Artist, Art Educator
Hailing from Mississippi's capital city, Abreeza Thomas has always had a lifelong passion for art. From dancing to writing, playing music, and drawing, the interdisciplinary training she received left a profound mark, enabling her to pursue many creative endeavors through the years.
Thomas found her voice in college printmaking classes and fell in love with the medium. She graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a B.A. in Art as well as minors in Art History and French in 2018. After teaching art in a classroom for four years, she continued her journey south to join the Walter Anderson Museum of Art's team as the K-12 Programming Coordinator and Teaching Artist in the summer of 2022. While she loves sharing Anderson's legend and legacy with visitors, she also creates linocuts for the museum, such as the poster for the recent exhibition, Return to Oldfields.
Outside of the Museum, she continues to dabble across disciplines and maintains her own printmaking practice. Thomas's inspiration is rooted in her home-away-from-home, New Orleans, with its diverse architectural styles, histories, and nature's determination to reclaim what was once hers.