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Hank Willis Thomas

If the Leader Only Knew, 2014 bronze 80 inches long [Installation View]

Hank Willis Thomas is a conceptual artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He works primarily with themes related to perspective identity, commodity, media, and popular culture. Thomas received a B.F.A. in Photography and Africana Studies from New York University in 1998, as well as his M.F.A. in Photography, and an M.A. in Visual and Critical Studies from California College of the Arts in San Francisco in 2004. He has received honorary doctorates from the Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD and the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Portland, ME in 2017.

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