Matt Philips è un artista americano che vive e lavora a Brooklyn. Accompagna al lavoro artistico quello di critico, curatore e professore al FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) di New York.

In una recente intervista Matt parla così delle suo opere:
"Voglio che le mie opere prendano parte a uno spazio molto intimo: come una tenda che viene avanti e torna indietro nella stanza, di fianco ad una finestra aperta, oppure come una maglia che si muove quando qualcuno respira. Inoltre voglio che le mie opere contengano una specie di paradosso esistenziale. Le mie immagini sono realizzate in tempi lunghi e attraverso strati successivi, ma spero che l'immagine finale abbia una certa freschezza e leggerezza. I dipinti contengono le imperfezioni della mia mano ma raffigurano elementi geometrici obiettivi.Spesso le immagini iniziano su un reticolo ma ad un certo punto la spontaneità, la rivolta, la sfida e l'umorismo diventano l'unico modo per andare avanti."

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

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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



Dal 14 al 17 febbraio Cellar Contemporary partecipa a Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2019, la più grande fiera d'arte contemporanea del continente Africano

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