Philip Tsiaras is an international Greek artist who lives and works in New York City. Tsiaras works in a range of mediums, including painting, photography, glass, ceramic, and bronze. He has exhibited in the Venice Biennale three times and produced a ten-foot bronze sculpture inspired by the Grand Canal entitled Social Climber. Since 1974 he made more than seventy-five one-person exhibitions, including at the Seattle Museum of Art; the State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki; Mannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim; Bernier/Eliades Gallery, Athens; Studio Palazzoli, Milan; Shea & Becker Gallery, New York; Margulies/Taplin Gallery, Miami; Tegnerforbundet Gallery, Oslo; Museum Santa Apollonia, Venice; Galerie Dominion, Montreal; Swank/The Regency-Intercontinental, Hong Kong; Newport Art Museum, RI; Villa Reale, Monza; The Currier Museum of Art; Blender Gallery, Glyfada, Greece; Spazio Cavalieri di Malta, Syracuse; Pinakothek of the Cyclades, Syros; Contemporary Istanbul; Biennale of Photography, Torino; Gallery DeNovo, Sun Valley; Centro St. Bénin, Aosta; Pinakothek of Ithaca; Museum of Contemporary Art of Crete; Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki; Stella Art Foundation, Moscow; Museum of Modern Art, Shenzhen; and Grand Gallery, New York City.
Tsiaras has been the recipient of many national prizes: the American Academy Award for Poetry, the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, New York State CAP grant, two National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grants, a nomination for the Blickle Stiftung International Photography Prize (Germany), and the Generali Assicurazioni Gold Medal Award for “Civilita” (Venice). His works are widely collected in corporate, private, and museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fifteen books and catalogues are attributed to his work, most notably monographs (published by Mondadori Electa), and a book of photographs entitled, Family Album (published by Contrasto, Rome). A recent thirty-year retrospective of photography entitled Philip Tsiaras: SUPEREAL was published by the Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki.