Chiffon Thomas

“Like many artist's, my practice is in constant flux and forever evolving.  Currently my work investigates how to portray an impossible body.  I use the body as subject to visually represent concepts relating to existence, emotionality, vulnerability, conflict and mortality. I’m constantly thinking about the ways in which subcultures are created in a post colonial world and giving insight on the interiority of an individual and their family structures.”


Chiffon Thomas was born in 1991 in Chicago, IL. Thomas is an interdisciplinary artist working often in hand embroidery and found materials Thomas completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Art Education from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2014. Thomas begin their career as an educator, teaching in Chicago Public School from the years 2014-2017. Thomas is currently pursing an MFA at Yale University and graduates in the spring of 2020. Thomas has participated in artist and residence programs such as Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2018 has been apart of varying showings around Chicago, New York, and has a upcoming solo exhibition at Kohn Gallery, LA in the fall of 2020.Type your paragraph here.