Philip Govedare

Philip Govedare creates complex, layered landscapes that evoke a response and interpretation of the natural world. By using natural pigment oil paints, the layers express unique meanings to the conditions of the landscapes including light, color, texture, and atmosphere. He hopes for the audience to question what kind of relationship we have with the world and see the human impact on a fragile environment. 

“I endeavor to create a fictional response to an observed phenomenon, a metaphor that is infused with a blend of celebration, apprehension and doubt about our place in the natural world. In this manner, [these works] may allude to the past and simultaneously project into the future.”

  • – Philip Govedare


Philip Govedare earned his BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from Tyler School of Art/Temple University in Philadelphia. His solo exhibitions were exhibited at Paul Cava Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Painting Center in New York, Francine Seders Gallery, Prographica Gallery, Davis and Cline Gallery, D.P. Fong Galleries, The Untitled Gallery, and Bickett Gallery. For group exhibitions, he was part of SURGE Exhibition at the Museum of Northwest Art, Sam Francis Gallery at Crossroads in Santa Monica, CA, Koplin del Rio Gallery; Jenkins Johnson Gallery, Davis/McClain Gallery, and Gallery Artists. His works were also exhibited internationally at Associazione Culturale II Granarone and La Galleria Temple in Italy. He won 1st place at Bellingham National 2019 Juried Art Exhibition and Awards and received other awards such as The Pollack-Krasner Foundation, NEA Visual Artist fellowship, Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, Fellowship in Visual Arts, and many more. He currently works as an art professor in Painting and Drawing at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.

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Videos Featuring Philip Govedare

  • Philip Govedare: The Art of Climate Change