Thomas is an American artist based in New York City. His approach to lighting design stems from years of investigative work with light, treating it as both a sculptural medium and a facet of stage design. His interest in light as an artistic medium was spurred by a desire to distill his fascination of the visual world to its essence. Over time he developed and inevitably learned to see light in new ways, playing with its perceptual qualities, using it as a tool to activate, bend, and manipulate space. His early works drew inspiration from artist he championed such as James Turrell and Robert Irwin. From these beginnings, engaging with performance was a natural progression. He has always had an interest in time, spatial relationships and kinesthesia. The marriage of his optical research in sculpture and the temporal nature of the stage make for a unique vehicle to explore and express these interest.

Selected design credits includes works with; Wally Cardona, Steve Cosson/The Civilians, Annie Dorsen, DD Dorvillier/human future dance corps, Daniel Fish, Beth Gill, Trajal Harrell, Jennifer Lacey, Noémie Lafrance/Sens Production, Ong Keng Sen/TheatreWorks Singapore and Jay Scheib/NYCO. Thomas is also a recipient of a 2009 Kevin Kline Award for Outstanding Lighting Design, The Little Dog Laughed, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis as well as a 2007 Bessie Design Award, Nottthing Is Importanttt, DD Dorvillier/human future dance corps. He received his education at Bennington College and Yale School of Drama.