Phillip Estlund

b. 1974, Athens, Greece
Lives and works in New York, NY and West Palm Beach, FL


1997     BFA Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD

1995     Academie voor Beeldende Vorming, Tilburg, Netherlands

2013    Derelict Nature, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL (Solo)
            Work/Space, ACME Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
            The Beacon, Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY
2012    New Art/ South Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
            Born of the Sun, Crisp-Ellert Museum, Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL (Two-artist exhibition with Mark Estlund)
            Subprime/Subtropics, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL (Solo)
            The Haberdashery, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
            The Unethical Anthropologists, Fold Gallery, London
            Bad for You, Shizaru Gallery, London

2011    Five Year Anniversary, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL
            Cool Videos for a Hot Florida Summer, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL     
2010    Video selections from MOCA North Miami’s permanent collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL     
            Museo de Arte de El Salvador, selections from MOCA North Miami Optic Nerve video collection, San Salvador, El Salvador
            Hunt and Chase, Salomon Contemporary, East Hampton, NY, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody and James Salomon
           Think Pink, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody

2009    Gavlak, Nova, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Beach, FL (Solo)
            Fourth All-Media Juried Exhibition, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL
            Pulp Fiction, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY
2008    NADA art fair, Eleven Rivington, Miami, FL
            I Won’t Grow Up, Cheim & Read, New York, NY, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody and Donald Baechler
            Passage, The Library, Baltimore, MD
           Take Flight, Creative Time Benefit, New York, NY
           Pivot Points Part 2: New Mythologies, Museum of Contemporary Art at Goldman Warehouse, Miami, FL, Curated by
           Bonnie Clearwate
           southXeast, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
2007   Modern Nature, Gavlak Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL (solo exhibition)
           Art Basel Miami Beach Art Video Lounge – Videotheque, Miami Beach, FL
           7 For All Mankind & Conde Nast Media exhibition, NADA Art Fair, Miami, FL curated by Sarah Gavlak,
           Fit To Print, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY
           Better, The Lab, Denver, CO, curated by Adam Lerner   
           Undertow: A Survey of South Florida Contemporary Art, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey                                      
           What’s Your Hobby? The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody
           Optic Nerve, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, FL
           White Columns Benefit Auction, White Columns, New York, NY
           Paper Ball, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY
           The Armory Show, Gavlak Gallery, New York, NY
           Palm Beach 3, Phillip Estlund and Jose Alvarez, Gavlak Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

2006   Mélange, Gavlak Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
           Gimme Shelter, Shelter Island, NY, Curated by Megan Riley
           Scope Hamptons, Gavlak Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
          The Palm Beach Biennial, Gavlak Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
           Column Climbers/Landscape with Boat, video installation, Dr. Marvin and Elayne
           Mordes Collection, West Palm Beach, FL
           PalmBeach3, Gavlak Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL (two-artist with Jose Alvarez)
           Insight, outdoor sculpture exhibition, PalmBeach3, West Palm Beach, FL

2004   Aquacycle, Commissioned sculpture, Art in Public Places program University Park Library, Jacksonville, FL
           The Drawer Boy, Robert and Mary Montgomery Gallery, Florida Stage, Manalapan, FL
           The House; Final Exhibition, The House, Miami, FL

2002   Artpoint, ArtBasel, catalogue essay by Dominic Malone, Miami Beach, FL
           The NO Show, Fredrick Snitzer Gallery, Miami, FL
           Showtel, Hotel Biba, West Palm Beach, FL

2001    Light, Gallery Four, Baltimore, MD

2000   Saturn V, Gallery Four, Baltimore, MD
           Grandstand Sculpture, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, MD

1999    Arlington Art Center/ School 33 Art Center Collaborative Exhibit,
            School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD
           Separately Together, Gallery Francois E.S.F., Baltimore, MD
           Artscape 2000 minus 1, Mayor's Advisory Committee on Art and Culture,  Baltimore, MD           

1998    Filler, 3 Blue Lights, San Francisco, CA


“Lee, Estlund Shows at Gavlak United in Concern for the Natural World” Palm Beach Daily News, April 30, 2013

“Natural and man-made disasters strike in the art of Phillip Estlund,” Sun Sentinel, March 22, 2012

“Paradise is Eerie: Phillip Estlund at the Art & Culture Center,” Broward New Times, May 10, 2012

“Artist Surveys Wreckage With Sharpness, Humor,” Boca Magazine, April 20, 2012

Profile, Phillip Estlund, On View Magazine, February/March 2012

New Synthetic Realism, Art & Culture, Fall 2010, essay by John Loring

EXIT Magazine: Cut & Paste, Issue 35, October-December 2009

“Pulp Fiction,” The New Yorker, February 4, 2009

Collage: Assembling Contemporary Art, 2008, Black Dog Publishing

southXeast: Contemporary Southeastern Art exhibition, New Times, February 28, 2008

Phillip Estlund: Modern Nature, New Times, December 27, 2007

Florida Inside Out, January/February, 2007

Art Basel Miami Beach 2006, Stefan Levine, Gas Man, December 2006

WPTV, NBC feature by Tim Malloy, West Palm Beach, aired July, 2006

Folio Weekly, Art in the City, Jacksonville, FL, January, 2005

Neighborhoods Magazine, New Art, New Facilities, Jacksonville, FL October, 2004

Closer Magazine, Artist Estlund, Volume one, Issue 8, 2002

Peek Review online magazine, "Gallery Four Takes Off",, October, 2000

Baltimore Magazine, "Ten to Watch: Meet the Future of Local Art", September, 2000


Florida Atlanta University, southXeast panel discussion, 2008

Douglas Anderson School for the Arts, Alumni speaker,2004

University Park Library, Aquacycle lecture, 2004

Palm Beach Community College, Panelist, 2003

Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Sculpture Now’

Panelist, 2002

The Urban Institute, ‘Investing in Creativity: A Study of Support

Structures for U.S. Artists’ 2000

National Association of Arts Organizations, Washington D.C., ‘Co-Gen Project’, 2000