Joel Daniel Phillips - I Am Another Yourself - solo show at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, 2014

Joel Daniel Phillips/ Joel Daniel Phillips

United States 1989

Drawing

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Joel Daniel Phillips
Joel Daniel Phillips
Male
United States
1989
October 11, 2015
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Joel Daniel Phillips is an American artist, born in 1989. He attended Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he majored in Fine Art, Graphics Emphasis.

He is known for his large-scale portraits, created with the tip of a pencil and a piece of charcoal. His works examine individuals living in his neighborhood, and strives to tell the stories of the people he encounters daily, from street vendors to the homeless. Fascinated by the similarities and distinctions we all share, he captures their characters in hyper-realistic detail, singling out the subject on white background by using contrast. Philips brings these individuals – that can be unnoticeable – in the center of the attention. He considers a true portrait something greater than just a representation of physical form. He attempts to capture the vulnerable narratives that make us human.

Art by Joel Daniel Phillips

Left: Joel Daniel Phillips - David s Lunch - Miscellaneous Series - 2014 / Right:  Joel Daniel Phillips - Bill - Miscellaneous Series - 2013
Left: Joel Daniel Phillips – David s Lunch – Miscellaneous Series – 2014 / Right: Joel Daniel Phillips – Bill – Miscellaneous Series – 2013

Since 2009, Phillips has participated in numerous group shows throughout his home country, such as Supersonic Electronic Invitational IV at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, California, in 2015, and Impulse at New York Center for Art and Media Studies in New York, in 2009.

So far, he has exhibited his work in two solo exhibitions: I Am Another Yourself at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, in 2014, and No Regrets In Life at Satellite 66, also in San Francisco, in 2012.

Joel Daniel Phillips received Tom Anderson Art Award and Ludington-Parshall Art Award.

He lives and works in San Francisco, California.

Featured image: Joel Daniel Phillips – I Am Another Yourself – solo show at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco, 2014
Image copyright © the artist

YearExhibitions TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Invisible CollegeFort Wayne Museum of Art, Forte Wayne, INGroup
2015Manifest:JusticeTask Force, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2015Art Market San FranciscoHashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CAGroup
2015Art on Paper FairHashimoto Contemporary, New York, NYGroup
2015Supersonic Electronic Invitational IVHashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014I Am Another YourselfHashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CASolo
2014Scope Art Fair MiamiHashimoto Contemporary, Miami, FLGroup
2014Art Market San FranciscoHashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CAGroup
2014EK Invitational111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2013The Moleskin Project IIISpoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2013Bad Dads, A Tribute to Wes AndersonSpoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2013AMC’s The Walking Dead Gallery ShowHero Complex Gallery, Los Angeles CAGroup
2013CalifasIntersection for the Arts, San Francisco, CAGroup
2013Art Market San FranciscoHashimoto Contemporary, San Francisco, CAGroup
2013Scorcese: an art show tributeSpoke Art Gallery, Bold Hype Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2013ReCreate ATXHope Outdoor Gallery, Austin, TXGroup
2013Gallery Crawl NightLifePop-up Art Museum, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CAGroup
2012No Regrets In LifeSatellite 66, San Francisco, CASolo
2012Journeys: Westmont Artist’s Alumni InvitationalWestmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CAGroup
20122 Blocks of ArtUrban Solutions, San Francisco, CAGroup
2012Street LevelOgilvy & Mather, San Francisco, CAGroup
20115x5: An InvitationalWestmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CAGroup
2010Views and Visions: TravelersReynolds Gallery, Santa Barbara, CAGroup
2010ImpulseNew York Center for Art and Media Studies. New York, NY, New York, NYGroup
2009TimeReynolds Gallery, Santa Barbara, CAGroup