Art Department: Faculty
Prince Varughese Thomas is an artist who incorporates a variety of photographic, video and installation techniques into his artwork. He is a naturalized Indian-American citizen raised primarily in both India and the United States. The act of crossing borders, both physical and psychological, in no small part contributes to the content of his work. His work has been characterized as quiet poetic moments captured in a chaotic world.
Thomas’ work has been exhibited in more than 75 solo and group exhibitions at museums, galleries and alternative spaces including The Queens Museum in New York City; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Gallery of the National Library of Argentina; Bunker 8 in Beijing, China; Center for the Visual Arts, Toledo, Ohio; Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, Mo.; New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, N.J.; the Alternative Museum in New York City, the Light Factory, Charlotte, N.C.; and the Contemporary Museum, Atlanta, Ga.
Thomas received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington, and Master of Fine Arts in photography from
the University of Houston. He is currently an associate professor of art at Lamar University.
Prince V. Thomas’ art, “is an endearing marriage of high and low”. – New York Times, July 2008
Thomas’ video is, “a beautiful piece that feels cleansing to watch”. – Houston Chronicle, June 2009
On Joy, On Sorrow