Phil McGaughy
Phil McGaughy was born in 1970 in Washington DC. Making art and playing drums as a teenager landed him at the San Francisco Art Institute where he earned his BFA in 1992. After many years of music projects and art shows in the Bay Area, Phil returned to art school in 2014 and received his MFA from the University of Delaware. In 2017 Phil helped start MycoWorks, a Mycelium biotech company in the Bay Area that specializes in making mushroom leather. Phil lives in San Anselmo CA with his wife Mette Qvistgaard and a 14 yr old golden retriever named Snowy. Phil is still employed as a Research Assistant at Mycoworks.
MFA University of Delaware, 2016, emphasis in sculpture
BFA  San Francisco Art Institute, 1992, emphasis in painting 

 2017-2021  Senior Technician, MycoWorks
 2016  Intro to Sculpture, University of Delaware
 2015  Core Design, University of Delaware
 2015  Design for non-majors, University of Delaware
2020 'TIDE: AT THE COMING OF THE NIGHT', Jemez Springs, New Mexico, Collaboration with the 181 Collective
2019 'Light sorts in a field', High Desert Test Sites, Yucca Valley, CA, Collaboration with the 181 Collective
2019 'reST stOP', a non-linear series of roadside situations composed across the continental United States. Collaboration with the 181 Collective
2017 ‘The AbstrAction’ juried exhibition at Marin MOCA, Novato CA
2017 ‘Emerging artists of Northern California’ at Marin MOCA, Novato CA
2017 ‘The turbid tides’ solo exhibition at PRACTICE Gallery, Philadelphia PA
2016 ‘GHOST TECH’ Immersion residency at the Anacostia Art Center, Washington DC
2016 ‘Farewell’ University of Delaware MFA thesis exhibition, Wilmington DE       
2016 ‘The Art of Catching Serpents’ group show. Takt Kunstprojektraum, Berlin, Germany
2016 ‘RBTL’ CAA regional MFA exhibition. Katzen Art Center, American University, Washington DC
2015 ‘Welcome’ group exhibition, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington DE
2015 ‘Fluid Geometries’ two-person show with Bernard Klevickas, Grizzly Grizzly,  Philadelphia PA   
2014 ‘Process Wood’ group exhibition, Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, Philadelphia PA 
2014 ‘Obscura apparition’ installation, Digital Obscura, San Francisco CA
2013 ‘Thin Piece of Solid’ solo show, Singlewide Gallery, Oakland CA
2013 ‘Acclimatized; Heaven and Earth’ outdoor group sculpture exhibition, Carkeek Park, Seattle WA, 
2013 ‘Lobbyscapes’ solo show, Pro Arts @ Latham Square, Oakland CA, 2013
2012 ‘ARTSHOP’ solo show, Progressive Grounds Cafe, San Francisco CA       
 2012 ‘NU Body’ group show, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco CA
2012 'Pigeons and Stuff' group show, Workspace Limited, San Francisco CA
2012 ‘A dreamscape for Gypsum board Walls’ solo show, Space 868, Bolinas CA
2010 ‘Biomimicry’ group show, Eleanor Harwood Gallery, San Francisco CA 
2010 ‘Unnatural manipulations’ Arc for Architecture solo show, San Francisco CA
2009 ‘Artist Furniture Exhibition group show, Fourth St. Gallery, Long Beach CA
2009 ‘’Deeper Visions 2’ group show, Shelter Surf shop, Long Beach CA           
2008 ‘Form + A survey of Abstract Art from the Bay Area’ group show, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco CA
 2016  Anacostia Art Center’s “Immersion” residency, Washington DC
 2001  Asphodel music residency at the compound, San Francisco

 Gaston, Diana, Juror for Studio visit volume 37, The Open Studios Press, 2017, Print 
 Epstein, Edward, The Gentle Art of Disruption: Three shows in Philadelphia; Artcritical, 2017, online publication
 Unsal, Merve, A Droll Thing. Newark, DE: University of Delaware, 2016. Print.

 2016  NEA-ART WORKS grant through the Anacostia Art Center for the IMMERSION residency, 
 2013  Working artist.Org micro-grant

 2015 Mycoworks summer intern, San Francisco
 1999 Asphodel/Recombinant music, San Francisco
  2009 Self-released solo 13-song LP under the stage name of Phil Crumar and the Wonderfuls entitled ‘5 seconds
  2004 Released 13 song LP with Asphodel records under the stage name of Phil Crumar entitled ‘So Unique’
  2000 Released 4 song EP with Asphodel Records under the stage name of Phil Crumar entitled ‘As it Goes’
  1999 Producer and recording artist with Sony Work Group for ‘Jimmy Luxury and the Tommy Rome Orchestra’

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