Art

Cozette Phillips

Associate Professor

I am a practicing artist and exhibit sculpture in national and international venues. My artwork is in both public and private collections including the Michigan Legacy Art Park, the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN and on permanent display at Okayakohan Public Park in Okaya, Japan. I approach my art making, research and exhibition practice as an opportunity for cultural enrichment and engagement with diverse communities; which informs my teaching and fuels my love for art education.

I have gained a diverse perspective through my experiences as an artist, educator and curator; all of which heighten my sensitivity towards the subject matter of art and the populations it serves. I believe in cultivating curiosity, knowledge and appreciation of the arts. I teach Sculpture, 3D Design, 2D Design and Art Appreciation.

I hold a Master of Fine Arts degree from New Paltz State University of New York in Metals and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Illustration from The Columbus College of Art and Design. Artist residencies include The School for American Crafts at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Trondheim, Norway, Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX and the Metal Museum in Memphis, TN.

M.F.A., State University of New York
B.F.A., Columbus College of Art & Design

Washington State Arts Commission Curator Roster, 2019-2022.

Best of Show, Allied Arts Juried Exhibition, Gallery at the Park, Richland, WA, 2019.

Interstate Exhibition Award, Sarah Spurgeon Gallery at Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, 2017.

Spokane Arts Grant Award, Spokane Arts, 2017.

Sculpture Exhibition Award, FIGGE Art Museum, Davenport, IA, 2016.

First Place Art Walk Central, Art Reach of Mid-Michigan, 2015.

Sister-City Outdoor Sculpture Proposal, Okaya, Japan, 2015.

Excellence in Technique Award, 53rd Annual Greater Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, Midland, MI, 2014.

Professional Development Grant, Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, Lansing, MI, 2014.

Lighton International Artist Exchange Grant, Kansas City Artist Coalition, 2011.

Best Of, International Sculpture Exhibition, Rogue Space Gallery, Chelsea, NY, 2010.

Research and Creative Project Grant, State University of New York, 2009 and 2010.

Research through Artist Residencies include the Metal Museum, Memphis, TN, 2014.

Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX, 2014-2015.

Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, 2010-2011.

Lademoen Kunstnerverksteder in Trondheim, Norway, 2011.

Sister City Celebration, Nagano Nippo Japan, July 3, 2015.

Sculptors Visit, Okaya, Japan City Paper, July 7, 2015.

Sculpture to Japan, Randi Shaffer, Morning Sun, May 6, 2015.

Here to There at the University Art Gallery, Brianna Rivet,

Valley Vanguard, October 26, 2015. Art that’s deep, ART

EVERYWHERE, Susan Byrnes, Dayton City Paper, September 2-8, 2014.

One outsized exhibit at Rosewood, HWD, Pamela Dillon,Dayton Democratic News, Aug. 31, 2014.

Careful Aim, Gaile Robinson, Fort Worth Star Telegram, November 11, 2012.

Blinders On, Joseph Clark, Scene Magazine, March 7, 2012.

Cool Cleveland, Isaack Mell, March 4, 2012.

Listen-Utstillingsoversikt 3, Norwegian Art Yearbook, January 28, 2011.

Underskog er et Bengler-Prosject, January 20, 2011.