Becca Thomas is a queer, autistic, sick & disabled interdisciplinary artist based in Chicago. Through the medium of fiber in combination with other methods such as video, performance, photography, and sound, they navigate channels to explore identity and unsettle oppressive, hegemonic societal norms.
Their practice is a celebratory reclamation of their sick body and neurodivergent mind, which fall under intense medical and societal scrutiny. They employ the somatic experience of fiber as a means of nervous system regulation and sensory exploration. Their work is founded on the tenants of radical access, care, and interdependence through the lens of disability justice.
Becca earned their MFA in Fiber and Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and their BFA from Indiana University.
Image: Becca Thomas, rethink reality, search for the self, 2019, site adjusted installation: cotton, polyester, synthetic dye, found fabric, thread, silkscreen ink, poly-fil, foam, paint, spray paint, crt-tv, HD video, sound, lavender rice, dimensions variable