Starlia Phillips


Starlia Phillips, an artist pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas State University, is a visionary sculpture and multimedia artist hailing from the picturesque town of Driftwood, Texas. With a passion for transforming raw materials into thought-provoking creations, Starlia’s artistic journey is testament to her dedication and creative prowess. 


Her exploration of sculpture transcends conventional boundaries, blending traditional techniques with a contemporary aesthetic. Starlia’s work often reflects the intersection of nature and human experience, with a keen focus on evoking emotion and introspection. Her sculptures, characterized by intricate detailing and a harmonious fusion of materials, have earned her recognition in both local and regional art scenes.


In the realm of pate de verre, Starlia’s meticulous craftsmanship brings glass to life in a unique and enchanting manner. Her ability to mold and shape glass with precision and finesse results in captivating pieces that reflect both fragility and resilience. The delicate interplay of light and color in her pate de verre works add a mesmerizing addition to her artistic portfolio.


With a solid foundation in fine arts, Starlia continues to evolve as an artist, constantly pushing the envelope of her creativity. Starlia’s work invites viewers to embark on a journey of discovery, where each piece tells a story that resonates with the soul and stimulates the imagination. 

EDUCATION
BFA Studio Art (pending), Texas State University, San Marcos (expected May 2024)
AA Studio Art, Austin Community College, Austin, TX 2020


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2024 Unnamed - Texas State Galleries (pending May)

2023 San Marcos Studio Tours - San Marcos, TX 

2023 Disabled and Proud - Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

        LBJ Student Center (pending March 30th)

2023 Student Juried Exhibition - Texas State Galleries, San Marcos, TX  
        Juror: Mark Pascale, the Janet and Craig Duchossois Curator of Prints and Drawing at the Art              Institute of Chicago

2023 Wimberley Valley Art League Spring, Wimberley, TX Exhibition

        Juror: Tom Jean Webb

2023 Wimberley Valley Art League Mid-Winter Exhibition, Wimberley, TX

        Juror: Jacquie Martinez
2022 Sugar Rush, San Marcos, TX
2022 Entryway Exhibition, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2021 Hallway Exhibition, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
2020 Dougherty Arts Center 44th Annual Student Arts Exhibition, Austin, TX
2020 East Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX
2020 Fountain Exhibition, Austin Community College, Austin, TX


COLLECTIONS
Juneau Ranch, Driftwood TX

Thomas Sonberg Collection, Driftwood, TX
Eisenbise, Enid OK

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2 Moons Art Loft - Gallery Manager

Dripping Springs TX

1/2024 - Present


Silo Glass and Studio

Wimberley TX - Studio Assistant

10/2023 - 12/2023


Austin Community College Highland Campus - Gallery Intern
Austin TX
08/2020 – 12/2020

Hill Country Senior Center - Volunteer Art Instructor
Dripping Springs TX
2017 – 2022

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Dripping Springs Art League - Fundraising Chair

Glass Art Society

International Sculpture Center
International Society of Glass Beadmakers

San Marcos Art League

Wimberley Valley Art League