Phillip Tsiaras

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Philip Tsiaras is an International, Greek-American artist who lives and works in New York City. Since 1974 he made more than 80 one-person Exhibitions Including: Seattle Museum of Art, The National Museum of Contemporary Art,Thessaloniki, Mannheimer Kunstverien, Mannheim, Bernier Gallery, Athens, Studio Palazzoli, Milan, Shea & Beker Gallery, New York City, Margulies/Taplin Gallery, Miami, Tegnerforbundet Gallery. Oslo, Museum Santa Apollonia, Venice, Gallerie Dominion, Montreal, Swank/ The Regency Intercontinental, Hong Kong, Newport Art Museum, R.I., Villa Reale, Monza, The Currier Museum, New Hampshire, Blender Gallery, Glyfada, Spazio Cavallieri di Malta, Syracusa, Pinakotech of the Cyclades, Syros, International Contemporary Art Fair, Istanbul, Bienalle of Photography, Torino, De Novo Gallery, Sun Valley, Cento St. Benin, Aosta, Donopoulos International Fine Arts, Thessaloniki, Pinakotech of Ithaca, Museum of Contemporary Art, Crete, Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Stella Art Foundation, Moscow, Museum of Modern Art, Shenzhen, HG Guggenheim Gallery, New York City.

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Tsiaras works in a great range of media–painting, photography, glass, ceramic, and bronze. He has exhibited in the Venice Biennale three times and produced a ten foot bronze sculpture on the Grand Canal entitled “Social Climber”. Philip Tsiaras has been the recipient of many national 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, The Generali Gold Metal Award for “Civilita” Venice, AND “Lifetime Achievenment Award” from the Alexandrion Foundation, NYC.

Philip Tsiaras’ works are widely collected in corporate, private and important museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Seventeen books and catalogues are attributed to his work, most notably monographs published by Electa and Mondadori books Milan, and a book of photographs entitled, “Family Album” published by Contrasto, Rome. A recent 30 year retrospective of photography entitled Philip Tsiaras- SUPEREAL was published by the Muesum of Photography Thessaloniki.