In marrying sculpture, painting, performance, film, sound, and architecture, Philip Haas has created a contemporary visual vocabulary all his own. He describes his process as “sculpting by thinking.” His work -- defined by a series of spectacular transformations in scale and medium -- is in dialogue with the history of art. His art is visceral, operatic, sensuous and poetic.
Haas’s groundbreaking artwork has been featured in such museums as the National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), the Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth, Texas), the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, Arkansas), the Dulwich Picture Gallery (United Kingdom), and the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris). In the public realm, his work has been exhibited in the Piazza del Duomo (Milan) and the Gardens of Versailles (France). His monumental sculpture series FOUR SEASONS has been touring since 2010, currently in its sixteenth venue. A major retrospective of his work opens at the Museum Flehite in the Netherlands in February 2023 (https://museumflehite.nl/en/exhibitions/sculpture-breathes-life/).
He was educated at Harvard University and has taught at Princeton University. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as other awards. His feature film “Angels & Insects” was nominated for the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or and an Academy Award. Philip Haas lives on the island of Procida in the Bay of Naples.