The Ghost masterfully narrates stories of adversity and strength in her visual work. She has refused to be defined by aesthetic dogmas and is creating art on her own terms. Through her work, The Ghost has created characters (often defined as warriors) that symbolize strength and resilience in response to social issues affecting the present world. Irony skillfully soften her message and invites the viewer to enjoy and reflect on her art.
While art has always been part of Patti’s life, her artist persona “The Ghost” was born on March 4th 2021. The Ghost is a Gemini, meaning she reflects many of her creator qualities: earth, femininity, polarity, focus, and strength. This alter ego has allowed Patti to express her work free of gender, race, age, or social status. In a short period of time she has achieved a clear point of view that has been recognized and celebrated by museums, art galleries and collectors.
Outside of her artistry, Patti Thomas is an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, a wife and a mother. In collaboration with her husband, Buffalo Bills Hall of Famer Thurman Thomas, she helped create the Thurman Thomas Family Foundation (TTFF) and supports various Western New York causes.
The mission of the TTFF is to make a difference through programs that support education, health and wellness while being committed to diversity and inclusion for all of those in need in our local community. Their work has helped many within the borders of our community.
Patti Thomas in collaboration with some of the Buffalo Bills fans, recently completed the mural “Choose Love” honoring the ten victims who were killed at the Tops on Jefferson Avenue May 14th 2022.
The Ghost’s work continues to evolve in every facet of her life and at BAM! we are thrilled to be part of her ascension. The Ghost has been exhibited at art Galleries in Buffalo, New York City, Palm Beach, and Miami. In the first year of her career, she had solo shows at the Burchfield Penney Art Center (BPAC), and The Buffalo Club. She was also exhibited at the prestigious Art Miami and Palm Beach Modern and Contemporary.