Patrick Thomas (1965, Liverpool, UK) is a graphic artist, author and educator based in Berlin. He studied a BA (Hons.) degree at Central Saint Martins School of Art & Design, graduating with a first in 1987. From 1987–89 he studied an MA degree in at the Royal College of Art. In 1991 he relocated to Barcelona where he founded studio laVista in 1997.
In 2008 Thomas set up a silkscreen press at the studio and since then has exhibited his limited-edition prints—of which he has published in excess of 150 editions—across five continents where many are now held in private and public collections.
In 2005 Patrick Thomas published ‘Black & White’ a compilation of his work for the international press, which has been described as a seminal publication in the field of illustration. The same year he stopped taking on commercial work. In 2011 Laurence King, London, published his second publication ‘Protest Stencil Toolkit’. He is currently working on the follow-up.
In 2016 he set up his second silkscreen press in Berlin and works between there, Barcelona, London and Stuttgart. Since October 2013 he is a professor at Staatlichen Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart. He is a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale.
Recent solo and collective exhibitions include: Siemens Sanat Contemporary Art Centre, Istanbul, Turkey; Stiftung Haus der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany; Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen, China; Cezayir Firuzağa Mah, Istanbul, Turkey; School of Visual Arts, New York, USA; Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Gallery 7, The New York Times, New York, USA; Santralistanbul Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Turkey; The Narrows Gallery, Melbourne, Australia; Nelly Duff Gallery, London, UK; Hang Up Gallery, London, UK; Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland; La Triennale di Milano, Italy; Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, Spain; Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Spain; The Ginza Graphic Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Magma, London, UK; The Payne Gallery, Pennsylvania, USA; The International Center of Photography, New York City, USA; Plataforma Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil.
All pictures on this page: Courtesy of the artist