Giving Life to the Community
Daniel Phill works with oil and acrylic on canvas as well as monotype and mixed media on paper. Many of his abstract paintings have naturally evolved into allusive representations of botanical imagery. "The forms in his current series of floral paintings owe a great debt to abstract expressionism's fluidity and improvisational process. Not a trace of angst or elegiac feeling is to be found in these calmly sinuous paintings. Phill composes his paintings at the same time that he tries to dissolve the representational element of his images to create what could be called premier-coup abstraction," says Bill Scott, Art in America Magazine, September 2003.
Daniel Phill was born in Tacoma, Washington. He began his art studies at Washington State University and continued at the San Francisco Art Institute where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Phill completed his Master of Fine Arts degree at Stanford University in 1983.
The artist has exhibited nationally and is in diverse public and private collections, such as: Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco; de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA; Tucson Museum of Art; Citicorp; Ernst & Young; First USA Bank; GTE; Kimberly Clark Inc.; Nordstrom; Pfizer Inc.; Sharper Image; Southwestern Bell Wireless; Sprint; and Stanford University.
Daniel Phill lives and works in San Francisco. Solo exhibitions of his paintings have been held at: Dana Reich Gallery; Woodside/Braseth Gallery; John Pence Gallery; Wade Gallery; Bradford Campbell Gallery; George Billis Gallery and Karan Ruhlen Gallery. He is represented by: George Billis Gallery in New York; Karan Ruhlen Gallery in Santa Fe; SFMOMA Artists Gallery in San Francisco; and Smith Andersen Editions in Palo Alto.
For more information please visit www.danielphill.com