Brad Thomas, aka Thomas Gleaner, is a native of Mount Airy, NC and a graduate of UNC Charlotte’s Department of Art + Art History. In spring 2015, he was awarded the department’s inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award. Brad has over 25 years of experience as a professional artist, curator, and arts administrator.
As a visual artist, his commissioned works have been featured at the North Carolina Museum of Art, The Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art, and The Craft Museum of Finland. His works are held in numerous private and public collections including the Mint Museum, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.