Kit Thomas is a contemporary, mixed media painter. She currently resides in her hometown of Akwesasne, NY and is a member of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. She has been away from her reservation for almost 2 decades.
Her artistic process began as a child during frequent excursions to New York City, a contrast to the Adirondacks Mountains of upstate NY. Her art is characterized by vibrant colors, her American Indian roots, urban influences, contrasting shapes and bold composition. "It is almost as though gravity and all the rules of physics and perspective have been suspended in the world on the end of Kit's brush". [Online Etsy Interview]
She has shown her work in Roanoke, Virginia and Charlotte, NC participating in solo and group exhibitions such as Culture Initiative's 2010 "Cake + 2" & "Contrast". "Skywoman" at The Native North American Traveling College (Cornwall, Ontario) "Wampum Visions".
Kit has been featured in Native Max Magazine and a book "Dreaming In Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices". She was a guest speaker at Akwesasne's Safe Zone "Day of Visibility". Also, Kit was also nominated for a 2015 Akwesasne Business Excellence Awards.Current exhibits: "For the Love of Artists" & "March Madness Community Art" at The Rota Gallery, Plattsburgh, NY.
"New Year Art" at the Native North American Traveling College, Ontario, Canada.