December, 2020: the catalog for the 17th International Painting Symposium "Mark Rothko 2021" is published.
September 17 - October 17, 2021: Group exhibition for the International Painting Symposium "Mark Rothko 2021" at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre.
September, 2021: attended the International Painting Symposium "Mark Rothko 2021" at the Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre (Latvia).
This Symposium included: an Artist Talk, open studios, publicity opportunities (presentations of artists’ creative works; information in mass media), and a final Symposium exhibition with printed catalogue. Five of my paintings created at the Symposium were accepted into the Centre's permanent collection.
(Photo credit: Santa Suhanova, Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre)
May, 2021: invited by the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts to participate in Long Views Auction, an online benefit auction in celebration of VCCA’s 50th, featuring works by some of VCCA’s finest visual artist Fellows, May 7–15.
December, 2020: Awarded an Explore and Create grant (Research and Creation) from the Canada Council for the Arts in support of my residency project at The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
January, 2019: Accepted as a VCCA Fellow into the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts to attend
a one-month artist residency there, February-March, 2019.
Featured in Art on Paper, a group show at Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. The show was curated by Rebecca Lax. Out of over 70 international artists my gouache painting Vermont no.7 (above) was selected for the gallery invitation and poster. This painting was completed while I was at the Vermont Studio Center last year.
Exhibition dates: January 18 - February 16, 2019.
(Photo right: used with permission).
August, 2018: Featured in the Vermont Studio Center Tumblr series:
"In The Studio: Leon Phillips."
Awarded a Merit-Based Artists Grant by the Vermont Studio Center to attend
a one-month Artist Residency in February, 2018.
Flux 1 included in the Vancouver General Hospital permanent collection, 2015.
"Leon Phillips: reclaiming gesture and colour in painting," Vancouver Sun Art Seen, 2013. Featured work: Expand 5.