MFA Merit Scholarship SAIC. BFA Printmaking Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Phila. Pa. Founder and Master Printer at Hummingbird Press Editions Thomas has published such artists as Kerry Marshall, William Conger, Richard Hunt, Willie Cole and Barbara Jones-Hogu, Jean Matulka and Candida Alverez. He as taught at Tyler School of Art, The School of the Art Institute Chicago., Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, , Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, Ox bow and is currently Assistant Professor at Chicago State University. Solo and group exhibititions at Chicago State University, South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, Elmhurst College, N’Namdi Contemporary, Miami, Museum of Greater Lafayette at Purdue, IN. Skopelos Greece, Isreal and Morelia Mexico.. Gallery repesentation by N’Namdi Contemporary Miami-Detroit.
Thomas Lucas, Chicago, IL, When We Collide Serigraph
Artists may be receivers of cultural input who reinterpret that input to create new contexts for it. When successful, the view is moved in some way—positively or negatively—to think, feel, act or simply become opened up to something new.
I am concerned with the formal organization of pictorial space: the interrelationships of line, shape, color value, texture and space, developed in a manner that gives my work both an analytical and an emotional quality. I am also interested in duality: rational and intuitive, urban and rural, planar and spatial, hot and cold, dull and shiny, abstract and concrete, mechanical and natural.