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Philip S. Drill

31 Carter Road
West Orange, NJ 07052, U.S.A.
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Phone: (973) 736-2979

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Philip S. Drill is intrigued and inspired by natural forms. This artist’s compositions combine structural integrity with the sensual curvilinear grace of found natural objects, such as leaves, shells or bone fragments. A walk in the woods, a stroll on the beach or a city street, and even the remains of a meal have served as a catalyst to creating a design.

An engineer by training, Drill began his career as an artist working with welded metal. An interest in organic form led him to explore the expressive possibilities of more plastic media such as clay, wax or plaster, then casting each sculpture in bronze, acrylic or stainless steel.

Philip Drill holds a degree from Widener University in civil engineering. He studied sculpture with Claudio Capotondi, Harold Sclar and Hans Rowensky.

His award-winning work has been well received in many one-man shows, juried exhibitions, art festivals and museums; his sculpture is represented in numerous private, corporate and public collections. Drill is currently represented by Ranieri Gallery, New York, N.Y.

Selected Shows:

  • Steinway Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC 2003
  • Annual Gaelen Gallery Invitational 2000*, 2001* & 2003*
  • National Arts Club Members Show 1999, 2000 and 2001
  • Pound Ridge Historical Society Annual Art Show, 1998*
  • Ridgewood Art Institute 18th Annual Regional Open Juried Show 1998*
  • National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section - 1994
  • Widener University, one-man show, October 1993
  • Waters Gallery, one-man show, January 1993
  • Riker Hill Art Park, 1991 and 1992
  • New Images in American Art, 1988
  • Ringwood Manor Association of Arts*, 1987, 2nd Place Award
  • Brandeis University National Women’s Committee*, 1987
  • Art Council Annual, Montclair State College, 1985
  • Bergen Museum of Art & Science*, 1984
  • Knickerbocker Artist*
  • Temple B’Nai Jeshurun, 1982
  • American Veterans Society of Artists*, 1981 Grumbacher Medallion
  • Salmagundi Club*, 1981, 1983, 1984
  • Newark Academy, one-man show, 1981
  • New Jersey Hudson Artists, 1980 Honorable Mention: 1983, Cash Award
  • Summit Art Center, 1980
  • Art Center of New Jersey, 1980 3rd place award; 1989, best of show award
  • Monmouth College Festival of Fine Art*, 1980
  • West Orange Public Library* 1979; one-man show 1981
  • Fairlawn Art Association, 1979
  • Temple Beth El, Boca Raton, Fla. 1979
  • Galleria Ranieri, New York 1978.

*Juried show