Tsiaras Philip (1952 – )

Philip Tsiaras was born in New Hampshire, USA, in 1952. He studied music and comparative literature. He was also an assistant of Loukas Samaras. His art work includes photography, painting, poetry, sculpture, ceramics and glass. Since 1974 he made more than 75 one-person exhibitions including: Seattle Museum of Art, Thessaloniki Center of Contemporary Art, Mannheimer Kunstverien, Mannheim, Bernier Gallery, Athens, Studio Palazzoli, Milan, Shea & Beker Gallery, New York, Margulies/Taplin Gallery, Miami, Tegnerforbundet Gallery, Oslo, Museum Santa Apollonia, Venice, Gallerie Dominion, Montreal, Newport Art Museum, R.I., Villa Reale, Monza, The Currier Museum, N.H., Spazio Cavallieri di Malta, Syracusa, Pinakotech of the Cyclades, Syros, International Contemporary Art Fair, Istanbul, New Fortress, Corfu. In the recent years he realised the exhibitions Philip Tsiaras, New Work in Istanbul, Glassy Sultans in Bodrum, Turkey, Mediterrania in Idaho, USA (2008), while he participated also in Art-Athina 09. He has exhibited in the Venice Bienalle three times and produced a ten foot bronze sculpture on the Grand Canal entitled Social Climber. Philip Tsiaras has been the recipient of many important prizes: The American Academy Award for Poetry, The Thomas Watson Fellowship, New York State C.A.P.S grant, two N.E.A. National Endowment Grants for Arts, nomination for the Blickle Stiftung International Photography Prize, Germany and The Generali Assicurazioni Gold Metal Award for “Civilita” Venice. Philip Tsiaras’ works are widely collected in corporate, private and important museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Twenty books and catalogues are attributed to his work; most notably monographs published by Electa, Mondadori and Contrasto books. He lives and works in New York City.