About    ︎

Photo: © Eva Zar
Peter Phobia is a New York-based illustrator and artist. Having spent most of his teens on a skateboard, he is deeply influenced by pop culture and everyday life observations.

He has worked with clients such as Samsung, Absolut, eBay, Rimowa, i-D, Guayaki, Gilette, VICE and many more. His artwork has been shown in numerous cities around the globe, such as New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Tel Aviv and Madrid, to name a few.

Peter Phobia is currently pursuing his MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay at School of Visual Arts. In 2018, Luftschacht published his graphic novel My father never cut his hair.


To get in touch, please email to
hello@peterphobia.com

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Awards


Adobe Design Achievment Award 2019, Top Talent

3x3 Illustration Annual No 16: Professional Show
, Honorable Mention

3x3 Illustration Annual No 16: Student Show, Honorable Mention
American Illustration - AI 38, Chosen Winner
Society of Illustrators 61, Selected Winner (Book and Editorial)

Austria’s Most Beautiful Books 2018, Winner
Austrian Children’s Book Award 2019, Selected Winner

Selected Clients


Samsung, Absolut, eBay, Rimowa, i-D, Medium, Guayaki, Fatherly, Gilette, Kunsthalle Wien, Museumsquartier, Beefeater, Blonde, America, VICE

Books


My Father Never Cut His Hair, published by Luftschacht Verlag, 2018

Facts & Fiction, published by Pool Publishing, 2018

Never Felt So Good Before, published by Melville Brand Design, 2015



Solo Exhibitions


2018
IT’S COMPLICATED, Paul Roosen Contemporary, Hamburg (DE)

2017

I'LL BRING YOU FLOWERS, The Art Union, Berlin (DE)
LOST AND FOUND, Lomography Gallery, New York (US)
NO CIGARETTES, NO SLEEP, Gallery Hilger NEXT/ ProjectRoom, Vienna (AT)

2016
THE FALSE STORIES I TELL MYSELF, Gustav, Vaduz (LI)
MY FAVORITE PLANT: CACTUS, Atelier Olschinsky Art Store, Vienna (AT)
KNOCKOUT, Improper Walls Gallery, Vienna (AT)

2015
BINGO, SERIGRAFFEUR Gallery, Berlin (DE)
NATURALLY BREWED, SWINTON & GRANT Gallery, Madrid (ES)
FREEDOM IS IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY FOR CHICKEN, SWDZ, Vienna (AT)
FUMETTO Comix-Festival / Satellite, Parterre, Lucerne (CH)
SEE YOU LATER, We Are Friends Artspace, Essen (DE)

2014
ZAMM OPENING SHOW (David Leitner & Peter Phobia), ZAMM, Vienna (AT)
THE FRIED EGG´S CONNECTION (Elna & Peter Phobia), Serigraffeur Galerie, Paris (FR)


Group Exhibitions (selection)
   

2019
ILLUSTRATORS 61, Society of Illustrators, New York (US)
THE GOD OF DARK LAUGHTER, SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York (US)
FACING REALITIES, The Art Union, Berlin (DE)
KATZEN GEHEN IMMER NOCH, Affenfaust Gallery, Hamburg (DE)

2018
ACHT, Comicfestival Hamburg, Galerie Speckstraße, Hamburg (DE)
KNOTENPUNKT, Cuckoo´s Nest, Tel Aviv (IL)
RESISTANCE X, SC Gallery, Bilbao (ES)
X JAHRE KUNST, Affenfaust Gallery, Hamburg (DE)
TRANSITOS, SC Gallery, Bilbao (ES) 
 

2017
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, Affenfaust Gallery, Hamburg, (DE)
KNOTENPUNKT, Affenfaust Gallery, Hamburg (DE)
PARALLEL ART FAIR, Jan Arnold Gallery, Vienna (AT)
DSWC, ThinkTank Gallery, Los Angeles (US)
HOMELESS, AXEL VOID STUDIO, Miami (US)
REBEL AGAINST SKINCANCER, Improper Walls Gallery, Vienna (AT)
GSV ZEIGT, GSV, Vienna (AT)
WHAT’S UNDERNEATH, Wix Lounge, New York (US)

2016
THEY ALL WENT TO THE BEACH, Novomatic Forum, Vienna (AT)
PLEASE LET ME DIE ALREADY, KVIT Gallery, Copenhagen (DK)
BELGRADE ENCOUNTERS, Jan Arnold Gallery, Vienna (AT)
(IM)PROPER ILLUSTRATION, VDA Telsiu Gallery, Vilnius (LT)
LOOK AGAIN, Gallery HILGER Next, Vienna (AT)
OH THAT PLACE, Angewandte Innovation LAB, Vienna (AT)
K&K, Die Schöne, Vienna (AT)
SURFCITY, Ses Voltes, Palma de Mallorca (ES)
8TH BELGRADE ENCOUNTERS, Center For Graphic Art, Belgrade (RS)
SIGNED & NUMBERED II, Jan Arnold Gallery, Vienna (AT)
OOPS WE'RE DOING IT AGAIN, Improper Walls Gallery, Vienna (AT)
SURFCITY, Fàbrica Fabra i Coats, Barcelona (ES)
A GOOD THING, Alte Post Herrengasse, Vienna (AT)
LOVES ME / LOVES ME NOT, Atelier Olschinsky Art Store, Vienna (AT)

2015
100FOR10, Easyupstream Gallery, Munich (DE)
FESTIVAL OF HOPE, Raum D Museumsquartier, Vienna (AT)
BELGRADE ENCOUNTERS, Center For Graphic Art, Belgrade (RS)
THERE ARE NO KANGAROOS IN AUSTRIA, Casa Nueve, Puebla (MX)
BUSK - LOOK AT ME NOW, Inoperable Gallery, Vienna (AT)
SUMMER STAGE - Sculpture Garden, Vienna (AT)
SILK ROAD LOVE, Kunstsalon Seidenstrasse, Vienna (AT)
DRECKIGES GESCHÄFT, KUNSTVEREIN GRAZ, Regensburg (DE)

2014
JCSS II, Perfekt Box/ Museumsquartier, Vienna (AT)
NO REGRETS, Künstlerhaus, Vienna (AT)
STREET SHEETS, MS Zufriedenheit, Würzburg (DE)
ICH KENNE KEIN WEEKEND, SWDZ, Vienna (AT)
SOYBOT’S SOUR COCKTAIL HOUR, Atelier Soybot, Vienna (AT)
EARLY BIRDS, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (AT)



2019 © Peter Phobia