Hank Willis Thomas Biography

Hank Willis Thomas is a photo conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history and popular culture. He received a BFA in Photography and Africana studies from New York University and his MFA/MA in Photography and Visual Criticism from the California College of Arts. Thomas’ monograph, Pitch Blackness, was published by Aperture in 2008. He has exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad including, Galerie Anne De Villepoix in Paris, Annarumma 404 in Milan, the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, among others. Thomas’ work is in numerous public collections including The Museum of Modern Art New York, The Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The High Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

His collaborative projects have been featured at the Sundance Film Festival and installed publicly at the Oakland International Airport, The Birmingham International Airport, The Oakland Museum of California and the University of California, San Francisco. Recent notable exhibitions include Hank Willis Thomas at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Strange Fruit at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Picture Windows: Hank Willis Thomas in collaboration with Sanford Biggers at the International Center for Photography, and the Istanbul Biennial. Thomas is represented by Jack Shainman Gallery in New York City and Goodman Gallery in South Africa.

In 2019, Thomas unveiled his permanent work "Unity" in Brooklyn, NY. In 2017, “Love Over Rules” permanent neon was unveiled in San Francisco, CA and “All Power to All People” in Opa Locka, FL.

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All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Hank Willis Thomas for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Hank Willis Thomas for your next private or corporate function.

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All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Hank Willis Thomas or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Hank Willis Thomas or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Hank Willis Thomas is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Art, Black Heritage and Diversity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Hank Willis Thomas for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Hank Willis Thomas generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dread Scott, Akwaeke Emezi and Alexa Meade. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Hank Willis Thomas for an upcoming event.

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How to book Hank Willis Thomas?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Hank Willis Thomas for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Hank Willis Thomas, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Hank Willis Thomas or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Hank Willis Thomas?

Booking fees for Hank Willis Thomas, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Hank Willis Thomas, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Hank Willis Thomas?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Hank Willis Thomas for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Hank Willis Thomas for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Hank Willis Thomas or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Hank Willis Thomas or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Hank Willis Thomas is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Art, Black Heritage and Diversity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Hank Willis Thomas for live events is $20,000 - $30,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Hank Willis Thomas generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dread Scott, Akwaeke Emezi and Alexa Meade. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Hank Willis Thomas for an upcoming event.

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