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Books Are Dead. Long Live Books!

SOCO Gallery artist Brad Thomas presents, “Books Are Dead. Long Live Books!” As a multi-media artist, Brad will trace the influence books and the history of book making, have had on his life and creative practice.


Brad Thomas is a native of Mont Airy, NC and a graduate of UNC Charlotte's Department of Art & Art History. In the spring of 2015 he was awarded 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 worked alongside dedicated arts professionals and educators at Davidson College, the Mint Museum, and the McColl Center for the Arts to promote contemporary art and the artists who make it.

As a visual artists, his commissioned works have been featured in 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. His last solo exhibition, "Hold These Truths", was at SOCO Gallery in January 2018.

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