Phil Padwe

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I was raised in New York by a Jewish family after being given away for adoption at birth by an Irish nun, in Dallas, TX. My dad died when I was ten after years spent fighting a prolonged illness, and my mother briefly remarried when I was eleven; divorcing when I was twelve... and to make a long story short by age fourteen I'd become a runaway. By seventeen I'd made it as far as Ohio, California, and Florida. I went to seven high schools. But rather than cling to cycles of instability I turned to art as an adult, much like the AbEx painters did: to explore chaos and entropy through process and wrestle with what, ultimately, we can't control: chance. I began creating elaborate grounds and toned collages to draw on. White paper is boring!
 

There is a natural sense of duality: Catholic and Jewish; Texan and New Yorker; Irish and American; high brow and lowbrow; intrinsic to my personhood and it extends plainly to my work. My art has always sought a balance between apparent opposites: the highly finished and the raw/unfinished; black and white and brilliant color; between abstractions and realism; usually while exploring identity and mood using the figure as muse

EDUCATION:

 

New York Academy of Art

MFA Candidate (class of 2021)

Drawing Major

Concentration in Printmaking

Awards:

Gally Mayer Patrons Scholar Award

Academy Scholar Award

Trustee Scholarship

Art Students League of New York
Studied under:

Frederick Brosen

Dan Thompson

Marc Dennis

EXHIBITIONS:

 

2010, Group exhibition, “Swipe!” 25 CPW Gallery, New York, NY

2013, Group exhibition, “Swipe Magazine Artists” National Arts Club, New York, NY

2017, Group exhibition, "The Spring Art Exhibition" Wix Lounge (Chelsea) New York, NY

2017, Group exhibition, "Single Fare 4" Highline Stages (Chelsea) New York, NY

2018, Group exhibition, "Anatomical Drawing" Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

2018, Group exhibition, "Watercolors" Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

2019, Group exhibition, "Fluidity" Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

2019, Group exhibition, "Deck The Walls" New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2020, Group exhibition, "Spaces" New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2020, Group exhibition, "Take Home A Nude" New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2020, Group exhibition, "Parallels" New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2020, Group exhibition, "Deck The Walls" New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

 

• 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 

As Author/Illustrator:

RADIO:

  • SPIN 1038 Radio, Dublin, Ireland.

  • Capitol Radio, London UK.

  • KMOX Radio, St. Louis, MO.

  • KBPI Radio; The Locker Room. Denver, CO.

  • WBAL Radio; Morning Radio. Baltimore, MD.

  • NPR: The Bryant Park Project. Alison Stewart. September 13, 2007.

  • WDVE Radio; Pittsburgh, PA.

  • 92Q Radio, Syracuse, NY.

 

MAGAZINES:

• "Illustrating Ink"; Skin & Ink Magazine; August, 2012

• “Mammy (sic) Has A Tattoo”; Tattoo Society; January, 2009

• “What’s That, Mommy?”; Parenting Magazine; October 2008

• “Tattoo Coloring Book & Mommy Has A Tattoo”; Skin & Ink; January 2008

• “Mommy Has A Tattoo”; Skin Deep Magazine; May, 2007

•  Feature; “Making Their Mark”; Trucker News; May, 2007

•  “Mommy Has A Tattoo”; Tattoos For Women; January, 2007

•  Perry; “Mommy Has A Tattoo”; Total Tattoo Magazine; November, 2006

•  Sharer, Lisa; “Mommy Has A Tattoo”; Prick Magazine; September, 2006

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