About Me




Naimah’s work includes digital illustrations, as well as works on paper, canvas and bristol using acrylic, pen/ink and watercolor. She has exhibited in a host of shows including Celebrate Black Hair (2020) at North Liberty Community Library in Iowa; at the Black Music Therapist Network Conference in 2018 and 2019; and Plus Gallery in Chicago, among others. Most recently, Naimah’s work was featured in a collaboration between La Colombe and ACLU, where her works were featured on various products with a portion of proceeds 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 oversaught the design 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 have created work responding to recent Black Lives Matter protests, specifically Brianna Taylor and Regis Korchinski-Paquet. Naimah is member of For the People Artists Collective, a radical squad of Black and Brown LGBTQIA artists. ​Using artivism to uplifts and projects struggle, resistance, liberation, and survival within and for our marginalized communities and movements in our city and our world.

Naimah is a recent summer 2020 graduate of Sunshine Enterprises 12 - week Community Business Academy for artists and makers. Sunshine Enterprises mission is to empower high-potential entrepreneurs living in under-resourced neighborhoods, to grow their business and transform their communities. In summer 2019 Naimah completed her 1st artist residency program, at Build Coffee. The Build Coffee Meal-Based Residency Program is a four-month gallery show and artist residency. The aim of this residency is to nourish and sustain local art and artists—we hope you will get to know the shop and its constituents, eat at our tables, and leverage the resources of the broader Experimental Station community. In addition to her art and art therapy practice, I've had the opportunity to facilitated workshop in the Chicago area on a range of topics including art therapy, incarceration and self-care.  
Email me : info@naimahthomasart.com 

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Digital Illustrations

Black Joy Matters 2020

Without Community... 2020

Holding Space 2020

Say No to Others... 2020

Create Protest: Without Community 2020

Trust Black Women 2020

Tangerine Poppies 2020

Radical Healing  2020

Gingko Healing Vibes 2020

Melanin Red Moon Rising 2020

Melanin Rising 2018

Melanin Blues 2018

Acrylic and Watercolor 

Overthinking 2019
(SOLD)

Alcohol Ink on Yupo

Fiery Coiffure 2020

Alcohol Ink on Yupo

The Kinky Collective 2020 (SOLD)

Alcohol Ink on Yupo

Vibrations + Self Care = Resistance  2019 (SOLD)

 Acrylic on Poster board 

Freedom + Self Care = Resistance 2019

Acrylic on Poster board 

Dreamflower 2019 - Alcohol Ink on Yupo

Alcohol Ink on Yupo