Philana Oliphant’s work includes drawings, sculpture, installations and prints. She combines complex, intricate mark-making and paper-cutting with elegant three-dimensional forms to evoke a meditative, physiological response: the rhythmic sound of graphite on Duralar or a blade cutting through Yupo. Her highly detailed, palimpsestic works explore time and memory, as well as environmental change, loss, and repetition.
Her work has appeared nationally for thirty years and is included in several permanent collections, including the Artist Printmaker Research Collection at Texas Tech University and the Wichita Falls Museum of Art. Her work is currently on exhibition in the Delta Triennial in the Arkansas Museum of
Fine Arts, Cole Arts Center in Nacogdoches Texas among others. Recently her work
was included in a group exhibition at the Irving Arts Center (Marking space/ Holding
Time) and a solo exhibition Wingload exhibited at KSpace Contemporary in Corpus
Christi, Texas.

Originally from the Texas panhandle, she now lives and works in East Texas, where she shares the forest and a studio with her husband and three rescue dogs.