Contemporary Art

Peter Phillips

United Kingdom 1939

Pop Art

Peter Phillips
Peter Phillips
United Kingdom
November 1, 2014
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Peter Phillips is a British Pop Artists whose work ranges from oils on canvas to multi-media compositions and collages.  Vibrant in color and filled with iconography of images drawn from daily life, Peter’s work appeals to the spectator’s memory, elevates curiosity and awakens their minds to the world around them.

As one of the originators of Pop art, Phillips trained at the Royal College of Art with his contemporaries David Hockney, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj and others figures in British Pop Art. He presided as President of the Young Contemporaries 1961 Exhibition, hailed as a landmark in the movement. He worked and exhibited alongside fellow Royal College of Arts students like David Hockney, Allen Jones, Derek Boshier, Patrick Caulfield and R.B. Kitaj. In 1965, he had his first one-man exhibition at the Kornblee Gallery, New York.

When he was awarded a Harkness Fellowship, Peter moved to New York, where he exhibited his work alongside American counterparts Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and James Rosenquist. Phillips later returned to Europe, where continued to paint and exhibit. While his style of painting has evolved over the years, his works continue to play with the viewer’s imagination, inviting multiple layers of interpretation and hidden meaning.

Over thirty of his prints are in the Tate Collection.

Phillips resides in Europe, where he continues to paint and exhibit. He travels frequently to New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sydney.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014British Pop PrintsPayne Hurd Gallery, Allentown PAGroup
2014Pop Art DesignBarbican Centre Art Gallery, LondonGroup
2013When Britain went Pop! British Pop Art: The Early YearsChristie’s Mayfair, LondonGroup
2013Under the Sign of Amadeo, a Century or ArtThe Centro de Art Moderna, Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkain, PortugalGroup
2013The New Situation; Art in London in the SixtiesSotheby’s, LondonGroup
2012Art-o-matic: PopWhitford Fine Art, LondonGroup
2012Leben Mit Pop!Museum der bildenden Kunste Leipzig, LeipzigGroup
2012The Bellevue Bridge – Collages and Works on PaperGalerie Roemerapotheke, ZurichGroup
2012My Generation: Art of the 60’s and Early 70’sUlster Museum, BelfastGroup
2012Optical NoiseDavid Winton Bell Gallery, ProvidenceGroup
2012The Best of Proarta CollectionGalerie Proarta, ZurichGroup
2011Optical Effects: 1970s Printed TextilesThe Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MinneapolisGroup
2011S.U.B.H.A.S.T.A. Artistes en el stallers de MiroFundacio Pilar Joan Miro a Mallorca, Palma de MallorcaGroup
2011Peter Phillips / Stephen BuckleyGalerie Proarta, ZurichGroup
2011UntitledJamileh Weber Gallery, ZurichSolo
2011VibrationsDes Moines Art Center, Des Moines, United StatesGroup
2010Highlights of ProartaGalerie Proarta, ZurichGroup
2010Mutant PopLoyal, Malmo, SwedenGroup
2010Press Art : Sammlung Annette und Peter NobelMuseum der Moderne, SalzburgGroup
2010MasterpieceOffer Waterman & Co, LondonGroup
2009Joan Miro’s printmaking workshopsEditions and Projects of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki Centre of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GreeceGroup
2009A Hartung a WarholCentro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia, ItalyGroup
2008Peter PhillipsGalerie Proarta, ZurichSolo
2008Crazy BoysPalazzo Primavera, Terni, ItalyGroup
2008Europop Kunsthaus Zurich, ZurichGroup
2008Modern Prints – Klassiche Moderne bis Pop ArtGalerie Proarta, ZurichGroup
2008Tom Wesselmann and the 11 Pop Artists Vol 1Burkhard Fikelmann Com, DusseldorfGroup
2007Pop, Pin-Ups & MosaicsWhitford Fine Art, LondonGroup
2007Pop Art! 1956 – 1968Zuderie del Quiranale, RomeGroup
2007Geiger meets colleaguesGalerie Geiger, Konstanz, GermanyGroup
2006Arbeiten auf PapierGalerie Michael Haas, BerlinGroup
2006Art & the 60s from Tate BritainAuckland Art Gallery, Auckland, New ZealandGroup
2005MetamorphosisGoulanderis Foundation; GreeceGroup
2005Fantasia PopIl Narciso Galleria d’arte contemoranea, Rome, ItalyGroup
2005British PopMuseo de Bellas Artes Bilbao, SpainGroup
2004Exhibition dedicated to wife, Marion-Claude PhillipsWhitford Fine Art, London (solo)Solo
2004Peter Phillips: POP 1959-1976Whitford Fine Art, LondonSolo
2004Pop Art UKGalleria Civica di Modena, ItalyGroup
2004Roma, London, ParisGalleria Il Ponte, FlorenceGroup
2003The Pop Art ShowBurkhard Elkelmann Com, DusseldorfGroup
2003Verspielt / PlayingArt Forum Ute Barth, ZurichGroup
2002Peter Phillips, Opere 1961 – 2001Galleria Civica, ModenaSolo
2002Zinnebeeldig. 7 symbolen in cultureel erfgoed en hedendaagse kunst:een confontatie?Provinciaal Centrum voor Kunst en Cultuur, Gent, NetherlandsGroup
2001Les Annees PopCentre Georges Pompidou, ParisGroup
2001Pop Art. US/UK Connections 1956-1966The Menil Collection, Houston, TexasGroup
2001Great Britain – The 1960sJoseph Rickards Gallery, New York, United StatesGroup
2001POP ART – Andy Warhol – works on paperKunsthandel Wolfgang Werner, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2000Peter Phillips, Private Collection (Graphics 1965-2000)Centre de Cultura Sa Nostra, PalmaSolo
1999UntitledGaleria Punto, ValenciaSolo
1998UntitledThomas Gibson, LondonSolo
1998Joan GuaitaPalma de MallorcaSolo
1998Freedon of ChoicesThomas Gibson, LondonSolo
1997RetrospectiveCasal Solleric,  MallorcaSolo
1997Joan Guaita ArtARCO, MadridSolo
1997The Pop ’60′s Transatlantic CrossingCentro Cultural de Belem, LisboaGroup
1997Pop ArtSintra Museum of Modern Art, LisboaGroup
1997Berardo CollectionSintra Museum Modern Art, LisboaGroup
1996Fundacio Pilar i Juan MiroPalma de MallorcaSolo
1996Joan Guaita ArtARCO, MadridGroup
1996Joan Guaita Col-leccioHavana, CubaGroup
1996Grosse KunstausstellungHaus der Kunst, MunchenGroup
1995UntitledGallery Bruce R. Lewin, New YorkSolo
1995The Pop Image. Prints and MultiplesMarlborough Graphics, New YorkGroup
1995Elvis + Marilyn; 2x immortal Institute of Contemporary Arts, BostonGroup
1994Out of PrintMusee du Dessin et de l’Estampe, GravelinesGroup
1993The Sixties Art SceneBarbican Art Gallery, LondonGroup
1992Pop ArtMontreal Museum of Fine Arts, CanadaGroup
1992Pop ArtLudwig Museum, CologneGroup
1992Pop ArtMuseo Nacional Reina Sofia, MadridGroup
1991Pop Art ShowRoyal Academy of Arts, LondonGroup
1991Pop Art PrintsTate Gallery, LondonGroup
1990UntitledGaleria Punto, FIAC, ValenciaSolo
1990Coleccion San Roman de EscalanteMuseo de Bellas Artes, SantanderGroup
1989UntitledGaleria Manola Vilches, MarbellaSolo
1988PaintersRoyal College of ArtGroup
1987UntitledGalerie Jamileh Weber, ZurichSolo
1987Funabashi SeibuFunabashi Museum of ArtGroup
1987Pop Art USA-UKOdakyu Grand Gallery, Tokyo and Daimaress Museum, OsakaGroup
1986CapriccioPalais des Beaux Arts, BruxellesGroup
1986Semiha HuberEric Franck and Hans Mayer Galleries, Basel Art FairGroup
1985Pop Art 1955-70Art Gallery of New South Wales, Queensland Art Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, AustraliaGroup
1983RetroVISIONWalker Art Gallery, LiverpoolSolo
1982UntitledGalerie Ziegler, ZurichGroup
1981Avantgarden Retrospektiv: Kunst nach 1945 Wesfalischer Kunstverein, MunsterGroup