The art of Lucy Davis Phillips utilizes drawing, printmaking, and stop-animation techniques to explore people’s relationship to themselves, to each other, and to their surroundings. Phillips is inspired by the interplay between how individuals perceive themselves and how they are perceived by others. Her work emphasizes the shared experience of individuals by juxtaposing portraits of different people in a setting where they are all observing and interacting with each other. The individuals are simultaneously isolated from one another by geometric barriers, but also connected through recurring and cyclical patterns that weave through a piece. Phillips has recently embarked on several projects that utilize stop-animation as a means of exploring how the distortions of faces and the flow of colors and patterns can serve to dynamically express feelings.



2016   MFA, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

2006   BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Public Installations

2016   Let's Dance, Piedmont Triad International Airport, Greensboro, NC

Solo Exhibitions

2014   Patterns in a Lonely Crowd, Paul Mellon Arts Center, Wallingford, CT

2012   Concept Portraits, Whalen Druen Nash, New York, NY

2011   Paintings and Drawings, The Graystone Inn, Roaring Gap, NC

2006   Portraits, The Foxhole Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Group Exhibitions

2016  Flesh: Exercises Beyond Erotica, Voltz Clarke Gallery, New York, NY

2016  Art and Artisans, Roaring Gap, NC

2016   MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York  Academy of Art, New York, NY

2012 - 2014   Jupiter Island Arts Day, Hobe Sound, FL

2010 - 2013   The Painting Group, New York, NY

2012   Two Person Exhibition, Two Generations: Face to Face, Theater Arts Gallery, High Point, NC

2012   The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

2011   The Winter Show, Greenhill Art Center, Greensboro, NC

2009   Work Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008   Art Students League, New York, NY

2007   Pratt in Tuscany, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2006   Juried Show, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2006   Portrait Drawing, MICA, Baltimore, MD

2006   Commencement Exhibition, MICA, Baltimore, MD


2016   Artist in Residence, (T)here Magazine, New York, NY

2014   Scholar Merit Award, New York Academy of Art

Professional Experience

2016  Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome

2014   Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome

2006 - 2012  The Painting Group, New York, NY.

2011   Artist in Residence , Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

2008   Gallery Manager, Renaissance Studio, New York, NY

2008   Assistant Art Teacher, Go Project, New York, NY

2007   Assistant, Lillian Heidenberg Fine Art, New York, NY

2007   Intern, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

2006   Intern, National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.