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Jesse Thomas received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003. Prior to that he studied at Parsons School of Design and School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The domestic scenes he paints are arenas for exploring the arc of western thought and pictorial expression. Light, space, color are counterpoints to his narratives, and he balances story with a spontaneous application of paint to create what he calls tension between surface quality and depth.
Since completing his studies, Thomas has taught painting and drawing at several local colleges. His own work is included in the private collections of Olin Corporation and Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans, among others.