Born in Dyersburg, Tennessee, Bryan Keith Thomas received his Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1996. Thomas currently resides in Oakland, California, where he works as an Associate Professor at California College of the Arts, in San Francisco & Oakland CA.
Thomas received the “White House Honor” as guest of First Lady Laura Bush, for work with the Art in Embassies Program (Washington, DC.) His work has also been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally at Art Basel (Miami, Fl), Meridian Gallery (San Francisco, CA), the Joyce Gordon Gallery (Oakland, CA), Gallery Guichard (Chicago, IL), ArtJaz Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), E&S Gallery (Louisville, KY) the American Embassy (Dakar, Senegal), and the African American Historical & Cultural Museum – Fort Mason Center (San Francisco, CA) among others. His paintings are also included in several private collections across the United States.