S E PHILLIPS

Artist

 

EDUCATION

M.F.A Studio Art, Intermedia (current program)

C.A.S Arts in Fragile Contexts/Arts and International Cooperation, Zurich University of the Arts 2019-2020 Cohort (Current program)

B.A Theatre Scenic Design and Painting

B.F.A Studio Art- Painting & Drawing, Photography

Virginia Teaching Licensure Pre-K-12 Studio Art

 

RECENT EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS

Art Rooms Fair Roma, Rome, Italy, March 2019

Pop-up Art Collective Harrisonburg, lead co-curator and exhibition organizer, 2018-current

Graduate Introductory Show, James Madison University, 2018

Things Left Behind * ArtWorks Richmond, 2018

Companion Planting: Eight Fine Arts Graduates (A collaborative exhibition) Arts Council of the Valley, 2018

Compelling Images from Virginia Photographers D’Art Center Juried Exhibition 2017

Art Attack Fredericksburg- Public Arts Participation Event, Plein Air Painter, September 2017

June Juried Exhibition, ArtWorks Richmond 2017

Summer Solstice Juried Exhibition Libertytown Arts 2017

En Plein Air Libertytown Arts 2013, 2014, 2017

Art Impact USA Notable Artist Best of the Best Exhibition Online Catalogue, June 2017

James Madison University Undergraduate Juried Exhibition 2017, 2015, 2014

JMU ArtWorks Gallery Juried Group Shows (featured artist:)

Text & Image (2017) Artists As Activists** (2017) Photo Area Exhibition** (2017)

Undergraduate Senior Award for Achievement in Photography 2017

The Age of Wire and String MetalShed CoLab Collaborative Exhibition at Bridgewater College MetalShed Colab

Ps+3 2017

Locked House Books at JMU Duke Hall September 2017

Art of the Archives, Virginia Archives Remix Award Winner, 2017

Center for Art and International Stabilization Research (CISR) at JMU Responsive Exhibition Duke Gallery 2017

CISR Responsive Exhibition at Laughing Dog Gallery, 2017

JMU ArtWorks Gallery February Featured Artist (2014, 2016)

Faces Happy Creek Coffee and Tea * 2015

JMU Undergraduate Juried Exhibition 2015

Via Colori Fredericksburg Chalk Art Festival (2013, 2017)

Senior Showcase, Raven Hi-Fi Fredericksburg, Va 2013

U.S Capitol Art Juried Show, 2013

Governor’s School Capitol Showcase 2013

Lead Muralist/Volunteer Coordinator: Iglesia Bautista Central Familiar, Lidice, Panama- August 2017

Lead Muralist/Volunteer Coordinator: The Arc of Harrisonburg Spring 2017

Muralist: Randy’s Do It Best Hardware, Bridgewater, Va October 2016

Wayland Hall Learning Community Group Exhibition, 2013, 2014

* denotes solo exhibition

** denotes featured artist

 

RECENT AWARDS AND HONORS

 

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship Recipient, 2019-2020 (current)

Faculty nomination for Fulbright candidate endorsement, Semi-Finalist Feminism, Art, and the Public Space in Post-Communist Romania, 2018

Senior Achievement Award in Photography, James Madison University, 2017

Graduate Professional Development Grant, 2018

CVPA Undergraduate Research Grant (for study on homelessness and arts education,) 2017

Steven Snyder Creative Achievement Award/Scholarship, 2016

Steven Snyder Memorial Scholarship, 2015

Philips S Grayson memorial Scholarship, 2014

Mary Lattimer-Cordner Scholarship, 2015

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORK

 

Open Doors, Our Community Place Artist/Collaborator and Volunteer

Organized community projects with local homelessness initiatives, Shenandoah Valley

Project Ruth/Ruth School Summer Volunteer 2018

Project Ruth is a nonprofit (and school affiliate) in Bucharest, Romania, that serves low-income Romanian

and Roma families who have limited access to social services.

 

Lebanese Society for Education and Social Development Summer intern, 2016

LSESD is a non-profit providing social services and education intervention to children of families

displaced by conflict in the middle east in Beirut, Lebanon.

Our Community Place Art Instructor, 2017

Organized and taught art classes at a local homeless shelter (OCP) after acquiring a university project

grant.

Walldogs International Volunteer Muralist, Streator, Illinois, 2018

Walldogs International is an international mural cooperative that chooses one community to engage and

revitalize through a series of murals over one week annually with a series of volunteer mural artists.

Muralist and Project Coordinator, The Arc of Harrisonburg

Lead muralist for The Arc and United Way, non-profit supporting disabled adults in the Harrisonburg

area.

Muralist/Project Coordinator Iglesia Bautista Central Familiar, Lidice, Panama 2017

10-day residency leading a community mural in Lidice, Panama.

ESL Tutor and family language support teacher, Fairfax Community Church, Fairfax, Va 2018

Artist-in Residence, Wayland Hall Learning Community, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 2013-14

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

James Madison University Graduate Student Assistant August 2018-current

Self-Employed Wedding and Event Photographer, Freelance Scenic Artist (DC Area) 2017-current

Boss Instruments Product Photographer, August-October, 2018

Fairfax County Public Schools Art Teacher, Sandburg Middle School January-June 2018

Wine and Design Fredericksburg Artist 2017

JMU Scene Shop/Paint Shop Scenic Artist- (lead scenic artist for University Productions) Fall 2014-2017

Scenic Charge Artist for 14 Full Productions at JMU, Scenic Artist on 8 additional

Heritage Theatre Festival Scenic Artist- Summer 2015

Endstation Theatre Company- Scenic Painting Apprentice Summer 2014

JMU Summer Children’s Theatre Scenic Designer May 2016, 2017 JMU Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

2013-2016

King George Co. Parks and Rec-Summer Art Instructor 2013,’16, 17

King George County Schools-Substitute teacher 2015-present

 

MEDIA QUALIFIED/CERTIFIED TO INSTRUCT

 

Ceramics: Handbuilding, Potter’s Wheel

Digital Roll and Sheet Film Development

Photography: 35mm, large format, pinhole, Polaroid, alternative processes Jewelry-making and basic metalworking

(copper, brass, titanium)

Ceramics; Potter’s wheel, basic handbuilding

Painting and Drawing: Watercolor/Gouache, Tempera Airbrush/Spray/Stencils, Plein Air Painting, Figure and Life

Drawing

Mural and Backdrop-Painting, Sign-Painting and hand-lettering

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

King George Art Guild, 2017-present

Graduate Student Association, 2018-current

Fredericksburg Arts Council, 2017-present

National Art Education Association, 2015-present

Virginia Art Education Association, 2015-present

Guild of Scenic Artists, 2016-present

United States Institute for Theater Technology, 2013-present

Alpha Psi Omega Theatre Honors Society, 2014-present

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