M.F.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Phil Hastings is a multi-disciplined artist and filmmaker whose work is rooted in the often-opposing subjects of the sciences and the spiritual with explorations tied to liminality and the transformation process. Concepts of adversity, transcendence, and rebirth are themes that infuse his work. His personal films include animation, experimental and narrative modes of working and have screened in festivals, galleries and museums internationally. He is a 2012 New York Foundation for the Arts Film/Video Fellow and was an invited artist in the 18th Biennale of Sydney where his film Steadfast was screened at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. His video documentation of the sexual cannibalism and reproduction practices of praying mantis has been licensed for shows on National Geographic television and the Canadian Broadcast Company and New Scientist magazine and can be seen in the Sony Pictures feature film Baby Baby Baby directed written and starring Brian Klugman. Phil Hastings is the founder of the SUNYWide Film Festival and former director of the Big Muddy Film Festival.
- SciArts Center
- Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
Awards and Honors
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- Morphology Series/NUCLEUS - Imagining Science. , Noorderlicht Photogallery (2017).