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Joseph Phillips received a BS in art and art history from Skidmore College in 2000.
His latest work is a series of mildly satirical utopias. In these imagined worlds he plays with the idea of land commodification. He paints each one delicately using gouache on paper.
The paintings depict prefabricated land units that could theoretically be dropped into place in affluent suburban sprawl. For his “counterfeit environments” Phillips uses a limited palette of subdued colors, not unlike images in a catalog.
His work has been exhibited nationwide and in has received numerous honors and nominations.