Brad Thomas is a native of Mount Airy, NC, the factual town on which Andy Griffith’s fictional Mayberry was based. He is a graduate of UNC Charlotte’s Department of Art + Art History. In spring 2015 he was honored with the department’s inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award.
Brad has over 25 years experience as a professional artist, curator, and administrator. He has served on the Arts & Science Council’s Public Art Commission and has had the honor of working alongside dedicated arts professionals and educators at Davidson College, The Mint Museum, and McColl Center for Art + Innovation to promote contemporary art and the artists who make it.
As a visual artist, his commissioned works have been featured at the North Carolina Museum of Art, The Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art, and The Craft Museum of Finland. His works are held in numerous private and public collections including the Mint Museum, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Brad recently relocated to the Twin Cities with his family and in the process, has established Thomas Contemporary at historic Vandalia Tower to support his studio, curatorial, and art collections advisory practice. The artist projects space will periodically feature installations by emerging and established artists, as well as commissioned limited editions.
Thomas Contemporary provides a platform for the presentation of new work by guest artists, future curatorial collaborations, and workshops. For full CV, pricing on available work, or to schedule a visit, please contact us.