Alexandra Phillips (b.1988 Port Chester NY) is an American artist currently working in Rotterdam. She spent much of her formative years in North Carolina, attending an art-centered high school program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She holds a BFA in painting and a BA in Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute. Her work comments upon our fleeting and insatiable existence with a light touch and a witty sense of humor. Tupperware, plastic and foam wrappings, plaster; she does not transform them, but works with the intrinsic characteristics of these materials and by doing so shows us their unforeseen potential and appeal. Phillips attended Penland School of Crafts (2006), received a Van Lier Fellowship (2013), was resident artist at Atelier Mondial in Basel, Switzerland (2016), and attended Jan van Eyck Academie in 2017. In 2020 she received a research and development grant from the CBK of Rotterdam. Her work was nominated for the Royal Award for Modern Painting 2021. She recently received support from the Stichting Droom en Daad and Mondriaan Fond. In 2011 Phillips and artist Jan Henderikse (b.1932 Delft NL) founded Purepropaganda.org Magazine, an absurdist design firm that continues to operate in various forms today.
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