Naimah Thomas is a Chicago-based visual artist, art therapist, and licensed professional counselor, whose work explores the intersections of art and mental health, primarily in communities of color. Utilizing art to shift narratives around healing, mental health, and create spaces where exploration and re-imagination are valued. Her work is informed by her experience as a Black woman, survivor, and art therapist. She has worked with a range of people across the lifespan in community, correctional, and nonprofit settings.
Naimah’s work includes digital illustrations, as well as works on paper, canvas, and bristol using acrylic, pen/ink and watercolor.
Graphic Novel created in Collaboration with Mariame Kaba and Project Nia.
Most recently, Naimah’s work was featured in a collaboration between La Colombe and ACLU, benefiting Women entrepreneurs. In addition to working with the ACLU, Naimah was invited to collaborate with Mariame Kaba, the founder and director of Project Nia, Naimah provided the illustration and design layout of the recently released zine titled Plight of the Girl: The story of Dorothy Belle Young. In addition, her work was recently highlighted among a host of other artists who created work responding to recent Black Lives Matter protests.
Love how this print reminds me to be a better friend, family/community member and human — and I love how the colors pop! There was some trouble with the international delivery (Spain's mail system is notoriously awful) but Naimah was on it and sent me a replacement. Highly recommended!
Highly recommend supporting this incredible artist. Her work is beautiful, thoughtful and engaging. I displayed Naimah's art in my workplace and everyone has absolutely loved it!
This was absolutely one of my favorite pieces to select as a gift. I gave it to a dear friend building roots as a doula in Chicago and the response to the power of this beautiful mother was so affirming! I’m so glad I made this choice! This is the third item that I’ve purchased from Naimah! I’ll be back soon!
I absolutely love this sticker!
I just received my pieces from Naimah Thomas Art and they are even more gorgeous and colorful in person. I can't wait to order some frames to set them off and inspire my work on my office wall!
This sweatshirt is of a nice quality and very comfortable. Of course, the art and meaning behind it is impeccable! Love it!
I love my new art! It shines so beautifully!! Thank you!!