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Virtual | NoCal Artist Talk with Lava Thomas

August 19, 2021 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Lava Thomas in her studio
10am PT

ArtTable’s Northern California Chapter is very pleased to present an Artist Talk with Lava Thomas. Thomas tackles issues of race, gender, representation and memorialization through a multidisciplinary practice that spans drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, and site-specific installations. Drawing from her family’s Southern roots, current socio-political events, intersectional feminism and African American protest and devotional traditions, Thomas’s practice centers ideas that amplify visibility, healing, and empowerment in the face of erasure, trauma and oppression.

This program is free and open to members of ArtTable’s Northern California Chapter only. Members may bring one additional guest.

How to take part:

  1. Click here to Register for this program.
  2. Following registration you will receive call-in information in the form of a Zoom link.
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Lava Thomas with 2 artworksAbout Lava Thomas

A deeply resonating voice in contemporary art, Lava Thomas’s work is included in the National Portrait Gallery’s triennial exhibition, The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today. Her work has been exhibited in various institutions including the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., the International Print Center, New York, NY; the Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA; the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA; and the California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the United States Consulate General in Johannesburg, South Africa; the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY; the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA; the M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA and the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA.


Thank you to ArtTable Northern California Chapter Leadership for organizing this program.


  1. Lava Thomas in her studio


August 19, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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