Hi, I’m BA Thomas.
I currently work out of my home in downtown Indianapolis, IN. I graduated in 2015 from a small liberal arts school called Covenant College in Chattanooga, Tennessee and shortly after, I began an internship at the arts-focused Harrison Center here in Indy. I’ve worked a few part-time jobs over the last 6 years, but have continuously kept my art practice as the main focus of my career, periodically holding studios at the Harrison Center and 201 Studios through November of
I’m an independent artist who loves referencing pop culture, symbolism, and other artworks and artists throughout history in my work, connecting people to their deepest emotions by tapping into the archive of images we all have in our heads. I create from my own experience, inviting you to explore and figure out how your own experience fits in. Through topics like biblical womanhood, sexual assault, mental health, and assumed gender roles, I aim to spark curiosity with determination, symbolism, and a bit of cheekiness 😉 I do a lot of research, both visual and intellectual, using it to confront my viewer, revealing their vulnerabilities through my own.