Landmark Accomplishments
Lead Lecturer of Academic Drawing Polimoda Institute of Fashion, Florence, 2021-Present
First African-American to graduate Florence Academy of Art, 2021
To The Last Page” Thelonious Stokes solo show, United Talent Agency, Atlanta, 01/2023
Kavi Gupta “SKIN + MASKS” A group exhibition curated by Vic Mensa 6/2022, extended into Chicago Art Expo, 4/2023
Viewing of ” A Postmodern Portrait of Emmett and Louis Till” in Theaster Gates Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago, 03/2022
“Shattered Glass” curated by Melahn Frierson and AJ Girard, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery for Artbasel; Miami, 12/2021
Studio Assistant ; Theaster Gates Studios ; Chicago, IL, 10/2016 – 9/2017

Press Links

“Thelonious Stokes and Chance the Rapper Bring the South Side to Ghana”, Meka Boyle, Interview Magazine 02/2023

“ ‘Blackwashing’ figures from the Bible in his magnetic and macabre work, Thelonious Stokes is the Florence-based artist tweaking the old masters’ noses to illuminate ‘the gentle truth that’s inside all of us’ by Elisha Tawe, Dazed magazine, 03/2023.  

“Florence’s contemporary renaissance” by Nick Hackworth, Art Basel Magazine (07/2023)

“Thelonious Stokes”  by Pape Omar Diouf, Patta Milano Magazine (10/2023)

“An introduction by Thelonious Stokes” by Citizen (12/2023)

“Blood in the Leaves and a Profound Love” by Lara Oztoprak, Artfulliving (01/2024)