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Phillip D Elliott
Brooklyn, NY

Media:Painting; Fabric;
Genre:Abstract; Urban;


ARTIST STATEMENT: My process includes examining brick walls and “tags” on different surfaces throughout New York City, they have contributed to my paintings. Wherever possible, I use found or recycled materials in my work. This approach is a little bit greener, and gives me a chance to create value from something that someone else considers rubbish. The entire conversation of value as it relates to things morphs into a discussion about self worth. The need to create as declaration of ability, reason and hope are discussed in every brushstroke. All of my paintings explore complex color relationships. Some of the passages can almost be heard or felt. On the painting labeled URBAN GRAFFITI the metallic gold changes as it glides from one surface to another not unlike paint on brick and mortar surfaces. It illustrates an intricate color texture relationship. The stage where this dance of color occurs is three-dimensional. Ribbons of color, sharp angles and sumptuous curves create space. The surfaces of the canvases have a graffiti based biomorphic abstraction as a part of their aesthetic. These paintings retain a graffiti feel while making modern and classical references. Sometimes it is as simple as choosing the opposite color on the color wheel. In other instances it might be hours on the computer reviewing
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ARTIST RESUME:


Phillip D. Elliott
2448 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11226
347-262-9205
brushstrokes@rocketmail.com

SUMMARY:
• Minor in Art History.
• Internship with Professor Sissel Kardell as a teaching assistant.
• Proficient with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Suite, and other software.

EDUCATION: B.F.A. Studio Art, Brooklyn College, Magna Cum Laude – May 2008

Courses taken included:
Painting, Sculpture, New Materials, Print making, European Art and Architecture
American Art and History, Spanish, Islamic Art and History
Photography, Computer Art, Modern Art, Drawing

EXPERIENCE:
• Gallery Assistant, Cuchifritos Gallery, 2008-Present
• Photographer, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Delta Alpha Zeta Chapter, 2008-Present
• Art Teacher, Amachi Program, 2008-Present
• Art Teacher, Art Corner of Hope Community Center Bushwick Brooklyn 2005

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2008 - L.E.S. Art Show, A group art show with Artists working in the Lower East Side
- Brooklyn College Honors Academy Art Gallery, Exhibition Catalogue

2007 - Brooklyn College Honors Academy Art Gallery, Exhibition Catalogue
- Senior Thesis Exhibition, Catalog foreword: William T. Williams

2006 - Exhibition at Brooklyn Museum of Art
2010 -Invitation Only Benefit for Artists Alliance/Cuchifritos/LES-Rotating Studio Program


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2006 - Exhibition at Brooklyn College Center for Diversity and Multicultural Studies
2010 – Exhibition at Vox Pop, Brooklyn, NY Urban Colors Urban Shapes

AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS:
• Charlotte Newcombe Scholarship, Recipient 2008
• Saul Lyons Memorial Scholarship, Recipient 2008
• Shaw Award for Excellence in Painting and Sculpture, Winner 2005 & 2006

ACTIVITIES:
• Maintained Professional Studio with Darkroom 2006-2009
• Organized Art Show that featured painting, film, and Photography 2008
• Part of film crew for Documentary Film on Coney Island 2007-2008
• Tutored peers in Photography and Spanish, 2006-2008
• Lectured Center for Cultural Development 2007
• Performed in Small Jazz Band/Big Jazz Band 2005

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
• Certification: Content Specialty Test (CST) - Visual Arts

REFERENCES: Available upon request
 








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