PHILIP GERSTEIN email@example.com
Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, Philip Gerstein began exhibiting his work in the 1980’s with the Boston Visual Artists Union, after pursuing a PhD in Art History at Harvard University. He studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Japanese calligraphy with Toshu Ogawa.
Philip has been exhibiting in New York City, Provincetown MA, and extensively in the Boston area, as well as organizing and curating painting and photography shows. His work has been reviewed, reproduced and praised in numerous publications, including The Boston Globe, ArtScope Magazine, and Art New England. Philip's monthly postings are published online in Scene4 – International Magazine of Arts and Culture.
Monthly online feature "The Art of Philip Gerstein" in:
Scene4 - International Magazine of Arts and Culture
Examples: ~~ May 2022 feature ("Spring Bouquet of Minimalism")
UPCOMING / CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
Still Friends (Invitational), Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston MA -- July 21 - August 20, 2022
OPENING Reception: Thur July 21, 6pm.
Emotional Landscapes, Array Contemporary on ARTSY -- online May 2022+
Minimal Force, LICHTUNDFIRE, New York, NY -- April 7-30, 2022
Cosmic Storm, LICHTUNDFIRE, New York, NY -- March 10- April 2, 2022
--reviewed in Art511Mag Mar 2022 ("'Cosmic Storm' at Lichtundfire", by Jonathan Goodman):
"Philip Gerstein’s abstraction... highly sophisticated painting".
(I curated a 3-person show with Alexandra Rozenman & Jo Ann Rothschild)
Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville MA -- January 27 - February 26, 2022
--reviewed & reproduced in a 4-page preview in ArtScope Jan/Feb 2022 (by James Foritano)
The Indivisible Spectrum: The Painting Center Invitational, curated by JoAnne McFarland
The Painting Center, (Chelsea) New York, NY -- February 1-26, 2022
LICHTUNDFIRE, (Lower East Side) New York, NY -- January 5-29, 2022
SOLO EXHIBITIONS /Recent/
Sometimes There Is Bliss AMP: Art Market Provincetown, Provincetown MA (2021)
The Color of Seasons: Nature and Abstraction in the Paintings of Carolyn Newberger and Philip Gerstein,
(Expanded 2-person show) Galatea Fine Art, Boston MA. (Scheduled Apr. 2020 -- cancelled due to Covid-19).
View/order a 50-page EXHIBITION CATALOG --Catalog reviewed
Sometimes There Is Bliss, Galatea Fine Art, Boston MA (2018) --reviewed
Sacred Asymmetry, The Painting Center, Chelsea, New York, NY (2017) --reviewed
Wild at Heart: Works on Paper & Other Adventures, Galatea Fine Art, Boston MA (2017) --reviewed
Recent Paintings, Abstract Art Online / Galerie Cerulean (2016).
Being There: Abstract Paintings of Philip Gerstein, Andre Zarre Gallery, Chelsea, NY, NY (2015)--reviewed
¡ EXPERIMENT ! Galatea Fine Art, Boston MA (2015) --reviewed
GROUP SHOWS /Selection/
Thoughts Produce Noise Landau Gallery by Array Contemporary, Belmont MA, Oct-Nov
Drawing Challenge XXIII Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC online Sept
Group Show AMP: Art Market Provincetown, Provincetown MA, July-Aug
In Full Bloom LICHTUNDFIRE , New York, NY, June-Aug--
--reviewed on Piri Halasz' blog "From the Mayor's Doorstep" Aug. 14, 2021
12x12 PAAM Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown MA Aug-Oct
The Passage of Time Array Contemporary at Moakley Federal Courthouse Gallery, Boston MA, July-Sept
Collective Consciousness Array Contemporary at Beacon Street Gallery, Brookline MA, Apr-July
Drawing Challenge XXI Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC online May
Drawing Challenge XX Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC online Apr
Drawing Challenge XIX Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC online Mar
the world that has been given Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY, on ARTSY Feb-Mar
(re)Tell HallSpace, Boston MA Feb-Mar 2021
Drawing Challenge XVIII Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC online Feb
Drawing Challenge XVII Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC online Jan
The Future Is Many Colors Array Contemporary at Moakley Federal Courthouse, Boston MA, Jan-Mar
Spring Flash! - a Pop-Up Virtual Exhibition, Equity Gallery, New York, NY
PAAM Show, Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown MA
Droplets: Hallspace Drawing Project, HallSpace, Boston MA
(Co-Curated/exhibited:) The Future Is Many Colors, Array Contemporary online
(Curated/exhibited:) Sacred Asymmetry - Abstraction Boston/New York, HallSpace, Boston MA.
Exhibiting Artists: Francine Tint, Jo Ann Rothschild, Susan Roth, Marjorie Minkin,
Sarah Hinckley, Philip Gerstein. -- reviewed
That’s Cliché, or Not, Drawing Project, HallSpace, Boston MA
Resist, Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown MA
Sideshow Nation VI: The Greatest Show on Earth, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY --reviewed
PAAM Show, Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown MA
B4 Peace: Building a Peaceable Community Art Invitational,
(part of "Prospect 4: New Orleans Art Triennial"), New Orleans Art Center, New Orleans LA
Sideshow Nation V, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY -- reviewed
Inherent Vitality, 555 Gallery, South Boston, MA -- reviewed
Invitational 3, ArtHelix/SHIM, Bushwick, Brooklyn NY
Unusual Politics: The Madness of Reality, (invitational) The Viridian Artists Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY
Small Works, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, New York, NY (juried by Richard Timperio)
Landscapes, Temporary Storage Gallery, BFP Creative, Brooklyn NY
Winter Juried, Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown MA (juried by Gus and Arlette Kayafas,
Gallery Kayafas, Boston MA)
Sideshow Nation IV: Through the Rabbit Hole, Sideshow Gallery (in collaboration with Life on Mars Gallery),
Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY -- reviewed
Sideshow Nation III: Circle the Wagons!!! Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY -- reviewed
Summer Selections Show, Hutson Gallery, Provincetown MA
In Sight, Lunder Center for the Arts, Lesley University, Cambridge MA
Sideshow Nation II – the Alamo, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY -- reviewed
21 & Counting: The Painting Center Turns 21, The Painting Center, Chelsea, New York, NY
25th International Juried Exhibition, Viridian Artists Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY
(juried by Katherine Brinson, Curator at the Guggenheim Museum) -- reviewed
Summer Show, Hutson Gallery, Provincetown MA
Sideshow Nation, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
Summer Show, Hutson Gallery, Provincetown MA.
Off the Wall, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham MA (juried by Dina Deitch, Curator of Contemporary Art, DeCordova Museum)
Summer Show, Joyce Chasan Fine Art / Artsource International, New York, NY
12th Annual Invitational, Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY -- reviewed
(Curated/exhibited:) Reaching for the Sky: 4 Artists Working w/Color, Hutson Gallery, Ptown MA --reviewed
Juried Exhibition, Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown MA (juried by Allison Kemmerer, Addison Gallery of American Art)
Juried Show, Danforth Art Museum, Framingham MA (selected by Katherine French, Museum Director)
CURATORIAL PROJECTS / WRITING ON ART:
WRITING/PUBLISHING: “The Art of Philip Gerstein” (Oct 2020 – Present): Monthly online feature in
Scene4 - International Magazine of Arts and Culture. (See above.)
CURATED/ORGANIZED/EXHIBITED: -- (3-person show; Jan-Feb 2022),
"Lyrical Realism into Poetic Abstraction", Brickbottom Gallery, Somerville MA.
( Exhibiting Artists:) Alexandra Rozenman, Jo Ann Rothschild, Philip Gerstein --
Reviewed/reproduced in ArtScope Magazine, "Highly Permeable Beings: Rozenman,
Gerstein & Rothschild Align at Brickbottom", Jan/Feb 2022, p.40-43, (James Foritano).
CO-CURATED/EXHIBITED: "The Future Is Many Colors" (2020) Array Contemporary online
CURATING/EXHIBITING project: "Out of This World: Sci-Fi & Fantasy in Art",
(Scheduled Sep.2020 - postponed by Covid), Maud Morgan Art Center, Cambridge MA
CO-WROTE/PRODUCED/PUBLISHED: “The Color of Seasons: Nature and Abstraction
in the Paintings of Carolyn Newberger and Philip Gerstein” (Spr/Sum 2020):
The Catalog reviewed/reproduced by Piri Halasz on her art blog "From the Mayor's Doorstep" Dec. 1, 2020.
(Also INCLUDED: award-winning Essay “Parallel Paths That Intersect” by Brian George -- subsequently
CURATED/PUBLISHED: “What We Have Wrought: Photographs of Mags Harries, Neal Rantoul, Eleanor Steinadler”, (Apr 2019) 3-person invitational photography show, Galatea Fine Art, Boston MA.
PUBLISHED: extensive Curatorial Statement (w/images).
Recommended/reproduced: “Best Photo Picks 4/19”, online Boston photo magazine What Will You Remember?
CURATED/ORGANIZED/EXHIBITED: “Sacred Asymmetry -- Abstraction Boston/New York” (12/2018 – 1/2019)
HallSpace, Boston MA. (Exhibiting Artists:) Francine Tint, Jo Ann Rothschild, Susan Roth, Marjorie Minkin,
Sarah Hinckley, Philip Gerstein. Musical & dance performances paired with specific artworks.
Featured/recommended - The Boston Globe, Dec.23, 2018 (Cate McQuaid). INSTALLATION VIEWS
CURATED/EXHIBITED/PUBLISHED: “Reaching for the Sky: 4 Artists Working with Color” (5-6/2011),
Hutson Gallery, Provincetown, MA.
PUBLISHED: Color Essay (on history of color in Modernism), in The Provincetown Magazine, May 19, 2011, p.28-31.
The Essay also won a competition, as one of two essays PUBLISHED as:
Gerstein, Philip. "Art of Color: Beauty in art comes in so many forms; art of color is a special case of it",
International Painting Annual 4. 1st. Cincinnati: Manifest Press, 2014. Print