Thomas Wojak is a master printer and artist. He founded The W.O.R.K.S, a screenprinting studio, in 1972 in San Francisco. The studio specializes in limited-edition pieces for local, national, and international artists, and it works extensively with the Bay Area design community.
Over the years, Thomas's prints have been honored by the San Francisco Art Directors Guild and the New York Art Directors Association. His projects have included editions for the estate of Jerry Garcia; prints and mixed-media pieces for artists such as Carrie Mae Weems, Mayumi Oda, Larry Sultan, Steve Wolfe, Nance O'Banion, and Charles Hobson; and ongoing work with a group of Berlin painters.
The graphic elements for Francis Ford Coppola's winery and movie museum in the Napa Valley, as well as screenprinted pieces for the Alcatraz Island renovations, are also among his recent projects.
Thomas's own print and mixed-media pieces deal with, as he says, creating a present from fragments of the past. They are in numerous private collections and have been exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally. In 2006 Thomas completed a major commission for the McCole Medical Group in Pinole, California. He will be curating the exhibition Paper Cuts, a presentation of outstanding works on paper by Bay Area MFA students, for the third time in September 2007 at Fetterly Gallery in Vallejo, California.
Thomas relocated his studio and home to historic downtown Vallejo in 2002, and in 2004 he was awarded certificates of recognition from the California state assembly and senate acknowledging his work in helping revitalize that area. The mayor and city council appointed him to the Percent for Art Advisory Group in 2006, where he helps craft guidelines for establishing a public art program for the city.
Thomas has taught extensively at Kala Art Institute in Berkeley. He also has taught at Penland School of Crafts, North Carolina, and the Mendocino Art Center, California.