contemporary Arts Festival, Prague, Czech Republic
Facing Race, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH
2007 Branded and on Display, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
For the Love of the Game, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
2006 The California Biennial, The Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
The Black Alphabet, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, POLAND
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
Double Exposure, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
2005 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
Maximum Flavor, ACA Gallery, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta, GA
Propeller, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 Salad Days, Artists Space, New York, NY
Jamaica Flux, Jamaica Center for Art and Learning, New York, NY
2003 25 Under 25: American Photographers, Gulf & Western Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Murphy & Cadagon Awards Exhibition, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 Reflections In Black, Smithsonian Institution, Arts & Industries Building, Washington, DC

PUBLIC COMMISSIONS

2010 CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival, Toronto, Canada
2007 The truth is I am you, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (©ause Collective)
Along the Way, Oakland International Airport, Oakland, CA (©ause Collective)
RESIDENCIES AND AWARDS
2011 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
W. E. B. DuBois Institute Resident Fellowship, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
CEC Artslink Grant in collaboration with Istanbul Biennial
2009 Artist-in-Residence, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA
2008 LEF Foundation Grant, San Francisco, CA
2007 Media Arts Fellowship, Tribeca Film Institute, New York, NY
Investing in Artists Grant, Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco
Artadia Fund for Art and Dialogue, New York, NY
Art Matters, Travel Grant, New York, NY
Artist in Residence, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, France
Artist in Residence, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA
2006 LEF Foundation, Supplemental Grant for Along the Way (©ause Collective)
NYFA Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
Emerging Artists Fellow, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY
Artist in Residence, Art Omi, Omi, NY
2005 Artist in Residence, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Participant Fellowship, Skowhegan, ME

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
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