SELECTED PRESS

2019

Hyperallergic - “San Francisco Will Raise Maya Angelou Sculpture,” by Zachary Small, August 5, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle - Statue of Maya Angelou comes into sharp relief as SF diversifies public art,” by Heather Knight, July 21, 2019
Strange Fire Collective - “Q&A: Lava Thomas,” by Zora J. Murff, March 21, 2019
Artforum - “Lava Thomas: Rena Bransten Gallery,” by Ara Osterweil, January 2019, Vol. 57, No. 5

2018

San Francisco Chronicle - “Year in review: big changes in the visual arts world,” by Charles Desmarais, December 17, 2018
SquareClinder - Best of 2018,” by David M. Roth, December 22, 2018
Daily Bruin - Exhibit explores optimism, beauty amid political climate,” by Alissa Evans, November 20, 2018
San Francisco Chronicle - When Homemakers Became Heroes: Lava Thomas Drawings at Rena Bransten,” by Charles Desmarais, October 4, 2018
San Francisco Chronicle - At galleries and at Trails Forever, stories—and nature—shared,” by Leah Garchik, October 3, 2018
SquareCylinder - Lava Thomas @ Rena Bransten,” by Mark von Proyen, September 28, 2018
KQED Arts - At Rena Bransten Gallery, Lava Thomas’ ‘Mugshots’ Are Drawn Out of History,” by Roula Seikaly, September 20, 2018
San Francisco Chronicle - “An Uncertain Approach to Political Art at di Rosa,” by Charles Desmarais, August 18, 2018
San Francisco Chronicle -Whats up in SF Museums and Galleries this Fall,” by Charles Desmarais, August 22, 2018
KQED Arts - Part Two of di Rosa’s ‘Be Not Still’ a Lesson in the Importance of Being Earnest” by Gretchen Giles, June 28, 2018
East Bay Times - Walnut Creek: African-American art show opens at Bedford Gallery,” by Lou Fancher, April 13, 2018
Nashville Scene - Two Shows at Zeitgeist Gallery Explore the Power of the Feminine,” by Laura Hutson, January 25, 2018

2017

Jewish News of Northern California - “Remember the Sabbath: 57 artists respond in imaginative exhibit,” by Miller, Robert Nagler, November 19, 2017 | PDF

2016

San Francisco Chronicle -  “In America's campaign, the pounding beat goes on, by Leah Garchick, September 15, 2016
SquareCylinder -These American Lives at Rena Bransten,” by David M. Roth, April 27, 2016

2015

San Francisco Chronicle - “Lava Thomas' art with mirrors helps viewers reflect,” by Jessica Zack, July 31, 2015 | PDF
San Francisco Chronicle - “At Saturday's opening of Lava Thomas' "Looking Back and Seeing Now," by Leah Garchik, July 15, 2015
East Bay Express - Lava Thomas' Tambourine Dream,” by Sarah Burke, July 15, 2015 | PDF

2014

San Francisco Chronicle, “MoAD cuts the ribbon and welcomes art lovers to reimagined space,” by Leah Garchik, December 4, 2014 | PDF
San Francisco Chronicle, “MoAD reopens with big changes and plans,” by Steven Winn, December 1, 2014 | PDF
San Francisco Examiner, M.O.A.D Presents Works From Lava Thomas,” SF Examiner, November 30, 2014 | PDF
San Francisco Chronicle, “Lava Thomas' art rooted in biography,” by Steven Winn, November 29, 2014 | PDF