Thomas received a BFA in Printmaking at Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia. He received his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has taught at Tyler School of Art, The School of the Art Institute, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Anchor Graphics, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Beacon St. Gallery, Gallery 37, and Penland School of Crafts.
Thomas was the former Visual Arts Chair at The Chicago Academy for the Arts and is now the Director of Printmaking at Lillstreet Art Center. He is also the Founder and Master Printer at Hummingbird Press also at Lillstreet Art Center. As a Master Printer Thomas has published such artists as Kerry Marshall, William Conger, Richard Hunt, Willie Cole and Barbara Jones-Hogu to name a few. His own artworks are included in various private and public collections, exhibits nationally and abroad. Thomas was the former Director of Printmaking Lillstreet Art Center. He now teaches full time at Chicago State University and teaches adjunct at Harold Washington College.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website