It all began when I was a little homie...nah, well yeah.
Thank you nana for the first church service, momma for the last ass whooping and the supreme source for the challenges.
My work presents a deep interest in black spirituality, ritual, identity and documentation including photography, painting, performance and film.
Additionally, I am curious of the relationship between memory and erasure in the way we understand mortality.
In recent works, I have begun to explore how concepts such as: faith, endurance, and potentiality function within the history of the Afro-American experience.
Anthony Jamari Thomas (b.1990) received his Bachelor's degree from John Jay College, New York NY (2012). Thomas work presents a deep interest in black spirituality, ritual, identity and documentation including photography, painting, performance and film. Thomas has exhibited with several spaces throughout New York including: Art In Flux Harlem (2013, 2014), El Museo del Barrio (2014), No Longer Empty (2014) Galerie Protege (2015), BronxArtSpace (2017) National Black Theatre which acquired Trayvon's Cross (2014) for their permanent collection (2017) and Dover Street Market Los Angeles (2018). Additionally, Thomas has released three publications: LAMB (2018), Fragmented Stream of Consciousness (2020) and Life Before (2021), published by Adidas Skateboarding. Lastly, his work has been featured in Office Magazine, Barbed Magazine, Hypebeast, Highsnobiety and Forbes Magazine.