Lava Thomas is a native of Los Angeles, California. Her varied artistic practice includes drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and installations. Her work has been exhibited at the International Print Center in NY, the Betty Rymer Gallery at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, the Riverside Art Museum, Paulson Bott Press, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, Colorado, Wight Gallery at UCLA, the San Francisco Art Commission Gallery, Nathan Larramendy Gallery and the San Jose Institute for Contemporary Art. Thomas was a Djerassi Resident Artists Program Fellow. She is on the Board of Trustees of the Djerassi Residents Artists Program and the Alliance of Artists Communities. Thomas was educated at UCLA’s School of Art Practice and California College of the Arts, where she received her BFA.