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BA Thomas creates paintings exploring the relationship between space, time, and the human experience. While predominantly an oil painter, her artistic practice also envelops aspects of writing, drawing, and collage. She questions traditional social constructs of spaces, the behavioral choices inferred from movement or objects, the meaning behind possessions, and ultimately, what humans leave behind.
She graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with degrees in both studio art and psychology, and she also studied at the American University of Rome. Pairing her artistic practice with psychology enabled her to find connections between the two fields, and her interest later expanded into other scientific disciplines.
BA is a 2021 fellow at the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency and attended No Boundaries International Art Colony in 2019.
Thomas recently held her first international, solo exhibition in Spain, in addition to three solo exhibitions and various group shows in her home state of North Carolina.
Her work is held in the public collections of the Department of Art and Art History and the Campus Life Collection at UNCW.