Stephan Phillips

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Artist’s Statement

I use paint to tell stories built of form, space and light.

The self-contained tableaus are highly structured, sparse and tonal. They are secret worlds of pathos and numen.

My voice is archaic. It does not recognize the gloss and distraction of modern life. It looks to find itself in the being-ness of things and the presence of light.

Artist’s Bio

 Stephan’s work has been published in Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts and Ideas From Upstate New York. He was the recipient of a Lenore Segan Arts Award given by the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation in NYC. His work has been exhibited throughout New York and New York City. Stephan is currently an artist with the State of the Art Gallery in Ithaca, NY.

Born in 1970 in Rochester, NY Stephan has lived on both coasts and places in between. He began his artistic training at Syracuse University and received his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA. He currently lives and works in Ithaca, NY.


Selected Exhibitions


  2009   Corners Gallery, A Ritual Setting                                                   Ithaca, NY

  State of the Art Gallery, Counterpoint Cafe                                              Ithaca, NY

 2007   BoxHeart Gallery, Held in the Mind                                               Pittsburgh, PA

 2004   Clinton House Art Space, Stories of the Christian Dharma            Ithaca, NY



2012    State of the Art Gallery, Members Show                                     Ithaca, NY

2011    George Waters Gallery, Elmira College                                       Elmira, NY

2010    Longyear Gallery, Artists Choose Artists                                    Margaretville, NY

2009    Allied Artists of America, Annual Juried Exhibition                   New York, NY

Houghton Gallery, SOAG Celebrates 20 Years                                        Corning, NY

 State of the Art Gallery, Members Show                                                 Ithaca, NY

 Prince Street Gallery, 3rd National Juried Exhibition                             New York, NY

 Delavan Gallery, Stone Canoe Art Exhibit                                                Syracuse, NY

2006   BoxHeart Gallery, Sacred Art Exhibition                                       Pittsburgh, PA

 2005     Roberts Wesleyan College,  Rest in a Time of Unrest                 Rochester, NY

2003   The Painting Center, Small Immensities                                        New York, NY

 The Barrett Art Center, New Directions                                                  Poughkeepsie, NY



Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts and Ideas from Upstate New York, No. 3, 2009. University College of Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.


 2009    Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation, Lenore Segan Arts Award     New York,NY