2016       Master of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania  

                Certificate, Time Based Media, University of Pennsylvania                                     

2008       Bachelor of Fine Arts Cum Laude, Tyler School of Art                        



2019 Leather Archives & Museum 2019 Visiting Scholar

2017       Leeway Foundation Art & Change Grant

2016       Toby Devon Lewis Fellowship Award 

2015        Stuart Egnal Scholarship Award

2015        Howard A. Silverstein and Patricia Bleznak Silverstein Photography Studio  


2014-16  PennDesign Merit Scholarship

2008       Calumet Photographic Award, Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, Pa      

1991         Young Artist Scholarship, Moore College Of Art, Philadelphia, PA

1990        Young Artist Scholarship, Moore College Of Art, Philadelphia, PA



2019 Extra Parts (forthcoming) NAPOLEON group exhibition

Good Children, New Orleans, La 

 Stonewall @ 50  (forthcoming) group exhibition

Leonard Pearlstein Gallery, Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pa

At The Same Time, NAPOLEON Group Exhibition, Goggleworks, Reading, Pa.

2018      Lip Sync Parade, curator, Doah Lee, Fjord, Philadelphia, Pa

Short Ones | Long Ones: Time based work by Heather Raquel Phillips, curator Jose


Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago, Il

Face to Face: Portraits by Women, William Way LGBT Community Center,

Philadelphia, Pa

               Sloppy Seconds, Wit Lopez & Heather Raquel Phillips, Space 1026, Philadelphia, Pa

               (S)Extra: Bait & Switches (Solo) James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa

               New Members Show, Napoleon, Philadelphia, Pa

2017      Code, Curator, Heather ossandon, Hyphen Gallery, Washington D.C. 

               Betwixt & Between, curator Erin Williams. Muncie Makes Lab, Mucnie, IN

               Combination Skin, curator Liz Barr. Little Berlin, Philadelphia, Pa

               Equinox/Eqinoccio, curator Wit Lopez. 4oth St. A.I.R., Philadelphia, Pa

               Nuestro Tema: Llamada y Respuesta, Taller Puertorriqueño, Philadelphia, Pa

               MaterialKink. Curator, Jose Santiago-Perez. The Leather Archives and Museum, 

Chicago, IL

               The Bechdel Test Fest, Women & Trans Comedy Festival. Christ Church,

 Philadelphia, Pa

               Nasty Women,  ABD Photography & Gallery. Philadelphia, Pa

2016       Sage Reunion Tour, BLAM/56 Bogart, Brooklyn, New York

                215/610 Juried Exhibition, Delaware County Community College. Jurer, Pepón


                A crowd of nobody- A Night of Performance- curator, Phoebe Wang. Grizzly

Grizzly, Philadelphia, Pa     

                Happiness Greens Our Irrelevance- Curator, Hamza Walker. Mama Gallery, LA, CA. 

                EchoLocation- Curators: Kirsten Gill, Haely Chang & Hilary R. Whitman, 

Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA.

2015         Studio Berlin- Charles Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania

                 Victory for Tyler- Juror, Anthony Elms. Alumni Exhibition Series, Ice Box Project

Space, Philadelphia, PA.

                 Like- Charles Addams Gallery, University of Pennsylvania.

2014         He(Art) Show- Jinxed Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.

2013         Group Exhibition at The Dr. Ross Beitzel Art Gallery- Gloucester County College,

Sewell, NJ

                 Spring Show, Curator, Jody Sweitzer. Off The Wall Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.

                 High Wire Juried Exhibition- High Wire Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.

2012        Sexy Singles,  (solo) American Sardine, Philadelphia, Pa.

2011         Word on the Street- Nice Things Handmade, Philadelphia. Pa.

                 Simulacra- A Self Portrait Showcase, Intersections Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.

                 Trash Manifesto- Curator, Liat Pisco. Water Gallery, Landsdale, Pa

                 Left Overs- Black Vulture Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.

2010        That's What She Said- Intersections Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.

                 He(Art) Show- Toothless Cat Gallery, Philadelphia, Pa.

2009        Mixed- SAGE Projects, Philadelphia, Pa.

                 Tenuous Magic Parts- Curator, Joe Manteau. SAGE Projects, Philadelphia, Pa.

                 The 5th Annual Gloucester County Juried Photo and Print Show- Dr. Ross Beitzel

Art Gallery, Gloucester County College

2008        Latino Art From The Edge- Afro Taino's "Viernes Sociales" fund-raiser 

                 for Philadelphia's 46th Annual Puerto Rican Festival

                 Philadelphia Memorials- Tyler School of Art, Elkins Park, Pa..

                 The Photo Review Web Exhibition.

                 Is it Possible to Make a Photograph of New Jersey Regardless of Where     

                 You are in the World?- Curator, Laurel Ptak. Pierro Gallery, New Jersey 

2007        Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibition- School District of Philadelphia

                 Gloucester County Juried Photography & Print Exhibition 


2018         Soft Synth + Bight Bound, NAPOLEON, Philadelphia, Pa

Black & Blue, The Colors of Leather, co-curated with Amy Phillips, William Way

LGBT Community Center, Philadelphia,Pa

2017          I/We In/Out Our/Own, Pete Checchia Art & Photography, Philadelphia, Pa

                  Embracing Failure, Off The Wall Gallery, Philadelphia Pa


2018        (S)Extra, limited edition self-published magazine

                 FU/FO (volume 3), Collaborative art book with Chiara No

2017         FU/FO (volume 2), Collaborative art book with Chiara No & Samuel Gallery

2016         FU/FO, Collaborative art book with Chiara No & Samuel Gallery

 2015         Studio Berlin, Exhibition book, PennDesign

2008        Photographer's Forum:  Best of College Photography Annual Published by Serbin


                  Photographer's Forum:  Best of Photography Annual Published by Serbin



2019 Critics Pick, Lip Sync Parade By Bea Huff Hunter 

Heather Raquel Phillips Talks Kink and Queer Liberation, Interview for Artblog

Podcast, by Wit Lopez

2018     If You Want to Watch, You Can Watch: A Conversation with Multimedia Artist

Heather Raquel Phillips

Sixty Inches From Center, December 20th, 2018, written by Kirin Wachter-Grene

From kinky to whimsical and humorous, it’s sexual healing at Space 1026 in Sloppy

Seconds,    Artblog, June 22nd 2018, Logan Cryer

                 Multimedia exhibit looks at the body from all angles, Philadelphia Gay News, May

24th, 2018, Ray Simon

                  Exhibit explores ‘the colors of leather’,  Philadelphia Gay News, February 7th,  2018,

Ray Simon

                  (S)Extra: Bait and Switches, Interview with Heather Raquel Phillips, Title Magazine,

June 2018,  Interview by Keenan Bennett

                  Heather Raquel Phillips, making her black-and-blue mark in the community ,

Philadelphia Gay News, Family Portrait By Suzi Nash

2016         Wandering Around Bushwick’s Second International Gallery  Biennial, Hyperallergic,

photoessay: October 24th, 2016, Tod Seelie

2012          The Deviant, Online Blog Video Interview by C.A. Conrad          

                   Television Interview for Sexy Singles Exhibition, Good Day Philadelphia, Fox 29,

Television by Mike Jerrick

Artist Talks

2019 Visual Artist Presentation: Heather Raquel Phillips

Penn State Brandywine, Media, Pa

2018 Public Conversation between Heather Raquel Phillips & Kirin Wachter-Grene

Leather Archives & Museum, Chicago, Il

Artist Talk: Heather Raquel Phillips - (S)Extra: Bait & Switches

James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA