Philip Ross is an artist, educator and an inventor whose creative work is focused on the relationships between technologies and the greater living environment.
Philip’s artwork has been exhibited in venues that include the LACMA, the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Jurassic Technology amongst others. His curatorial projects include a history of bioreactor design for the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in 2007, founding and directing the ongoing CRITTER Salon, and recently producing an evening of live microscopy for the Hammer museum. His commissions include an exhibit for The Exploratorium’s Department of Living Systems and a new architectural work for the EatArt exhibit at the Kunsthalle in Düsseldorf.
Philip was an artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in 1998 and a MacDowell Colony Fellow in both 2004 and 2008. In 2007 he was invited to be an artist in residence at the University of Western Australia, where he produced a series of videos about microorganisms and laboratory culture.
From 2001- 2008 Philip was a visiting lecturer at Stanford University, U.C. Berkeley and the San Francisco Art Institute. He has led graduate seminars at the California College of the Arts as well as being a Porter Fellow at U.C. Santa Cruz. In 2008 Philip joined the University of San Francisco’s Department of Art and Architecture as an assistant professor. Philip’s educational experiences include the numerous classes, workshops and lectures he has offered on DIY biology over the past ten years.
Philip's residency results in a limited edition of cast mycelium and wood objects resulting from a decade long exploration and research into organic building materials.