Gabe Phipps

Visiting Assistant Professor of Painting

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  • gaphipps@indiana.edu

Biography

Boston-born painter Gabriel Phipps received a B.F.A. degree from Massachusetts College of Art and earned his M.F.A. at Boston University, where he studied under John Walker. He is represented by the Howard Scott Gallery in New York City. Recent exhibits include Tectonics at the Howard Scott Gallery, Gabriel Phipps: Recent Paintings at the John Davis Gallery in Hudson, New York and Reunited at Denise Bibro Fine Art in New York City. Recent honors include a Josef and Anni Albers Foundation residency. Reviews of his work can be found in Art in America and on Painters’ Table. He will be featured in the 2015 editions of New American Paintings and Studio Visit Magazine. He maintains two studios, one in New York City and one in Indiana.

“The process of painting activates seeing. It is a need to see that drives me to paint; a compulsion to slowdown, to observe the world around me, the interior worlds of imagination and memory, as well as whatever painting I have on hand. Using simple means, I coalesce a plurality of source material and visual phenomena, many of which seem contradictory. The geometric units that reverberate throughout my paintings are at once lighthearted and serious, flat and volumetric, solid and ephemeral, synthetic and organic, static and kinetic, fictitious and real; they are free-standing and verge on collapse; they speak of pink flesh, metal shards, glowing television screens and video game iconography; they embody someone who is no one, someplace that is no place.”