Born in Georgia and educated at Stanford and Oxford, Ré Phillips (b. 1988) is an artist whose work explores art as ethnography. The prominent themes in her work include diaspora and migration, civil and human rights, language and semiotics, and symbols of faith and peace- all through a global lens. She has exhibited her art in New Delhi, Barcelona, Oxford, Ankara, Guangzhou, Atlanta and Palo Alto.
As a Georgia native, Ré grew up amidst the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement. In addition to being influenced by Dr. Martin Luther King’s ideas of non-violence, her work is also deeply informed by her background as an international cultural envoy performing with national theater companies around the world, as well her experiences living, working, and studying in 30 countries.
Ré describes herself as, “A storyteller– a painterly griot of sorts. My stories are layered and address local and global dilemmas through a deeply personal lens– a lens which marries true narratives together with fanciful fiction. Ultimately, I hope to alchemize both personal and global socio‐political struggles into works of beauty, hope, and fascination, for both the viewers and for myself.”