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Photography and Collage



Susan Phillips is an award winning artist who resides in New York City and Woodstock, NY. Her mediums are photography and mixed media collage.


She is an active member of the Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, and the National Association of Women Artists, in New York City, where she has been the Gallery Coordinator for over fifteen years. Ms. Phillips is a member of the Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY, The International Center for Photography in NYC, and the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild. She is represented by Emerge Gallery, in Saugerties NY.


She has received the most prestigious Photography Award form The National Association of Women Artists. ( Jurors: Anita Rogers, Anita Rogers Gallery NYC, Lisa Small Senior Curator European Art, Brooklyn Museum).  In 2019, she was granted a European art residency at Arte Studio Ginestrelle, (Assisi Italy). In 2020, she was selected for the WAAM exhibit: “A Different Kind of Now” (juror Douglas Culhane ). Her photographs have been published in “ New York Magazine” ,“Art Ascent”, an art and literary journal, and “The Fat Canary”, an artist magazine.


She continues to expand her photography portfolios of Graffiti, Puddle Reflections NYC, Rain, Pond Reflections, Street Seen and Torn Elegance. Her collage compositions are ongoing and often appear in juried exhibits ( currently: The Woodstock Artist’s Association and Museum )


I am an artist. My mediums are photography and collage.


My photography portfolios deal with beauty found in simple places. I search for things overlooked by people rushing by: street abstractions formed by the effects of traffic and erosion; artistry in torn papers and restructured surfaces; graffiti; oxidized rusted surfaces; reflections in puddles or store windows; ice patterns. I marvel at transience. I adore the constant flow of change, recognizable only upon infrequent visits to the same spots. I search for the abstract, aesthetic potential- the visual language- inherent in the random papers left to decompose. The damaged surfaces are appalling to some- but the metamorphosis is energizing for me.  Fragments of the conscious and subconscious meet to choose the final cohesive composition.


In my collage work, I play. I transfer images, use antique papers, rusted objects, old letters, dried flowers- whatever strikes me as engrossing. My collages may hint at landscape, suggest the passage of time, or trigger the recall of forgotten dreams and memories. The viewer decides.


IMG_1869 Torn Elegance I 8X10.tiff
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