Phil Frost

United States 1973

Urban Art

www.philfrost.com

Phil Frost
Phil Frost
Male
United States
1973
October 17, 2014
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Phil Frost is a New York based artist who creates work that combines the raw, gritty edge of the street with an elegant, painterly aesthetic. Frost first became known in the early 1990s for his involved installations on the streets of New York. Locations were scouted, measured and analyzed for feasibility before he painstakingly created the artwork in his studio. Works, usually composed of numerous panels were then affixed to his targets under cover of darkness. In 1994, these street works inspired a PBS episode of City Arts featuring the artist. His transition to the gallery world was inevitable and after a string of strong showings in group exhibitions, he mounted his first solo exhibition at the Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, in 1999.

His found object constructions and works on canvas are a multi-layered combination of colorful, almost comic-strip portraits and intricate typography overlaid with bold graphic symbols rendered, more often than not, in correction fluid. Words and slogans that are a hybrid of numerous languages, both real and imagined, are layered within the works to create compositions that are spiritual in nature, transmitting inner quickening as mantra or gestural prayer.

Phil Frost produces mixed-media paintings, works on paper, and installations of found objects—including baseball bats and barn doors—that pulse with energy. His aesthetic is as mixed as the materials with which he works and reflects his keen sense of design. In a series of recent works, Frost layers lacey, white, abstract patterns over intricate backgrounds that feature images of African mask-like faces, scribbled words, and passages of vibrant color. A pantheist, he expresses his spirituality through heart-like shapes that recur in his works.

His artwork has been featured on album covers for popular recording artists such as DJ Shadow and Sick Of It All. In recent years, Frost has continued to show his work in numerous exhibitions, including a second showing at Jack Shainman in New York (2001) and his first American museum exhibit at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia (2002).

Phil Frost lives and works in New York, US.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014Knock! Knock!Galeria Javier López, MadridGroup
2013At home I´m a tourist’ Colección de Selim Varol CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga Group
2013The Solace of the SwordAce Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2011Olson, Olson, Recine & AssociatesNyehaus, New York City, NYGroup
2010Mind The GapPrism Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2010Pale WriterKnown Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2009HADIITHCUADRO FINE ART, DUBAI Group
2009PHIL FROST PAPERWEIGHT: AN EXHIBITION OF WORKS ON PAPERJONATHAN LEVINE GALLERY, NEW YORKSolo
2008In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz FactorLaguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CAGroup
2008Something old…Primo Marella Gallery Milan, MilanGroup
2008ARKITIP IN COLLABORATION WITH WOOD WOOD "HIGHMATH"  Pool gallery, Berlin (closed, 2011)Group
2008HIGHMATHPOOL GALLERY, BERLIN, GERMANYGroup
2007Black Panther Rank and FileSoutheastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Winston-Salem, NCGroup
2006"Draw" TourFuse Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2006BLACK PANTHER RANK AND FILEYERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, SANFRANCISCO, CAGroup
2005Sports IllustratedThe Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NYGroup
2005Looking at WordsAndrea Rosen Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2005Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street CultureContemporary Museum, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD (closed, 2012)Group
2005Greater New York 2005MoMA PS1, New York City, NYGroup
2005Beautiful LosersContemporary Art and Street Culture, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport BeachGroup
2004Beautiful Losers - Contemporary Art and Street CultureYerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CAGroup
2004Beautiful LosersCincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OHGroup
2004BOTTLE: CONTEMPORARY ART AND VERNACULAR TRADITIONALDRICH CONTEMPORARY ART MUSEUM, RIDEGEFIED, CTGroup
2004THE NEW YORK METS AND OUR NATIONAL PASTIME WHEN?THE BRONX MUSEUM OF ART, BRONX, NYGroup
2004MALORSUDAS SOLARMB: SELECTED WORKS BY PHIL FROSTUNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY AT ALBANYSolo
2003Scribble & ScriptureRoberts & Tilton, Culver City, CAGroup
2003ON AND OFF THE WALL: NEW YORK FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS’ PAINTING FELLOWSNEW YORK, NYGroup
2003DIRT WIZARDSBROOKLYN FIRE PROOF, BROOKLYN, NYGroup
2003A SURFACE IN BETWEENCURATED BY SIDE EFFECTS OF EURETHANE (OLD STREET LONDON), LONDONGroup
2003PHIL FROST: PAINTING/DESIGNROSENBERG GALLERY, HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY, HEMPSTEAD, NYSolo
2002Session the BowlDeitch Projects - 76 Grand Street, New York City, NY (closed, 2010)Group
2002Bitchin’ PicturesSolwayJones, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2002UNTITLEDJACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK, NYGroup
2002RAPPER'S DELIGHT (THE VISUAL AVANT-GARDE OF HIP-HOP)YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS, SAN FRANCISCOGroup
2002BOOMERANG: COLLECTOR’S CHOICEEXIT ART, NEW YORK, NYGroup
2002SUNSHINEALLEGED GALLERIES, NEW YORK, NYGroup
2002CULTURE KEEPS MODEL BRAIN HANDY MADE OF ITS GRAIN TO PUT IN THE PLACE OF YOUR OWNAMERICAN FINE ARTS CO., NEW YORK, NYGroup
2002SOALMB SEVENPENNSYLVANIA ACADEMY OF FINE ART, PHILADELPHIASolo
2001LITANYJACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORKSolo
2001UNTITLEDSPIRAL MUSEUM CULTURAL CENTER, TOKYO, JAPANSolo
2000POST-POPSUSQUEHANNA ART MUSEUM, HARRISBURG, PAGroup
2000SEARCH FOR ARTMILAN, ITALYGroup
1999Sticker Shock: ArtistsInstitute of Contemporary Art - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PAGroup
1999COUP D’ETATALLEGED GALLERY, NEW YORK, NYGroup
1999SALORBALMB CAPSIZED: THE AVENGE OF BOLSAR 7JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK, NYSolo
1998OFF THE HOOKTHE LUGGAGE STORE GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO, CAGroup
1998MOVEGEORGE’S, LOS ANGELES, CAGroup
1998BOLSAR 7JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK, NYSolo
1997THE INDEPENDENTSALLEGED GALLERY, NEW YORK, NYGroup
1997NUBREEDCRISTINEROSE GALLERY, NEW YORK, NYGroup
1997GROUP EXHIBITIONCRISTINEROSE GALLERY, NEW YORK, NYGroup
1997PERNOD420 WEST BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NYGroup
1997YOUNG GUNS, SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONTHE ART DIRECTORS CLUB, NEW YORK, NYGroup
1997PHIL FROST: DRAWINGS AND PAINTINGSEXQUISITE CORPSE ARTSITE, BURLINGTON, VTSolo
1996CITY FOLKHOLLY SOLOMON GALLERY, NEW YORK, NYGroup
1996SUMMERSAULTCENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIAGroup
1996PHIL FROST, ROCIO RODRIGUEZ, JOE WINTERHALTERMICHAEL SOLWAY GALLERY, CINCINNATI, OHGroup
1996SHRED-SLED SYMPOSIUM, SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONTHREAD WAXING SPACE, NEW YORK, NYGroup
1996ARTIST OF THE EDINBURGH FILM FESTIVAL, MIRROR BALL EXHIBITIONSFOPP, EDINBURGH, SCOTLANDGroup
1996ALT. YOUTH MEDIA, SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONNEW YORK MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, NEW YORK, NYGroup
1995DYSFUNCTIONALBLUE NOTE GALLERY, LONDONGroup
1995THE SALON SHOWALLEGED GALLERY, NEW YORK, NYGroup