Phillip Thomas portrait
Nationality Jamaican
Born b. 1980

Phillip Thomas

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Upon graduating with a B.F.A. in his native Jamaica, Phillip Thomas received a grant to pursue an MFA at the New York Academy of Art. Phillip produces works that deal with issues of colonialism in the Caribbean, and many of the issues of classism that persist in Jamaica and the New World. His work is included in a number of prestigious institutional and private collections.

Lot number
#12
Artwork
Artwork: The Story That I Am In
Artist:
Phillip Thomas
Title and Year:
The Story That I Am In | 2020
Auction Status

Bidding Ended

  • Lot number
    #15
    Artwork
    Artwork: Hunt
    Artist:
    Phillip Thomas
    Title and Year:
    Hunt | 2018
    Auction Status

    Bidding Ended

  • SOLO EXHIBITIONS
    2019
    Mirrors of Desire
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    Uninterrupted
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox
    MoAD, San Francisco, California

    In Plain Sight: Rich in Black History
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    Artful Companions

    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    2018
    BIG ART. small canvas.
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    Women Painting Women/Men Painting Men: Voices with Vision
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    Kiss and Tell
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    On the Edge of…
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    Market Art + Design
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    Beyond Fashion
    National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

    Secrets of the Twisted and Entwinted
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    A Brief History
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    2017
    No Commission
    The Dean Collection, Miami, Florida

    Back to Black
    Art Africa- Miami Arts Fair, Miami, Florida

    I am (In) Visible
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    Urban Revival
    RJD Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York

    2016
    Digital
    National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

    Masculinities
    National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

    Pieces of My Soul
    Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York

    Parallel Universe
    Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York

    Barbed Wire & Picket Fences
    Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York

    2015
    Recollections & Realities
    Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York

    A Magic Menagerie
    Richard J. Demato Fine Arts Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York

    2014
    National Biennial
    National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

    Shattered Boundaries
    RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York

    Art SouthhamptonArt Fair
    New York Academy of Art Booth, Southhampton, New York

    LA Art Show
    RJD Gallery Booth, Los Angeles, California

    2013
    ArtHamptonsArt Fair
    RJD Gallery,  Bridgehampton, New York

    2012
    National Biennial
    National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

    Take Home a Nude
    Sotheby’s Auction House, New York, New York

    2011
    Civil Savages
    RJD Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York

    2011
    Contemporary Jamaican Artists
    The Inter-American Development Bank, Washington, D.C.

    2010
    National Biennial
    National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

    Take Home a Nude
    Sotheby’s Auction House, New York, New York

    Young Talent 5
    National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

    2009
    Social Curiosities
    New York Academy of Art, New York, New York

    2008
    Untitled
    Flowers Gallery, New York, New York

    Untitled
    Master Thesis Exhibition, New York, New York

    Man Hunt!
    New York Academy of Art, New York, New York

    2006
    Untitled
    Hugh Dunphy Gallery, New York, New York

    Untitled
    National Biennale of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

    2005
    Untitled
    National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

    Untitled, Final Year Exhibition
    Edna Manley College, Kingston, Jamaica

    2003
    Untitled
    Edna Manley College, Kingston, Jamaica

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS
    2019
    Fellows: Past and Present, curated by Joyce Varvatos
    New York Academy of Art, New York, New York

    2012
    Contemporary Jamaican Art, curated by Veerie Poupeye
    Art Gallery of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

    2008
    Untitled, Group Exhibition, Michael Heffernan, Matthew Miller, Phillip Thomas
    Academy of New York, New York, New York

  • 2008
    New York Academy of Art, New York, New York
    MFA, Honors-Painting

    2003
    Edna Manley College, Saint Andrew, Jamaica
    BA, Honors-Visual and Performing Arts

    1998
    Portmore Community College, Saint Catherine, Jamaica
    CXC- Engineering Drawing Distinction

  • Prince Bader Bin Abdullah Al Saud, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

    Bank of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica

    Peggy Cooper Cafritz, Washington, D.C.

    The Chetrit Group, New York, New York

    Beth Rudin DeWoody, New York, New York

    Bryant Gumbel, New Orleans, Louisiana

    The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Charlotte, North Carolina

    New York Academy of Art, New York, New York

    Kolleen Russell, Kingston, Jamaica

    Anne L. Stone,  Baltimore, Maryland

    World Bank, Washington, D.C.

    Fatima Zayed, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates   

  • 2010
    Jamaican Art Then and Now, Petrine Archer Aaron Matalan Award, Kingston, Jamaica

    2008
    First Prize, The National Gallery of Jamaica’s National Biennial, Kingston, Jamaica

    Awarded, New York Academy of Arts Fellowship, New York, New York

    2006
    Grant recipient, Chase Grant, Chase Fund Organization, Kingston, Jamaica

    People’s Choice Award, Revelations of a Changing Generation, The Mutual Life Gallery, Kingston, Jamaica

    2003
    Awarded, Albert Huey Painters Award, Edna Manley College, Kingston, Jamaica