Philip Hazard

Philip Hazard
Toledo, Ohio

Philip Hazard artwork currently on view at 20 North Gallery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For purchase inquiries, please contact 20 North Gallery:
419-241-2400  or  info@20northgallery.com

Artist Biography
A native of Toledo, Philip Hazard lived in New York City for over 25 years, being inspired by the energized and gritty sides of a big city aesthetic.  His diverse personal life experiences influence the content and subject matter of his multi-layered mixed media work.  He holds a B.A. from the University of Toledo in Film and Design and studied screenwriting and film directing at New York University Film School.  He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Bowling Green State University (Ohio) in 2007.

Hazard combines and layers oil and acrylic paint, photographic silkscreen, mixed media collage and assemblage on canvas to explore the larger context of the relationship between disparate images and their dialogue.  Neon is used as the focus and emphasis within his work; the inspiration and subject matter stemming from personal obsessions, idealized pop culture, urban decay and ready-made found materials. Painting, collage, mixed media, metal, assemblage and text are layered on canvas to explore the larger context of the relationship between disparate images and their dialogue

Photo by Tina Gionis Photography

Hazard’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally.  Mr. Hazard’s artwork has been published in many books and magazines, including the books Tools as ArtContemporary Neon and the Japanese magazine Pronto. His artwork is included in many public and private collections including the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. and the US Embassy in Katmandu, Nepal.

Philip Hazard also has a background in film and theatre.  He has written and directed films that have been screened at the Ann Arbor Film Festival and on public television.  Hazard’s The Spider Sisters, shot in New York City’s east village was declared Cult Hit at the 1993 Arizona International Film Festival.  His television film Loco Vida was partially funded with grants from the Tucson Pima Arts Council and The Tucson Community Cable Corporation. Two plays written by Hazard have been produced Off-Off Broadway in New York City.  Take Off Your Sunglasses at the New York Theatre Ensemble and No Brakes at The American Renaissance Theatre.

Mr. Hazard’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally.  His neon paintings have been published in many books and magazines, including the books Tools as Art, Contemporary Neon and the Japanese magazine Pronto. His artwork is included in many public and private collections including the National Building Museum in Washington, DC and the US Embassy in Katmandu, Nepal.

After a long career in the neon sign industry in New York City, Mr. Hazard now teaches studio art classes Bowling Green State University and Owens Community College (Perrysburg, Ohio).

Previous 20 North Gallery exhibitions including artwork by Philip Hazard

For purchase inquiries, please contact 20 North Gallery:
419-241-2400  or  info@20northgallery.com