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 NYC, Provincetown MA, and very 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.
VIEW: Monthly online feature "The Art of Philip Gerstein" in:
Scene4 - International Magazine of Arts and Culture.
Examples: ~~ Nov 2020 feature
~~ (Latest:) Apr 2021
UPCOMING / CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
AMP: Art Market Provincetown Gallery, Provincetown MA June 25-July 21, 2021
"Drawing Challenge XXI" Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC online May 2021
"Collective Consciousness" Array Contemporary at Beacon Street Gallery, Brookline MA Apr-July 2021.
"Drawing Challenge XX" Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC online Apr 2021
" the world that has been given" Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC on ARTSY Feb-Mar 2021
"Drawing Challenge XIX" Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC online Mar 2021
"(re)Tell" HallSpace, Boston MA Feb-Mar 2021
"Drawing Challenge XVIII" Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC online Feb 2021
"Drawing Challenge XVII" Jason McCoy Gallery, NYC online Jan 2021
"The Future Is Many Colors at Moakley Courthouse" (8-person show),
Array Contemporary at J.J.Moakley Federal Courthouse, Boston MA. Jan-Mar 2021
/Recent/ SOLO EXHIBITIONS
"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).
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/
Co-Curated/exhibited:: "The Future Is Many Colors", Array Contemporary online
"Droplets: Hallspace Drawing Project " , HallSpace, Boston MA
"PAAM Show", Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown MA
"Spring Flash! - a Pop-Up Virtual Exhibition ", Equity Gallery, New York, NY
"That’s Cliché, or Not", Drawing Project, HallSpace, Boston MA
"Resist", Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown MA
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
"PAAM Show", Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown MA
"Sideshow Nation VI: The Greatest Show on Earth" Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY --reviewed
"B4 Peace: Building a Peaceable Community Art Invitational",
(part of "Prospect 4: New Orleans Art Triennial"), New Orleans Art Center, New Orleans LA
"Inherent Vitality", 555 Gallery, South Boston, MA -- reviewed;
"Sideshow Nation V", Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY -- 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
"Summer Selections Show", Hutson Gallery, Provincetown MA
"In Sight", Lunder Center for the Arts, Lesley University, Cambridge MA
"Sideshow Nation III: Circle the Wagons!!! " 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 II – the Alamo", Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY -- reviewed
"Summer Show", Hutson Gallery, Provincetown MA.
"Off the Wall", Danforth Art Museum, Framingham MA (juried by Dina Deitch,
Curator of Contemporary Art, DeCordova Museum)
"Sideshow Nation", Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
"Summer Show", Joyce Chasan Fine Art / Artsource International, New York, NY
"12th Annual Invitational", Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY -- reviewed
"Juried Exhibition", Provincetown Art Museum, Provincetown MA (juried by Allison Kemmerer,
Addison Gallery of American Art)
Curated/exhibited: "Reaching for the Sky: 4 Artists Working w/Color", Hutson Gallery, Ptown MA --reviewed
"Juried Show", Danforth Art Museum, Framingham MA (selected by Katherine French, Museum Director)
CURATORIAL PROJECTS / WRITING ON ART:
PUBLISHED: “The Art of Philip Gerstein” (Oct 2020 – Present): Monthly online feature in
Scene4 - International Magazine of Arts and Culture. (See above.)
CO-CURATED/EXHIBITED: "The Future Is Many Colors" (2020) Array Contemporary online
CURATING/EXHIBITING: "Out of This World: Sci-Fi & Fantasy in Art",
(Scheduled 9/20 - 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.
( INCLUDED: award-winning Essay “Parallel Paths That Intersect” by Brian George -- PUBLISHED
CURATED: “What We Have Wrought: Photographs of Mags Harries, Neal Rantoul, Eleanor Steinadler” ,
(Apr 2019) 3-person invitational photography show, Galatea Fine Art.
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), "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