Hank Willis Thomas (born in 1976, Plainfield, New Jersey) is a US conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history, and popular culture.
Thomas holds a B.F.A. in Photography and Africana studies from New York University (1998) and an M.A./M.F.A. in Photography and Visual Criticism from the California College of the Arts (2004). In 2017, he received honorary doctorates from the Maryland Institute College of Art and the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.