Biography

Phil Coy is an artist working across a range of media, collaging concepts rooted in the radical art and literature of the 20th century, with languages and architectures of contemporary global commerce.


In 2000, he began making work exploring the intersection between digital and analogue modes of production, with an emphasis on landscape representation. In large scale land works such A walk in the park (2000), Red Square (2004) and Black spot (2005) he mixed techniques of digital imaging, minimalist painting and land art to produce a proto-augmented reality. He frequently works with specific communities, architects, software developers, musicians and scientists to produce digital films, generative performances, and public works.


He has shown extensively at galleries, film festivals and for site-specific and public commissions in the UK and internationally. Venues include: Waterloo Sunset at Hayward Gallery, London; Whitechapel Gallery, London; South London Gallery; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Wilkinson Gallery, London; Siobhan Davies Dance, London; Ferens Art; Gallery, Hull; FACT, Liverpool; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; National Glass Centre, Sunderland; Focal Point Gallery, Southend; Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire; Corner House, Manchester; Edinburgh City Art Centre; Sainsbury’s Centre, Norwich; Whitstable biennale, Kent; Ev+a biennale, Limerick, Ireland; Caribbean Contemporary Arts, Trinidad; Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland; 58th + 59th BFI London Film Festivals; Artprojx Cinema, Armory Show, New York; LOOP Festival, Barcelona.


He studied Fine Art at Liverpool John Moores from 1990 to 1993, gained a Post-Diplôme from the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Nantes in 1995, and an MA from The Slade School of Fine Art in 2000. He is currently working on a new commission for Matt's Gallery to coincide with the launch of their new space in Nine Elms; a film commission with Cement Fields for Estuary 2021 and a permament public work for Brunel University. He lives and works between London and Ramsgate.

 

Forthcoming and recent exhibitions and screenings include:

Matt's Gallery (2021); Cement Fields (2021); Eleven windsocks for Brunel (2019-20); South London Gallery (2018); Royal Observatory Greenwich Planetarium (2018); Strata - Rock - Dust - Stars, York Art Gallery (2018); Islands, Annely Juda Fine Art (2018); The New Observatory, FACT, Liverpool (2017); Prairie Lands of Sea (with Frances Scott), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2017); Offshore, Feren's Art Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum (2017); The Green Ray, Wilkinson Gallery, London (2016); Production, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2016); and permanent public work your right to continued existence [cally colour chart] for Caledonian Road, London (2016).

 

 

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