Philip Gerstein has been exhibiting in NYC, Provincetown MA, and very extensively in the Boston area, as well as organizing and curating painting and photography shows. His paintings are in private collections across the US and in Europe. He is represented by gallery Lichtundfire in NYC.
Philip was born and raised in Moscow, USSR; he and his family arrived in the US as refugees with next to no possessions, but with the high values of education and cultural enrichment. After pursuing a PhD in Art History at Harvard University, he studied painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Japanese calligraphy with Toshu Ogawa.
Philip's abstract paintings engage the viewer directly through emotive color, unusual texture, and kinetic compositions. His work has been extensively reviewed, praised and reproduced in such publications as The Boston Globe, ArtScope Magazine, and Art New England, and NYC art blogs.
Philip is also a published essayist; his online feature, "The Art of Philip Gerstein", is published monthly in Scene4 – International Magazine of Arts and Culture and receives thousands of views every month.