Phil Eliot Padwe
Artist. Instructor. Creator.
I was born in Texas and raised in New York. I received an MFA in Drawing from The New York Academy of Art and a BA in English from SUNY Purchase. There is a duality in me that is reflected in my artwork: Catholic (by blood) and Jewish (by adoption); Texan (by birth) and New Yorker (since birth). I received Irish citizenship in 2019 but am thoroughly and unmistakably American. I mine highbrow and lowbrow aesthetics equally and earnestly and I enjoy the marriage of apparent opposites.
“Art is not a thing, it is a way”