Phillip Andrew Lewis

Chattanooga, TN


Phillip Andrew Lewis, born 1973 in Memphis, TN, is a conceptually-based artist working in photography, objects, digital media, video, sound and installation. His creative research often responds to historical events, psychology, and phenomenology. This work consistently examines duration, perceptual limits and attentive observation. In addition to Lewis' individual studio practice, he is actively involved in the process of collaboration with artists and various groups.

Phillip has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally. He received a 2012 Creative Capital Grant in Visual Art for his ongoing long-term project entitled SYNONYM. He has also received generous support for his research from the Foundation for Contemporary Art in New York, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, The Center for Creative Photography, Tennessee Arts Commission, MakeWork, University of Tennessee, and the Urban Arts Commission. In 2005, Phillip co-founded Medicine Factory, an independent arts organization in downtown Memphis committed to supporting installation-based works. He currently teaches in the photography and media art program at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga.

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