“I believe that just as a song suspends the written word, rhythm moves the body, and melody maps the rise and fall of the human spirit, paintings hold and transmit the most fleeting sensations of life—thought, emotion, memory, touch and light.”Matt Phillips2020
Matt Phillips was born in 1979 in Roanoke, Virginia. He received his BA in Art and Art History from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA and his MFA in Painting from Boston University (2001, 2007). His recent solo exhibitions include Direktorenhaus Museum, Berlin, Germany; One River School, Englewood, NJ; Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy; Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY (two-person), Devening Projects, Chicago, IL and Steven Harvey, New York, NY. Group exhibitions include Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY; Scotty Enterprises, Berlin, Germany; Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR; Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA and Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. He has been an artist-in-residence at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. Phillips currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and is an assistant professor of fine art at the Fashion Institute of Technology.