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Phil Frost


Born in 1973 in Jamestown, New York
Previously lived and worked in New York
Currently lives and works on the Gulf Coast of Florida

Self-taught American painter

Awards and grants
2004 Pollack Krasner Award
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
2002 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship recipient
1996 Pernod Award

Solo exhibitions
2018 Ellipse of Passage, Galería Javier López & Fer Francés, Madrid
2016 - 2017 Magnetic Shift, Corning Tower Concourse Level - Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza Art Collection, Albany, New York
2014 Intuitive Mathematics, Galería Javier López, Madrid
2013 The Solace of the Sword, Ace Gallery Los Angeles
2009 Phil Frost Paperweight: An Exhibition of Works on Paper, Jonathan Levine Gallery, New York
2006 Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
2004 mALORsUDas sOLarMB: Selected works by Phil Frost, University Art Museum, University at Albany, Albany, New York
2003 Phil Frost: Painting / Design, Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York
2002 Soalmb Seven, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2001 Litany, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Untitled, Spiral Museum Cultural Center, Tokyo
1999 SaLORbALMB Capsized: The Avenge of Bolsar 7, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
1998 Bolsar 7, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
1997 Phil Frost: Drawings and Paintings, Exquisite Corpse Artsite, Burlington, Vermont

Group exhibitions

2020 Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Art Collections at the University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York, New York
2015 Winter In America, Jack Shainman Gallery - The School, New York
Affinity Atlas. The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York
2014 KNOCK! KNOCK!, Galería Javier López, Madrid
2009 Hadiith, Cuadro Fine Art, Dubai
15 Years of New Image Art, New Image Art, Los Angeles, California
2008 In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California
HIGHMATH, Pool Gallery, Berlin
2007 Black Panther Rank and File, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
2006 Black Panther Rank and File, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California
2005 Sports Illustrated, Islip Art Museum, Islip, New York
Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
2004 Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art And Street Culture, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio; curated by Christian Strike and Aaron Rose; travels until 2009 to: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California; The Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland; The University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, Florida; Fondazione La Triennale, Milan, Italy; Le Tri Postal, Lille, France; Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland; La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain
Bottle: Contemporary Art and Vernacular Tradition, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut
The New York Mets and our National Pastime, The Bronx Museum of Art, Bronx, New York
When?, Clifford Chance, New York
2003 On and Off the Wall: New York Foundation for the Arts’ Paintings Fellows, New York
Dirt Wizards, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, New York
A Surface in Between, Old Street London, London; curated by Side Effects of Eurethane
Scribble & Scripture, Roberts and Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, California
2002 Untitled, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
Session the Bowl, Deitch Projects, New York
Bitchin’ Pictures, Gallery 2211 / Solway Jones, Los Angeles, California
2001 Rappers’s Delight (The Visual Avant-Garde of Hip-Hop), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, California
Boomerang: Collector’s Choice, Exit Art, New York
Sunshine, Alleged Galleries, New York
Culture Keeps Model Brain Handy Made of Its Grain to Put in the Place of Your Own, American Fine Arts Co., New York
2000 Post-Pop, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
The State of the Art Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Search for Art, Milan, Italy
1999 Coup d’Etat, Alleged Gallery, New York
Sticker Shock: Artists, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1998 Off the Hook, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, California
Move, George’s, Los Angeles, California
1997 The Independents, Alleged Gallery, New York
NuBreed, Christinerose Gallery, New York
Christinerose Gallery, New York
Pernod, 420 West Broadway, New York
Young Guns, Site Specific Installation, The Art Directors Club, New York
1996 City Folk, Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
Summersault, Center for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne
First Draft Gallery, Sydney
Phil Frost, Rocio Rodriguez, Joe Winterhalter, Michael Solway Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
Shred-Sled Symposium, Site Specific Installation, Thread Waxing Space, New York
The Alleged Gallery at the Art Exchange Exhibition, New York
Fopp, Edinburgh, Scotland, Artist of the Edinburgh Film Festival Mirror Ball Exhibitions
Alt. Youth Media, Site Specific Installation, New York Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
1995 Dysfunctional, Blue Note Gallery, London
The Salon Show, Alleged Gallery, New York
1994 Pathetic-Masterworks, Alleged Gallery, New York

Selected Press
(see SELECTED PRESS for full articles)


Commissions and public works

2000 Sick of it All, Yours Truly record cover, Fat Wreck Chords
1997 DJ Shadow, Preemptive Strike record cover, Mo Wax / AM London Records
1996 Rogh Trade Records / Slam City Skates, London
Holly Solomon Gallery, Permanent Installation, New York

Films and videos

1996 Sped, Cheryl Dunn, documentary on six artists
Standpipe Siamese and the Adventures of Frost, Alex Rapport, documentary video, New York
A Day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jeff Folmsbee, PBS City Arts, New York
1995 Frost, Jeff Folmsbee, Alex Rapport, PBS City Arts, New York

Public collections

LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Princeton University Art Museum
The Progressive Corporation
Wake Forest University

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