Bio

Philana Oliphant Bio

Philana Oliphant is an East Texas-based artist whose interdisciplinary work includes drawings, sculpture, prints, and installations. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally for thirty years. Recently her solo exhibition Wingload appeared in KSpace Gallery in Corpus Christi Texas, Texas Juried Exhibition, Fort Worth Texas, and Recording History, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame of Maryland University.

She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Women in the Arts from the Women’s Foundation of East Texas, and her work is included in several permanent collections, such as the Artist Printmaker Research Collection at Texas Tech University and the Wichita Falls Museum of Art.

Oliphant teaches printmaking and advanced and figure drawing at Tyler Junior College, where she serves as gallery director. She has received the Mattie Alice Scroggins Baker Excellence in Teaching Award and has been nominated for several others.

She lives and works in East Texas, where she shares the forest and a studio with her husband James R Pace, their poet daughter Aza Pace, and three amazing rescued dogs.