Bradley Phillips


Bio

Bradley Phillips is a photographic artist and educator. Born in the Greater Los Angeles area, he currently lives and works in Southeast Missouri. Having lived coast to coast, he received his BA in Photography at Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara California and earned an MFA in Visual Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His work has been exhibited internationally and has been featured on the covers of several books, literary journals and magazines. Currently his artistic focus is on photography as material in opposition to medium. Pushing against the stereotypical visual expectations of the photographic image, this allows a shift in focus from image to process as performative act and presses against the expectations photographic artists experience by trend or demand.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

2012

MFA, Visual Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York

2005

BA, Photography, Brooks Institute
Santa Barbara, California

Professional Experience

2021-Present
Professor, Photography & New Media
Department of Art & Design, Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2017-2021
Associate Professor, Photography
Department of Art & Design, Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2014-2017
Assistant Professor, Photography
Department of Polytechnic Studies, Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2012-2017
Associate Graduate Faculty Member
Southeast Missouri State University

2012-2013
Instructor of Photography
Department of Polytechnic Studies, Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2011-summer
Adjunct Instructor
Visual Studies Department, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York

2010-2012
Graduate Teaching Assistant
Visual Studies Department, University at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York

2005-2007
Adjunct Instructor
Department of Art & Design, Southern Utah University
Cedar City, Utah

Exhibition Record

- Solo & Two Person Exhibits / Public Installations -

2021

Bathing In Cobalt, River Campus Arts Gallery, Southeast Missouri State University,
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2020

Edifice of Ruins, The Wright Group Studio, Cape Girardeau Missouri

2016

Video Will Resume, Crisp Museum Transitions Gallery, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Disrupt/Connect, Catapult Gallery, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2012

Virtual Symptom, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York

2011

Boy and Wolf, Public Installation, Walton Woods Park, Amherst, New York
Liminalities, Installation, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York
Silver Wings, Installation, Center for the Arts, Buffalo, New York
Discarded Bodies, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York

2009

Abolition of Man, ArtSpace Gallery, Buffalo, New York

- Group Exhibits -

2021

Ordinary Lives: 2021 National Juried Exhibition, Arts Council of Southeast Missouri,
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Biannual Faculty Exhibit, Crisp Museum, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2020

TAPPED, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Black Lives Matter, Catapult Gallery, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
The World, A Room With Wings, Stadthaus Ulm, Ulm Germany
Clouds: 6th International Exhibition of New Media Art, Czong Institute of Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Webster Arts: Small Works XIII, Webster Public Library, Webster, Missouri

2019

An Idea of Order, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, Missouri
Phantasmagoria II, Jacoby Arts Center, Alton Illinois
Biannual Faculty Exhibit, Crisp Museum, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2018

Call to Action: The Design of Protest, Handmade Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
Show Me States: A Survey of Missouri Photography, Evelyn E. Jorgenson Arts Gallery, Moberly, Missouri
Show Me States: A Survey of Missouri Photography, Morris Gallery of Contemporary Art, Marshal, Missouri

2017

Show Me States: A Survey of Missouri Photography, Sidney Larson Gallery,
Columbia, Missouri

2015

Within These Walls, Catapult Gallery, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Access/Able: Do Not Touch the Art, Living Arts STL, St. Louis, Missouri
From Light to Dark, Art St. Louis Gallery, St. Louis, Missouri
Phantom Vibrations, UB Visual Studies Gallery, Buffalo, New York

2014

Poetics of Light, Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, California
48 Hour Film Fest, Screening, Paducah, Kentucky

2013

Grayscale, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, Virginia
Make Believe, Darkroom Gallery, Burlington, Vermont

2012

The Artists Among Us II, Burchfield PenNew York, Buffalo, New York
Visions of Buffalo, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York Online
21st Annual Members Exhibition, Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Members Exhibition, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York

2011

Parallax, Main Street Studios, Buffalo, New York
Focus, Group Installation, Buffalo, New York
Butterfile, UB Visual Studies Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Butterfax, Center for Fine Arts Gallery, Buffalo, New York

2010

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey 24th International Juried Show, Summit, NJ
Real Space Electronic Art, SoundLab, Buffalo, New York
FREQOUT, UB Visual Studies Gallery, Buffalo, New York
Members Exhibition, CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, New York

2009

Amusement, F-Stop Magazine Online

2007

Through My Eyes, Sharwin Smith Center, Cedar City, Utah

2006

SUU Faculty Exhibition, Braithwaite Gallery, Cedar City, Utah
Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah

- Curatorial Projects -

2018

The Transformational Image, Catapult Creative House, Cape Girardeau Missouri

2016

Everyday Manifest a Non-Poetry Reading, Open Serena, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2014

Stop on Tracks, Student Exhibit, Open Serena, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2013

Soft Noises, Katherine Miller, Huhn-Harrison Art Gallery, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Down South, Group Exhibit, Huhn-Harrison Art Gallery, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2013

Yosemite, Student Exhibit, Huhn-Harrison Art Gallery, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Paintings, Student Exhibit, Huhn-Harrison Art Gallery, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Recognition / Grants / Lectures

2021

Artists + Writers in the Schools: Introduction to Photography Workshop, Rust Media
Center, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Artist Talk, Bathing In Cobalt, River Campus Gallery, Southeast Missouri State
University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2020

Juror, Smithsonian’s Water/Ways: Student Photography Contest, Heritage Hall,
Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2019

2nd Place, Idea of Order, St. Louis Artist Guild, St. Louis, Missouri
Speaker, Professionals, Portfolios, & Pizza, S.E. Creative, University Commons
Southeast Missouri State University
Carrie Woodburn Johnson Endowment Fund Recipient, awarded funds, $1,600
Speaker, Grant Writing for Emergent Artists, Southeast Missouri State University,
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Speaker, Pedal Damn it! Catapult Creative House, Cape Girardeau, Missouri

2018

Best In Show for Digital Media, Tri-State AMP Advertising Awards
Gold Award for Best Internet Campaign, Tri-State AMP Advertising Awards

2016

Gullkistan Creative Arts Residency, Laugarvatn Iceland
Speaker, Communication Technology and Image Consumption, Crisp Museum,
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Speaker, New Media & the Collaborative Process, Catapult Creative House,
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Creative Quarterly Best 100

2015

Creative Quarterly Award of Excellence
Curtis Kraus Private Collection
DESE Grant, awarded funds $20,000

2014

Juror, Fault Line Film Festival
Invited Speaker, Faulkner & Hurston Conference, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Invited Reader, Radical Writes Conference, Poetry Reading
Photography Juror, Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Volume 3
Carrie Woodburn Johnson Endowment Fund Recipient, awarded funds $2,000

2013

Southeast Missouri State University GRFC Research Grant, awarded funds $2,900
Invited Speaker, Four Weeks of Warhol, Crisp Museum, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Juror, Fault Line Film Festival
Missouri ITC Technology Grant, awarded funds $16,000

2012

Aperture’s Exposure Top Finalist
University at Buffalo, Visual Studies Annual Graduate Catalog, awarded funds $1,800

2011

University at Buffalo, Graduate Association Conference Grant
University at Buffalo, Visual Studies Graduate Exhibition Grant, awarded funds $900

2010

University at Buffalo, Visual Studies Academic Fellowship (2010-2012)
CEPA Gallery Solo Exhibition Award

2009

Cover Feature & Merit Award, Creative Quarterly Issue #17
Speaker, SnapShots, Rust Belt Books, Buffalo, New York

2005

Brooks Institute Collection

Publications

2021

Into the Clouds: New Media Art 2021, CICA Press, Gimpo Korea

2020

Poster Image for The World is a Space With Wings, Stadhaus Gallery, Ulm Germany

2019

Go Create, The Art Scene In Our City, Mia Pohlman, Mind + Body Magazine

2018

Beyond the Blank Page - 9th Edition, Missy Nieveen-Phegley, Pearson, Front and Rear Cover

2016

The Art of Isolation - From Iceland to Brooklyn, Danielle Sepulvers, Brooklyn Magazine
Collins’ Changing His Name, John Andrews, Sibling Rivalry Press, Front Cover
Creative Quarterly Best 100
Cimarron Review, Oklahoma State University Press, Front Cover

2015

Beyond the Blank Page, 8th Edition, Missy Nieveen-Phegley, Front and Rear Cover, Pearson
Creative Quarterly Issue #38
From Tickfaw to Shongaloo, Dixon Hearne, Southeast Missouri
State University Press, Front and Rear Cover
Photography and the Shaping of Southern Culture, The Southern Quarterly
Down the Dark River, Louisiana LIterature Journal & Press

2014

Juror, Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors, Southeast Missouri State University Press
The Cape Rock, Southeast Missouri State University Press, Front Cover
Big Muddy, Southeast Missouri State University Press, Front Cover
The Cape Rock, Southeast Missouri State University Press, Front Cover
Girl Reading A Letter at an Open Window: Poems by Jeffrey Bean, Front Cover

2013

Big Muddy, Southeast Missouri State University Press, Front Cover and Feature

2009

Creative Quarterly Issue #17
Group Exhibit #36, F-Stop Magazine

2006

Juror, Student Photography Category, Creative Quarterly Issue #8
Toyota Europe Engineering Society Magazine