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                        



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 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 Santiago-Perez

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 Osario

                A crowd of nobody- A Night of Performance- curator, Phoebe Wang. Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, Pa 2016     

                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,  American Sardine Bar, 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,


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 Communications                          

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


2019 Heather Raquel Phillips Talks Kink and Queer Liberation, Interview for Artblog Podcast, by Wit Lopez

2018         PHILADELPHIA “Lip-Sync Parade”, Critics Choice, ART, by Bea Huff Hunter

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