Headshot credit Jairo Serna

EP.82 features Khalif Tahir Thompson. He is best recognized for his powerful work concentrated in portraiture and figuration. Incorporating painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, and paper-making into his practice, he explores notions of self through varied subjectivity concerning identity, race, iconography, as well as family, and relationships. Recently he graduated from Purchase College with his Bachelors in Fine arts degree and completed a fellowship at the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in NYC, the Vermont Studio Center, and The Jerome Emerging Artist Residency at The Anderson Center. He is currently represented by Black Art In America.

Artist Website https://khaliftthompson.wixsite.com/tahir

Black Art in America https://shopbaiaonline.com/collections/khalif-thompson-collection

FoundWork https://foundwork.art/artists/khaliftahirthompson

Sugarcane Magazine https://sugarcanemag.com/2020/04/artist-spotlight-khalif-tahir-thompson/

Kunstmatrix https://art.kunstmatrix.com/en/artwork/khalif-tahir-thompson/oh-heart

‘Kareem & The Boys’
Collage, Japanese paper, oil/stick, graphite on canvas
60 x 60 x 2.07 in.

‘The Last Rose of Summer’
Oil, Pastel, Raw silk, Leather, Suede, Handmade paper, Fabric, Denim, Newsprint on Canvas.
60 x 60 x 2 in.

‘Siesta On Lexington ‘
Oil, pastel, chalk, spray paint, foil, wax, fabric, leather, newsprint, stencil, stamp, handmade paper (abaca, cotton) on canvas.
66 x 78 x 2 in.