I have been making art the majority of my life. My formal education is in art, earning both a bachelors and masters of fine art degrees. I first studied with Les Krims (SUNY College at Buffalo) and later earned my MFA with Sonia Landy Sheridan (The School of the Art Institute of Chicago). I currently live in the Pacific Northwest. This website has been developed to showcase my work. Please feel free to contact me if you find the work to be of interest.

Artist statement

I am often asked for an artist statement about my art or the projects I am working on. This is very difficult for me to do. Here is a statement about my pictures, however.

The photographs that I make are not necessarily about the subject(s) as much as they are about seeing a work of art. I attempt to find an aesthetic that will go beyond what is being photographed. And help the viewer to see more than the content of the image.

I do not photograph people usually, and instead show what people have made or done and by doing so, people are always in my images even if they are absent. You can think of these images as bearing witness to what people build to justify changing the landscape.

Philip Malkin
February 2022

"Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual."
- Edward Weston

News and Exhibitions:

(June 2022) 2022 Kent Summer Art Exhibition (group art show)

(January 2022) 12th Annual Self-Published Photobook Show, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA

(November 2021) 12th Annual Self-Published Photobook Show, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

(August 2021) 2021 The Photo Review International Competition

(July 2021) Landscape and Architecture, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR (group photography show)

(June 2021) Era Living, Seattle, WA (group art show)

(April 2021) Juried Benefit Auction, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA

(August 2020) 2020 The Photo Review International Competition

(July 2020) Landscape and Architecture, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR (group photography show)

(August 2019) The Power of Small Things, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA (group art show)

(April 2019) Included in book: "Weaving Global Minds Generative Systems", Editor: Sonia Landy Sheridan

(March 2019) Juried Benefit Auction, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA

(February 2019) Black & White Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR (group photography show)

(August 2018) 2018 The Photo Review International Competition

(August 2017) 10x10xTieton, Tieton, WA (group art show)

(July 2017) Narrative Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR (group photography show)

(March 2017) Pacific Northwest Photography Viewing Drawers program, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

(May 2015) East Shore Unitarian Church, Bellevue, WA (group photography show)

(October 2014) Blick Art Materials, Seattle, WA (group photography show)

(February 2014) Included in the book: "Art at the Dawning of the Electronic Era: Generative Systems" , pages 14, 17, 18, 64, 65, 88, and 91.

(September 2013) Appointed to Bellevue Arts Commission, City of Bellevue, WA
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(June 2013) "Harvesting the Wind," Executive Producer (Winner 34th Annual Telly Award)

(November 2011) Named to ArtsFund of King and Pierce Counties, WA

(February 2011) "Portable Postcard Exhibition 2" organized by Sonia Landy Sheridan

(2010) "Sixteen Scarfs by Generative Systems Artists" curated by Sonia Landy Sheridan

(2009) "The Power of Snoqualmie Falls," Executive Producer (Nominated, Emmy Award)

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