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"Phillip Dvorak's explorations are rooted in the erotic, subconscious, and emotional possibilities of the human body. Regardless of the form, Dvorak invites the viewer into an intensely anthropomorphic universe. The biology of his charcoal and pastel drawings can sometimes focus so intensely on the human body that it grows microscopic. The viewer finds cell structures, organelles and strange hair-like protrusions engaging in active frenzy across the paper's surface. The effect is positively sexual." — RF

I am exploring the human form: the external and internal, the real and the imagined, the frightening and the erotic—I've found nothing more challenging, provocative, or rewarding than this.

My drawings, etchings, and paintings, both figurative and abstract, are exhibited and collected worldwide.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2009 "Voluptuary," Pioneer Gallery Provincetown, MA
2008 "Better than Beautiful," Reaves Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 “The Delirious Line,” Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2003 “Soul and Senses,” Dharma Studio Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
2003 “The Bone Garden,” Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 "Chillin' Productions Exhibition," 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 "With Liberty and Justice for Some," Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA
2016 "FourSquared," Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2015 "LifeLive," Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2014 "Framing the World," Accident and Artifact, San Francisco, CA
2014 "Re-presenting the Nude," Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2013 "Fictions: The Worlds Writers and Artists Create," a.Muse, San Francisco, CA
2012 "Fresh Prints," SpaceCraft 38, San Francisco, CA
2011 "Decadence," Evoke Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
2010 "Swell," Nyehaus, Metro Pictures, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY
2010 “Realism to Abstraction,” Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME
2009 Art Basel Miami Beach/ "Satellite Miami’09 Art+Design,” Miami, FL
2009 "Lust and Desire," Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME
2009 LAPS 20th National Exhibition, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, LA, CA
2009 "Coming Attractions," Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2007 Los Angeles Art Show, Santa Monica, CA
2007 “The Body in Motion and Emotion,” Mulford Gallery, Rockland, ME
2006 “Who’s Afraid of San Francisco,” Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2006 Art Basel Miami Beach/ Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL
2006 “The Constant Line,” Nan Mulford Gallery, Rockland, ME
2006 “Point/Counterpoint,” Dharma Studio Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
2006 artLA, Santa Monica, CA
2005 “Re-presenting Representation VII,” Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
2005 “Life on Paper,” Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 artLA, Santa Monica, CA
2005 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY
2004 “Songs from Unspoken Gardens,” Calix Fine Art, Seattle, WA
2004 “Naked,” Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 “Group Show,” Nan Mulford Gallery, Rockland, ME
2004 AAF Contemporary Art Fair, New York, NY
2003 “Summer Group Exhibition,” Frey Norris Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2001 Crucible Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000 “Not For Sale,” SOMA Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999 Crucible Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Selected Awards

2007 residency grant, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL
2006 residency grant, Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA
2005 residency grant, Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

Selected Press

New York Times, ARTnews, Artweek, San Francisco Chronicle, Wall Street Journal, International Herald Tribune, The Daily Beast, San Francisco Bay Guardian, Miami Herald, and various literary press publications

Education

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
San Diego State University, BFA

Born in Los Angeles. Lives and works in San Francisco and Maine.

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