Philip Eliot Padwe

"My latest work is trash."

I'm a bundle of contradictions and so is my art. I was born in Texas and raised in New York. I'm Irish Catholic (by blood) and yet Jewish (by adoption); I've earned degrees in Writing (left brain) and Drawing (right brain). I often try to reconcile apparent opposites (both consciously as a thought exercise and hopelessly thanks to ADHD) and it shows in my work. 

Lately the world feels awash in trash. It's abundant in our partisan politics; in pop culture; and in recent Supreme Court decisions. We are drowning in garbage being delivered as soundbites, click bait, and talking points. Not to mention the real stuff! Bags and bags and bags of trash.

Educated at NYAA and SUNY Purchase. Thanks for stopping by!

"Recycling 1"

Silverpoint on Paper, 2021


Elbert Hubbard

“Art is not a thing, it is a way”


Studio & Contact:


43-01 22nd St #243

Long Island City, NY 11101

  • Instagram

Thanks for submitting!