Matt Phillips is a Brooklyn-based painter, a fellow of the Mac Dowell Colony, Yaddo, and AIR Serenbe, and a professor of art at FIT in New York City.

In the recent interview "The Spacetime of Fine Art", for Nautilus, the artist spoke about his work:
"In my own paintings, I try to hold and release time for the viewer. Many of my works have no preconceived image or preliminary drawings. Instead, I just begin working directly on a canvas.Then by adjusting the composition, revising color, painting over, and course correcting, a painting begins to tighten its orbit around a subject. This process mirrors music composition, in which disparate notes are found, revised, and placed into sequence until they create tension and resonance". 

Solo, Two-Person, & Three-Person Exhibitions


  • Kentish Town Pictures, The Fores Project, London, England 

  • Remain in Light, The Landing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


  • Closer to Song, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA   


  • Matt Phillips: The Invisible Line, Palazzo Contini Martini, Mezzocorona, Italy      


  • Yevgeniya Baras, John Dilg, and Matt Phillips, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY

  • Matt Phillips: Works on Paper, Direktorenhaus Museum, Berlin, Germany


  • Almost Back to Normal, One River Gallery, Englewood, NJ

  • Piano, piano,Studio d’Arte Raffaelli, Trento, Italy

  • About Looking:Matt Phillips & Travis Fairclough, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY        


  • Yard Sale, Devening Projects, Chicago, IL    

  • Comfort Inn, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY        


  • Staring At The Sun With A Penny In My Pocket, University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME.


  • Matt Phillips: Small Paintings, Kate Alkarni Gallery, Seattle, WA

  • Both, and: Recent Paintings by Matt Phillips (Curated by John Stomberg), Branch Gallery, North Adams, MA

  • this, and then, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY       


  • Out Through The In Door, Cerasoli Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • Meghan Brady, Andy Ness, & Matt Phillips: New Works on Paper , Ganser Gallery, Millersville University, Millersville, PA


  • The Sun Machine is Coming Down, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC

Selected Group Exhibitions


  • The Landing Gallery, NADA, Miami

  • Abstract, Room 57, New York, NY

  • Unearthed by J.C., Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL

  • Surfaces, Nino Mier, Los Angeles, CA

  • Arte Fiera Bologna, Bologna, Italy (Studio d’Arte Raffaelli)


  • Look Again: A Survey of Contemporary Painting, Hollis Taggart, Southport, CT


  • Fall Group Show, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

  • Studio Visit: New Works by Six Painters, University of Maine Museum Of Art, Bangor, ME

  • Summer Selections, Hollis Taggart, NY, NY

  • Summer Show, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

  • Yard, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, NY,NY

  • Highlight Highline, Hollis Taggart, NY, NY

  • Group Show, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

  • Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town, South Africa (Studio d’Arte Raffaelli)


  • Arte Verona, Verona, Italy (Studio d’Arte Raffaelli)

  • Highlight Chelsea, Hollis Taggart, NY, NY

  • Won’t Lovers Revolt Now, Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA

  • Searching for Spring, Stone House Projects, Lower Hudson Valley, NY

  • NADA Fair, NY, NY (Steven Harvey Projects)

  • The Rag Trade, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, NY, NY

  • Arte Fiera, Bologna, Italy (Studio d’Arte Raffaelli)


  • Arte Verona, Verona, Itay (Studio d’Arte Raffaelli)

  • Points of Entry, Scotty Enterprises, Berlin, Germany

  • When Y was Thus Released: Kyle Breitenbach, Matthew Fisher, Michele Hemsoth, & Matt Phillips, Ampersand Gallery, Portland, OR

  • Group Show, Werkartz, Los Angeles, CA

  • Say Yes (Curated by Kimia Ferdowsi Kline), Wayne State University, Detroit MI

  • 20 x 16 (Curated by Geoffery Young), Morgan Lehman, NY, NY

  • Drawings (Maria Calandra, Clare Grill, Matt Phillips, & Mason Saltarrelli), The Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY

  • Art Herning, Herning, Denmark (With Charlotte Fogh Gallery)

  • Salami Salon (Curated by Robert Otto Epstein), 83 Meserole, Brooklyn, NY


  • Chronic Blooms, Geoffery Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

  • Hungry For Colour (Austin Eddy, Benjamin Edminston, & Matt Phillips), Charlotte Fogh Gallery, Aarhus, Denmark

  • The Tide is High (Curated by Michael Levinson, Chris Joy, and Jeffrey Mueller), Colonel’s Row, Govenor’s Island, NYC

  • Fabulous You, TSA NY, Brooklyn NY    

  • Summerzcool, David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX

  • Super Sketchy (Curated by Alleyoop Projects), DCTV, New York, NY

  • Rational Curves: Joy Curtis, Ryan DaWalt, & Matt Phillips (Curated by Robert Epstein), Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY

  • You, Yes, You (Curated by Meghan Brady), Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME

  • Only Lovers, Le Coeur, Paris, France


  • I Can’t Wait to Get Off Work (Curated by Austin Eddy), Bannerette, Brooklyn, NY

  • Small Works, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast, ME

  • Printer’s Proof : 30 Years at Wingate Studio, Boston University Stone Gallery, Boston, MA

  • Market Art + Design Fair, Bridgehampton, NY (with Steven Harvey Projects)

  • Let’s Go Away For Awhile (Curated by Erik den Breejen and Maria Louisa Calandra), One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY

  • Living Threads, New York Studio School, NY, NY

  • Alumni Exhibit, Hampshire College Gallery, Amherst, MA

  • B Sides (Curated by Steven Gavino), Third Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Baltimore Contemporary Print Fair, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

  • JustMad Art Fair, Madrid, Spain


  • Miami Project Art Fair, Miami, FLA (with Steven Harvey Projects)

  • Clouds are Our Mountains (Curated by Austin Thomas and Steven Harvey), The Jade, Miami, FLA

  • Back to the Future, Life on Mars, Brooklyn, NY

  • EAB Fair, New York, NY (with Wingate Studio)

  • Diamonds and Doughnuts, Geoffery Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

  • To Tiger With Love, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

  • The Jam 3.0 (Group Exhibit with Site-Specific Mural created and executed with Andrea Bergart), Steven Harvey Projects, New York, NY

  • The Jam 2 (Group Exhibit with Site-Specific Mural created and executed with Andrea Bergart) Curated by Joan Backes, New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA

  • Second Sight (Sean Green, Matt Phillips, and Russell Tyler), Catalogue essay by Geoffrey Young, Brian Morris Gallery, NY, NY

  •  Mix Tape (Curated by Sophia Alexandrov and Todd Bienvenu), Centotto, Brooklyn, NY

  • Legend Anew (Curated by Paul D’Agostino), Third Ward Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • Select Fair, New York, NY (with Wingate Studios) 
    Group Show (A Woodpoint and Kingsland Production), DeBuck Gallery, New York, NY

  • Projector 237 (Peter Acheson, Lester Johnson, Kurt Knobelsdorf, Lauren Luloff, Sangram Majumdar, and Matt Philips), Steven Harvey Projects, New York, NY


  • Flat Files: Year One, TSA New York, Brooklyn, NY  

  • Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1, Industry City, Brooklyn, NY

  • Above the Surface, Below the Surface: Prints by Wingate Studios, Washington Art Association, Washington Depot, CT

  • Summer Group Show, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY

  • Love at Home, Kate Alkarni Gallery, Seattle, WA

  • Dooroomwindow, Pulse Fair, NYC with Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

  • Artist Series Project with Woodpoint and Kingsland, Artware Editions, New York, NY

  • Correspondence I, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Philadelphia, PA

  • Folk Appeal (Curated by Sean Gallery), Mingo Gallery, Beverly, MA

  • Editions Artists’ Books Fair, New York, NY (With Wingate Studio) 


  • Fresh Prints, Feinberg Projects, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Against the Grain (Benefit Show curated by Amir Fallah), Mark Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • The Jam, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY

  • The Irreconcilable (with Jennifer Abessira, Avner Ben Gal, Matt Phillips, Tal R, Jonas Wood, and Guy Yanai), The Spaceship at Ha Yarkon 70, Tel Aviv, Israel

  • Meta-Decorative, Scope Art Fair, New York, NY (with Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects)

  • Faculty Show, Mt. Holyoke College Museum, South Hadley, MA


  • Collage (Curated by Klaus Postler), Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

  • Printmaking!, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Long Beach, NJ

  • Mix and Match, Atelier 030202, Bucharest, Romania

  • Printmaking! (Curated by Sarah Suzuki and Emi Eu), The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA

  • Get on the Block (Curated by Lauren van Haaften-Schick), Camel Arts Space, Brooklyn, NY

  • Fist City: EJ Hauser, Logan Grider, Matt Phillips, and Nathlie Provosty, Fowler Arts Collective, Brooklyn, NY

  • Invitational Exhibit, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA


  • Keep the Home Fires Burning, Fowler Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • Pictured Thoughts (Curated by Sean Greene), University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA

  • Good to Pull, Eli Marsh Gallery, Amherst College, Amherst MA

  • Block Party, Space Gallery, Portland, ME

  • 40th Anniversary Alumni Exhibition, Hampshire College Art Gallery, Amherst, MA

  • Reunited, Denise Bibro Fine Art, NY, NY.


  • Printer’s Proof: Selections from the Wingate Studio Archive, Rhodes Art Center Gallery, Gill, MA

  • Faculty Show, Hampshire College Art Gallery, Amherst, MA

  • Cadaver Corpse, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

  • Out of Sight, Wunderarts, Amherst, MA

  • 1000 Days, Scion Installation LA, Los Angeles, CA  

  • Cadaver Corpse, Golden Age, Chicago, IL

  • Old School, Jack the Pelican, Williamsburg, NY

  • Sound & Vision: Circuit, Tube, and Prism (Curated by Gideon Bok), Space Gallery, Portland, ME


  • Redux Benefit Auction, The Art Institute of Charleston, Charleston, SC

  • Gangbusters, Plane Space Gallery, New York, NY

  • Transit Antenna Big Tent Revival Auction, Redux Art Center, Charleston, SC


  • Faculty Show, Hampshire College Art Gallery, Amherst, MA

  • Petra Projects Presents Matt Phillips and Eliza Stamps, Petra Projects at Mehr Gallery, New York, NY

  • Boston Young Contemporaries, Boston University 808 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA

  • MFA Thesis Exhibition, Boston University 808 Commonwealth Gallery, Boston, MA

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Refuge, 2017

41 x 51 cm

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Shio, 2017

61 x 76 cm

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Untitled, 2017

41 x 51 cm


Events, Posted on 18/09/2019


by Cellar Contemporary

Domenica 22 settembre, alle 10:30, vi porteremo alla scoperta della mostra personale di Matt Phillips, "La linea invisibile" e del suggestivo Palazzo Conti Martini di Mezzocorona, che la ospita.

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Events, Posted on 10/02/2019



From February 14th to 17th Cellar Contemporary will join Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2019, the main contemporary art fair of Africa

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