Phil Padwe

About Me

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EDUCATION:

2021         New York Academy of Art

                 Masters of Fine Art, Drawing

1999         SUNY Purchase

                 Bachelor's Degree, English

HONORS AND AWARDS:

2021        SURP Faculty Award, New York Academy of Art

                2021 Golden Artist Colors, Inc. Award

                Academy Scholar, New York Academy of Art

                Trustee Scholarship, New York Academy of Art

2020         Gally Mayer Patrons Scholar Award, New York Academy of Art

                 Academy Scholar, New York Academy of Art

TEACHING:

2021         Adjunct Professor, New York Academy of Art

                 Student Undergraduate Residency Program

EXHIBITIONS:

2021         Treading Lightly, New York Academy of Art, New York, New York

                 MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York Academy of Art

                 Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Art

2020         Deck The Walls, New York Academy of Art, Online

                 Paralells, New York Academy of Art

                 Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Art, Online

                 Take Home A Nude, New York Academy of Art

                 Spaces, New York Academy of Art

2019         Deck The Walls, New York Academy of Art, New York, New York

                 Fluidity, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

2018         Watercolors, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

                 Anatomical Drawing, Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

2017         Single Fare 4, Highline Stages, New York, NY

                 Spring Art Exhibition, Wix Lounge Chelsea, New York, NY

2013         Swipe Magazine Artists, National Arts Club, New York, NY

2010         Swipe!, 25 CPW Gallery, New York, NY

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

• Sotheby's - Artwork Featured - "New York Academy of Art’s Virtual Tribeca Ball Honors Eric Fischl" April 1, 2021

• Juxtapoz Magazine - "Art in Uncertain Times" April 10, 2020

• WYNC radio, “Guards and Artists” The Leonard Lopate Show March 25, 2010.

• NPR Morning Edition, Margot Adler, ”Museum Guards Swipe The Spotlight” March 22, 2010

• New York Times, "Hoping to Graduate From Guards to Gauguins" March 5, 2010 

I was born in Texas and raised in New York. I received my MFA from The New York Academy of Art with a focus on Drawing; and a BA in English with a concentration in Poetry from SUNY Purchase. I am a former student of The Art Students League and completed a yearlong independent study of Old Master drawings at The British Museum in 2015.

 

There is a duality in me that is reflected in the work: Catholic (by blood) and Jewish (by adoption); Texan (by birth) and New Yorker (since birth). I received my Irish citizenship in 2019 but am thoroughly American. I mine highbrow and lowbrow aesthetics equally and earnestly. I realize the language of art exists to give utterance to ideas and responses which verbiage often obscures; to make manifest our inner explorations, and to leave as testament for the sake of posterity.

 

I enjoy the marriage of apparent opposites and the challenge of reconciling mutually exclusive ideas and styles. I often use humor as a long lens through which to make sense of the world, and twenty years spent in marketing and design have left me with an overtly graphic style and appreciation for typography.