Matt Phillips (b 1979 Roanoke, VA) received his BA from Hampshire College in 2001 and his MFA in painting from Boston University in 2007. His colorful abstract paintings explore shifting spatial relationships, the intersection of temporal planes, and the spontaneity of the painting process itself. The artist has said that in the process of creating a painting he “spend[s] roughly equal amounts of time burying and excavating forms,” while winding his way through periods of “revolt, defiance, and humor.” Phillips has attended residencies at the Mac Dowell Colony, Yaddo, and AIR Serenbe. Recent exhibitions include Studio d’Arte Raffaelli (Trento, Italy), Ortega y Gasset Projects (Brooklyn, NY), Devening Projects (Chicago, IL), Johanssen Gallery (Berlin, Germany), Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects (New York, NY), and University of Maine Museum of Art (Bangor, ME). Phillips teaches fine art at the Fashion Institute of Technology and lives in Brooklyn, New York.