Heather Raquel Phillips is a Philadelphia based artist working in photography, video, text, and performance. Phillips works with queer subjects to represent and produce autonomy for negated identities, striving for the liberation from normative compartmentalization. She welcomes the viewer into a conversation that questions and exposes race, gender & sexual classifications as an unstable social construct. Her goal is to simultaneously disrupt notions of normalcy and debunk a patriarchal & heteronormative power structure
Phillips received her BFA from Tyler School of Art (2008) and her MFA from University of Pennsylvania (2016) where she was awarded the Toby Devon Lewis Fellowship and the Stuart Egnal Scholarship Award.