E. Bruce Phillips, Jr.
About the Artist
E. Bruce Phillips, Jr. realized at an early age that art was his passion. From a participant in a pilot art program for talented first graders, to drafting and architecture courses in high school and college, to his MFA in painting from SCAD, studying in Italy and France, Phillips has explored the use of color, mixed media and found objects. His current works reflect the interconnection between humans and the environment with man-made structures and nature. Photography is central to his works: whether of architecture in Montreal or New Orleans, gritty crumbling buildings and bridges in Birmingham, Alabama, or topography thousands of miles above Barbados.
Phillips hopes to evoke emotion with his works. He revels in conversation and dialogue with creatives and curious alike and has successfully connected “. . . when people openly share their own experiences and are willing to understand different perspectives and ideas.”
Bruce’s current Exhibit Vanishing Point 2 is on view until July 31, 2019 at the Hoover Public Library Gallery. The SCAD Museum of Art showcased Vanishing Point in 2018. Prior to 2018, Phillips has exhibited in the Johnson Center for the Arts, Troy, Alabama; Tuskegee University Legacy Museum Tuskegee, Alabama; Rose Parks Museum, Montgomery,, Alabama, Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, Georgia and other venues. He is the 2016 recipient of the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and currently serves as an assistant professor at Tuskegee University where he challenges his students to create with passion and purpose.