Esztergom, b.1973

Brad Phillips

Brad Phillips (born 1973 in Esztergom, Hungary) is a contemporary Canadian artist and writer. He is best known for his work around subjects like addiction, mental illness, and the more obscure aspects of human sexuality. His first book of short stories, Essays and Fictions, was published in 2019.

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Biography

Brad Phillips (born 1973 in Esztergom, Hungary) is a contemporary Canadian artist and writer. He is best known for his work around subjects like addiction, mental illness, and the more obscure aspects of human sexuality. His first book of short stories, Essays and Fictions, was published in 2019.

Artworks

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The Actual Truth, 2019

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21st Century Art / Animation/Cartoon/Comic Books / Art of the 2010s / Canada / Canadian Art / Canvas / Cartoonish/Fictitious Characters / Contemporary Canadian Art / Daily Life Experience / Esztergom / Figurative Painting / Geometric Abstraction / Geometric Expression / Geometric Forms / Human Nature/Existence / Human Relationship / Hungary / Mass Media Images / Mental Illness / Oil on Canvas / Oil Paint / Oil Painting / Painting / Popular Culture Icons / Psychological Approach / Publication / Sexuality / Social Relations / Word as Image

Curriculum Vitae

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    What You Do When You Don’t Go Outside, Harper’s Apartment, New York, NY 

  • Epithalamiums, (with Cristine Brache), organized by Blair and Eli Hansen, Anat Egbi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2018

    Paintings for The People of Houston, Jonathan Hopson Gallery, Houston, TX

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Highs and Lows, Mast Books, curated by Justin Adian, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Freshly Cut & Softly Bound, Vacation Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2017

    The Museum Has Abandoned Us, State of the Art, Berlin

Grants & Awards

  • 2013

    British Columbia Arts Council Grant

  • 2012

    British Columbia Arts Council Grant

  • 2011

    Canada Council for the Arts- Research and Creation Grant

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Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019

    What You Do When You Don’t Go Outside, Harper’s Apartment, New York, NY 

  • Epithalamiums, (with Cristine Brache), organized by Blair and Eli Hansen, Anat Egbi Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2018

    Paintings for The People of Houston, Jonathan Hopson Gallery, Houston, TX

  • 2017

    Bullshit Both Walks and Talks, Allen & Eldridge, New York, NY

  • 2016

    First Last Chance, Division Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • 2015

    Honeymoon Rehearsal, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo, Norway (organized by Bjarne Melgaard)

  • 2014

    Law & Order, Harper’s Books, East Hamptons, NY (through 2015)

  • I Didn’t Retire I Surrendered,, 8-11 Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • The Rope at the end of The Rope, Macaulay Fine Arts, Vancouver, BC

  • 2013

    Sex, Sex, and Death, Louis B. James Gallery, New York, NY

  • For Mariah Carey and John Berryman, CSA Space, Vancouver, BC

  • 2011

    Suicide Note Writer’s Block, The Residence Gallery, London, UK

  • Sex After Marriage, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • Someone Write Me, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

  • Seven Years in Vancouver, Galerie ZK, Berlin, Germany

  • My Swiss Gallery Closed, CSA Space, Vancouver, BC

  • 2010

    Collection of the Artist, CSA Space, Vancouver, BC

  • 2009

    Journey into Whatever, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA

  • 2008

    Sentimental Breakdown, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

  • No P.S., Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • No Comebacks, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

  • 2007

    Day by Day, Wallspace, New York, NY

  • Knives & Flowers, Liste 07, The Young Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland (under the auspices of Groeflin Maag Galerie)

  • Young Marriage, Old Problems, and Vancouver Mushrooms, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland

  • 2006

    Personal Work, CSA Space, Vancouver, BC

  • 2005

    On Feeling Better, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY

  • 1996, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Basel, Switzerland

  • 2004

    Silver Springs, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON

  • Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

  • 2003

    Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY (with Jedediah Caesar)

  • 2002

    Bailey Fine Arts, Toronto, ON

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019

    Highs and Lows, Mast Books, curated by Justin Adian, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Freshly Cut & Softly Bound, Vacation Gallery, New York, NY

  • 2017

    The Museum Has Abandoned Us, State of the Art, Berlin

  • In Paper We Trust, The Dot Project, London, U.K.

  • Likes, Galerie Sebastien Bertrand, Geneva (curated by Richard Kern)

  • 2016

    Finally, Castor Gallery, New York, NY

  • Greenan * Magnuson * Phillips * Tompkins, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

  • Don’t Look a Gift Horse In The Mouth, Four Six One Nine, Los Angeles, CA

  • GIFC, David Risley Gallery, Copehagen, Steinsland Berliner Gallery, Stockholm, Agnes B’s Galerie du Jour, Paris

  • Intensive Nesting, Galerie Division, Montreal, QC

  • Salon 57, 247365, New York, NY

  • 2015

    Hidebound, MAW, New York, NY

  • Hot House, organized by BlackRock, Know More Games, and Night Gallery, New York, NY

  • Feelings Film Festival LA, The Standard, Los Angeles, CA

  • Taste This Sad Cream, Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Montreal, QC

  • Situational Comedy, 247365, Brooklyn, NY

  • Shit! I’m an Artist’s Artist, Galleri Benoni, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • You Won’t Believe, Galerie Division, Montreal, QC

  • WAVVYWAVVY, The Drain, Los Angeles, CA

  • Signs & Symbols, Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • 2014

    Needle in the Hey! Sojourner Truth Parsons and Brad Phillips, Working Title, Toronto, ON (Two Person Exhibition)

  • Rear Window Treatment, Louis B. James Gallery, New York, NY

  • Buying Friends: The Kortman Collection, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

  • The Secret to Living, Jessica Bradley Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • How to Write an Artist’s Statement, Mulherin, New York, NY

  • Mourning and Melancholy, Gallery Ostrakon, Milan, Italy

  • 2013

    Page 179, Artforum, September 2013, Brennan & Griffin, New York, NY

  • Storytelling, Museum London, London, ON

  • Summer Reading, The Hole, New York, NY

  • Diff’rent Strokes, Louis B. James Gallery, New York, NY

  • Apparatus, M + B, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Tim Barber)

  • Bad Religion, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON

  • Tenth Anniversary Show, Wallspace, New York, NY

  • The White Album, Louis B. James Gallery, New York, NY

  • Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • The Painting Project, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal PQ (curated by Marie-Eve Beaupré and Julie Bélisle) Cat.

  • 2012

    Where I Lived, What I Lived For, Oakville Galleries, Oakville, ON, Cat.

  • Le Gout de la Peinture, Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal, PQ (curated by Marie-Eve Beaupre and Julie Belisle)

  • Spill, The Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON

  • Vancouver Art Gallery(curated by David Wisdom), Vancouver, BC

  • 20 Years, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

  • 2011

    Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

  • Capture, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • My Winnipeg, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

  • Hunter and Cook Launch, Khyber ICA, Halifax, NS

  • 2010

    Journey into Whatever, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, Fredericton, NB

  • 1st International Chilliwack Biennale, Chilliwack, BC

  • Triumphant Carrot – The Persistence of Still Life, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Cat.

  • NeoIntegrity: Comics Edition, Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art, New York, NY (curated by Keith Mayerson) Cat.

  • Restricted, Clark + Faria, Toronto, ON

  • 2009

    Group Show, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

  • What’s Bin Did and What’s Bin Hid, 106 Green Street, New York, NY (curated by Ryan Steadman)

  • Art moves, The Other Gallery for Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche, Toronto, ON

  • Assembly of Drawings, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

  • Clark + Faria Presents, Clark + Faria Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • Guy Maddin’s Keyhole Project, The Beursschouwburg, Brussels, Belgium

  • Staff Picks, Monte Clark Gallery, Vancouver, BC

  • TV Books, Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2008

    LOCAL, The Apartment at Filip Office, Vancouver, BC (curated by Lee Plested)

  • It Ain’t Fair, O.H.W.O.W. Gallery, Miami, FL (curated by Tim Barber)

  • Amber One Foot Below, Paul Petro Project Space, Toronto, ON (curated by Jay Isaac)

  • Art on Paper 2008: 40th Anniversary Biennial Exhibition, Weatherspoon Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Cat.

  • The Hungry Ghost, Paul Petro Project Space, Toronto, ON (curated by Jay Isaac & Tony Romano)

  • News at 5ive, TIAF, Toronto, ON (curated by Rick Rhodes)

  • Various Photographs, NY Photo Festival, curated by Tim Barber, New York, NY

  • The Other Gallery presents Guy Maddin’s Keyhole Project, University of Manitoba’s ARCH 2 Gallery, Winnipeg, MB

  • Like Watching a Train Wreck, Groeflin Maag Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

  • DRAW, Stolenspace Gallery, London, UK

  • Portraits, Monte Clark Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • Paul Butler’s Collage Party/The Keyhole Experiment, (under the auspices of Guy Maddin), 44 Princess, Winnipeg, MB

  • The Big Gift: Recent Acquisitions from the Glenbow Museum, Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Calgary, AB

  • Collage Crimes: Carte Grise a Guy Maddin, Dazibao, Montreal, PQ

  • 2007

    The Great Depression: Brad Phillips and Rasool Sarangi, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA (Two person exhibition)

  • Paul Butler’s Collage Party/The Keyhole Experiment, (under the auspices of Guy Maddin), Gimli, MB

  • Raise High the Roofbeam, Rainbo Club, Chicago, (curated by Melanie Schiff and Kristen VanDeventer)

  • Paul Butler’s Collage Party, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

  • Launch of Port-De-Suisse, Villa Lautengarten, Basel, Switzerland (curated by Simon Baur)

  • 2006

    On Line: Contemporary Drawing, The University Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, CA

  • The Monty Hall Problem, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA (curated by Slater Bradley)

  • Art vs. Real Life, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY

  • Tiny Vices, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Tim Barber)

  • Another Other, Cooper Gallery, University of Dundee Exhibition Department, Jordonstone College of Art and — Design, Dundee, Scotland

  • Darkness Ascends, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON

  • 2005

    Hello Sunday, Sixtyseven Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Holly Coulis)

  • Paul Butler’s Collage Party, Antisocial, Vancouver, BC

  • Toronto/Berlin Exchange, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin, Germany

  • Exploding Plastic Inevitable, Bergdorf Goodman, New York, NY (curated by Simon Watson)

  • Bucolica, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY

  • The Terminal Show, the Drake Hotel, Toronto, ON (organized by the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art)

  • 2004

    RBC New Canadian Painting Competition, Edmonton Art Gallery, Brunswick Museum, McMaster Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

  • Kids of the Black Hole, Stalke Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Under the Sun, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON

  • I, Assassin, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Slater Bradley)

  • 2003

    Hooters, Zsa Zsa Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • In My Solitude, Gallery Neubacher, Toronto, ON (curated by Wayne Baerwaldt)

  • Two Weeks In Autumn, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON

  • Fountain of Youth, TIAF, Toronto, ON

  • When Darkness Falls, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, travelling to Midway Contemporary Art, St. Paul, MN

  • Summer Jam, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, CA

  • Future Species, d.u.m.b.o. Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2002

    Steve Canaday, Brad Phillips, Luigino Valentin, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY

  • The Catholic Show, Art System, Toronto, ON

  • Don’t Fear the Reaper, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON (as Larry House with Jay Isaac)

  • Synthetic Psychosis, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, ON, Cat.

  • Mercer Living, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON

  • Wreck Room, Art System, Toronto and Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver, BC

  • 2001

    Dark Movement, Art System, Toronto, ON

  • Glo, Archive Gallery, Toronto, ON

  • Grand Expectorant, West Wing Art Space, Toronto, ON

  • Weather is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful, Art System, Toronto, ON

  • More than a Feeling, Gallery 1313, Toronto, ON

  • Mercer Union: A Love Story, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON

  • 2000

    Glo, Archive Gallery, Toronto, ON

Grants & Awards

  • 2013

    British Columbia Arts Council Grant

  • 2012

    British Columbia Arts Council Grant

  • 2011

    Canada Council for the Arts- Research and Creation Grant

  • 2010

    British Columbia Arts Council Grant

  • 2008

    Canada Council for the Arts – Project Grant

  • 2003

    Western Canada Winner – RBC New Canadian Painting Competition Ontario Arts Council Project Grant

  • 2001

    Toronto Arts Council Creation Grant

Collections

  • Twentieth Century Acquisitions

  • Schiff Art Projects

  • The Capital Group

  • Royal Bank of Canada

  • Sammlung

  • Hauser and Wirth

  • The Glenbow Museum

Lectures/Talks

  • 2016

    Artist Talk – Concordia University

  • 2014

    Artist Talk – Concordia University

  • 2013

    Artist Talk – Georgian College School of Design and Visual Art

  • 2012

    I Want to Know About Your Ass, radio broadcast of an essay for Future Caves, Kunstvlaai, Amsterdam, read by Madison Haxwelll

Publications

  • 2019

    Purple Diary, Cristine Brache & Brad Phillips, Epithalamium, Anat Egbi Gallery, Los Angeles

  • Autre Magazine, Cristine Brache & Brad Phillips at Anat Egbi Gallery in Los Angeles, February 19

  • 2015

    Purple Diary, Brad Phillips “Honeymoon Rehearsal” Exhibition at Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo, December 1

  • Autre Magazine, 10 must see art shows around the world that you really really need to check out, Brad Phillips, Honeymoon Rehearsal, Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo, November 11

  • Personal Work, Brad Phillips, photographs, 24 pages, edition of 30, published by 8 Ball Zines

  • Suicidal Realism, Brad Phillips, published by Swimmer’s Group, 76 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9947290-1-9

  • New York Times Magazine, An East Hampton Bookstore Pops Up in Manhattan, March 3

  • 2014

    Regular Creep, Brad Phillips, photographs, published by Swimmer’s Group, Toronto, edition of 200

  • Mother Nature Mother Creature, Brad Phillips, photographs, published by Perish Publishing, Toronto, edition of 200

  • My Apologies Accepted, by Bunny Rogers, front and back cover illustrations, published by Civil Coping Mechanisms, Berlin

  • The Devil May Care, by Aaron Mcelroy, cover design, published by Paralaxe Editions, Barcelona

  • Fantasy Art Now, compiled by Jay Isaac and Sebastian Frye, published by Swimmers Group, pg. 18, edition of 250

  • She Does the City – Sarah Nicole Prickett, May 5

  • Adult Magazine “Ass Man – How a hidden after school activity turned into ass adoration” Text and illustrations, March 27

  • 2013

    Canadian Art Magazine, Agenda, British Columbia, Pg. 26, Winter 2013

  • Modern Painters, Top 100 Fall Shows, Brad Phillips – Louis B. James Gallery, NY, Pg. 94, October

  • OTP, Illustrations, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Pg. 71-78

  • Modern Painters, Paint it White, the senseless 1960’s and beyond, Louis B. James Gallery, January

  • 2011

    The New Collectors Book, published by Basak Malone, pg. 10

  • The Life and Times of William Callahan, by Chris Taylor, published by 0-100, Italy (cover image limited edition)

  • 2010

    Color 8.1, “Our Glass – Brad Phillips” Pg. 72-74, March

  • Pussy, The Aurel Schmidt Purple Book, a special edition for Purple Fashion Magazine #13

  • 2009

    Alex Morrison: Politics and Partnership, canadianart.ca, June 20

  • 2008

    Six Pages from TV Books, Published by TV Books and Gallery Space, Pg. 32-38

  • RBC Canadian Painting Competition: Ten Years, published by the Royal Bank of Canada, Pg. 64

  • Carte Blanche – V.2 – Painting, published by Magenta Foundation, Pg. 189, 321

  • Hope Against Reason – Brad Phillips, Monograph of paintings, with an introduction by Guy Maddin, 128 pages, edited by Tim Barber, published by TV Books, New York, NY

  • The Walrus, May 2008, pg. 80

  • Paul Butler’s Collage Party, Catalogue published by MOCCA Toronto, and ACAD, Alberta

  • 2007

    Suicide Note Writer’s Block – Drawings – edition of 100, 24 pages, Cederteg Publishing, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2006

    Time Out Toronto, “Space Oddities” pg. 185

  • The Journal, Salon Section, curated by Tim Barber, Winter 2006, pg.53

  • Purpose Webmag Photographique, Portfolio, Dear Diary – Issue 2, Spring 2006

  • Doppelganger Magazine, Portfolio, Rasool Sarangi & Brad Phillips, Issue 6 June 2006

  • Toro Magazine, May 2006, pg. 62

  • 2004

    The Georgia Straight, “Painting for Dollars” Sept.30-Oct.7, pg. 49

  • Fashion Magazine, April 2004. pg. 141

  • New York Magazine, February 23, pg. 76

  • Vancouver Sun, “Cynical Suburbia” Jan.29-Feb.5, pg. C3

  • 2003

    Toro Magazine, spring/summer 2003, pg.54

  • The New York Times Magazine, February 9, pg. 72

  • 2002

    Drawings for Trucker magazine, Winter 2002

  • Drawings for Trucker magazine, Fall 2002

Bibliography

  • Wallace Ludel, Critic’s Picks, “Brad Phillips’ at Harper’s Apartment”, Artforum, March, 2019

  • Artnet News, Art Industry News: Why Artists Have Started Deleting Their Instagram Accounts + Other Stories, December 11, 2018

  • Drew Zeiba, “Can You Make It As an Artist in 2018 Without Constantly Plugging Yourself on Instagram?”, New York Magazine, December 10, 2018

  • Olivier Zahm, “Brad Phillips - 76 most influential people in the arts”, Purple Magazine/Index 76, 25th anniversary issue, 2018, pg. 358-359

  • Daphne Mookherjee, “Brad Phillips”, Alei Journal, Issue 2, 2017, pg. Pg 2-9

  • Andrew Berardini, “Cliché and Depravity – The Best of Brad Phillips”, Foundations, Issue 5, 2017, pg 81-87

  • Nichole Jankowski, “Still Standing: Brad Phillips”, Montecristo Magazine, Autumn 2017, pg. 47

  • Angelica Moschin, Interview “Eros e Autobiographia”, Hestetika Magazine Issue. 24, pg. 2017 102-105

  • Olivia Whittick, Review “Bullshit Both Talks & Walks”, Allen & Eldridge, New York, Editorial Magazine, February 25

  • Jessica Kirsh, Review “Intensive Nesting”, Galerie Division, Montreal, Editorial Magazine, March 6, 2016