Sebastian Thomas

Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 1994. Lives and works in Chicago.

Sebastian Thomas, British-American artist, has achieved the Studio Arts College International in Florence Italy, the AICAD Studio Residency in Brooklyn NY, and Ox-Bow Art and Artist Residency in Saugatuck Michigan. Sebastian is a Teaching Fellow in the Painting and Drawing Department for the 2023/2024 academic year at The School of the Art institute of Chicago. He is a recipient of the 2023 Municipal Art League Fellowship Award, the Joseph & Emily Gidwitz Scholarship, and the Presidential Scholar Award from KCAI. His works have been featured nationally and internationally in galleries and exhibition spaces such as Leedy-Voulkos Art Center in Kansas City, Studio Arts College International in Florence, the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design in New York City, and Zolla Lieberman Gallery in Chicago Illinois. He has been featured in Kawsmouth Publications, Sprung Formal Literary Magazine, and interviewed on KKFI and KXUA radio stations. Sebastian lives and works in Chicago, IL.

Major solo exhibitions: Under the Sun, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago (2023); Tiny Apartment Show, 308 Gallery, Chicago (2022); Pop-Up Exhibition, Michigan Space, Chicago (2021); Attach Files, 50/50 Gallery, Kansas City (2017).

 Major group exhibitions: Nascosti alla luce del sole, Nashira Gallery, Milan (2023); Last Call Alumni Exhibition, Color Club, Chicago (2023); Contemporary Painting Exhibition; The Brick Lane Gallery, London (2022); Open Studios Maclean Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2021); Thesis Exhibition, Dodge Painting Gallery, Kansas City (2017); B.F.A. Exhibition, H & R Block Artspace, Kansas City (2017); DAYGLO,Dodge Painting Gallery KCAI; Infinite Pleasure, Dodge Painting Gallery, KCAI; End of Semester, Dodge Painting Gallery, KCAI; SACI Open Studios, SACI Studios, Florence, Italy; Stranger Than Kindness, Dodge Painting Gallery, KCAI; Immaculate Immersion in the City of Florence: KCAI at Studio Arts College International, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City MO; Height x Length = Width x Intent, Dodge Painting Gallery, KCAI; The Unnamable, Dodge Painting Gallery, KCAI (2016); Drawing Marathon, Dodge Painting Gallery, KCAI; Kansas City Art Institute New York Residency 2015, Open Studios AICAD Studios, Brooklyn, New York; Eastern Standard Time: NY Summer Studio Intensive,Dodge Painting Gallery, KCAI; End of Semester, Exhibition Dodge Painting Gallery, KCAI (2015).


Nascosti alla luce del sole


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