Thomas F. James


Thomas F. James is a Washington, DC–born, Prince George’s County, Maryland–raised curator currently based in Baltimore. The focal aspect of his work is to communicate ideas through exhibitions focusing on storytelling. By approaching his curatorial practice as a narrator, he emphasizes the cultural backgrounds and nuances within artists’ work. This is done in the hopes to provide viewers with more context, and a holistic scope of what artists are presenting. He finds storytelling imperative to communicating grander concepts that create approachable, intellectual conversations.

From 2018–2022 James ran two galleries in Baltimore: Creative Alliance and Eubie Blake Cultural Center. He is now the Executive Director of the Last Resort Artist Retreat, as well as continuing his curatorial practice and serving on various boards and projects for different sectors of the arts ecosystem.