Phillip Byrne was born in Sacramento and raised in California’s Central Valley. His work focuses on the porosity of bodies, and the non-anthropocentric entanglements between bodies, viewing life as predicated upon the multispecies collaborations and the relationships between different types of matter. Experiences with illness, and the simultaneous erosion and alteration of his body and mind, have informed his fascination with the permeability, breakdown, and the metamorphic nature of the boundaries of self and identity. In addition, his work explores posthuman ecologies where industrial materials are reabsorbed into organic processes while carrying remnants of industrialization, global communications, capitalism, but also engaged in a process of becoming other forms of self organizing matter. Phillip Byrne holds an MFA in Studio Art from the University of California, Davis and a BA in Studio Art from California State University, Stanislaus. He lives and works in Los Angeles. 

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