Lititz Fine Art Festival 2022
Phoebe J. Gilman received an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, an MSAE from Queens College and a BA in Fine Art from Macalester College. She worked as an art teacher in White Plains City School District for over thirty years before retiring in 2018. After relocating to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she began her most recent project of painting in-between urban spaces.
Phoebe has previously worked as the curator of The Al Oliver Children’s Museum in Queens, NY, in addition to curating exhibitions at the Hudson Center for Art and Photographic Resources and at Gallery 22 in Peekskill, NY. She co-founded Upstream Gallery in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, where she also produced several community shows.
Her paintings have been exhibited in the Katonah Museum of Art, Westchester Community College Center for the Arts, and Catskill Art Society, where she had a site-specific solo installation of found art paintings entitled Save This Too in 2017. Her painting was awarded Best in Show in the juried Small Works exhibition at the Garrison Art Center in 2016. In Lancaster, her juried work sold in the 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Auction for Artists and Collectors for the Demuth Museum and at the Longs Park Amphitheater Foundation GalaAuction in 2022. She received the top award Best of Show at Lititz Fine Art Festival in 2022.
Phoebe’s recent work emphasizes urban landscapes including New York, Baltimore and Lancaster City, where she currently lives with her husband.