Phyllis Gorsen


Contact Information

phyllisgorsen@gmail.com

Phone: 856-685-4312

http://www.phyllisgorsen.com/

Studio 1241 Carpenter Street, Studio 255 Philadelphia, PA 19147

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Painting

Archived Work

Artist's Statement

In my recent paintings, I focus on how the commonality of shared patterns connects people together. I explore this through a duality of abstraction and representation. The abstraction comes in the form of vibrant and dynamic geometric compositions that upon further exploration reveals elements of the familiar and commonplace. I consider these representational components; some are recognizable and others that are symbolic interpretations of various facets of the human experience such as language, technology, spirituality, environment, culture, etc. These components are injected with the strong lines on the canvas which bridge them together, illustrating how these elements form a shared, communal bond that connect us to one another. These multi-canvas geometric designs are intended to move the eye using energetic patterns, movement and vibrancy. My titles also play an important role in telling the story of each piece. My hope is that viewer is captivated by the visual allure of the surface to allow for a slow unveiling of the meaning of the work.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2015
Rittenhouse 1715, Philadelphia, PA

Joel and Linda Appel Gallery, Cherry Hill, NJ

Group
2016
Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA
Semi-Finalist

Nurturing Your Nature, ARTSPACE 1241, Philadelphia, PA

Annual Juried Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Juror: Sharon Ewing

2015
Ritual, HBHQ, Philadelphia, PA

Arbitrary Relevance, Ground Floor Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Benefit v. Fifteen, Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia, PA

2014
113th All Student Exhibition, MFA Thesis Show, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

71st Annual Awards Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham PA
Juror: Richard Rosenfeld
Irving Portner Memorial Award

Works on Paper, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

2013
Pafa @ Parktown Group Show, Philadelphia, PA

Absolutely Abstract, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Bill Scott

2012
National Council for the Arts Exhibition, Cherry Hill, NJ
Honorable Mention

Annual CE Juried Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

pafa x phly Exhibition, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Philadelphia, PA

Mugs Juried Exhibition, Markeim Art Center, Haddonfield, NJ

Main Line Center for the Arts, Haverford, PA

2011
CCC&HC, Hopkins House, Haddon Twp., NJ
Juried Exhibition

Cherry Hill Art Blooms, Cherry Hill, NJ
Juried Exhibition

Main Line Center for the Arts, Haverford, PA

2010
Five New Artists in Old City Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

Annual CE Juried Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Room To Grow, Philadelphia, PA

Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

2009
Annual CE Juried Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Awarded Honorable Mention

Artist's Bibliography

"Featured Artist Blog: Phyllis Gorsen," Fresh Paint Magazine July 2016

Eblen, Shannon "Painting Human Nature," Courier Post, NJ, March 2016

Glassworks Magazine, Rowan University, Fall 2015, Issue 11, pgs: Cover,43, 65.

Exhibitions Curated

2016
Nurturing Your Nature, ARTSPACE 1241, Philadelphia, PA

Education

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
MFA

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
BA