Phillip Thomas - Red Carpet 2 - 7’ x 4.5’ - Oil on CanvasPhillip Thomas - Red Carpet 1 - 7’ x 4.5’ - Oil on CanvasPhillip Thomas - Bathtub - 7’ x 8’ - Oil on Canvas

Phillip Mark Anthony Thomas

Phillip Thomas was born in Kingston Jamaica in 1980, and received his Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in 2003 from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, where he was awarded the Albert Huie Prize for painting at the end of his studies. Thomas has participated in several group shows, including the "under-40 artist of the year" show, at which he received the Public Award, and the 2008 Jamaica National Biennale where he was given the Aaron Matalon award. He has also exhibited in the wider Caribbean. Thomas was granted two major educational scholarships (a Chase Fund grant and a grant from the Cobb Family Foundation) both towards a further degree in art. He has since graduated from the New York Academy of Art with an MFA in painting and is currently completing a fellowship received upon completion of his degree.