Philippe Halaburda,

artist in New York

About Philippe


French born artist based in New York, USA

I am self-taught artist and I started my career on 1996 in Paris.

I graduated from EDTA SORNAS Graphic School, Paris, France with a Bachelor of Visual Communications degree (Graphic Design Major) in 1993.

I am currently living and working in New York, USA since November 2016.


Spatial representation of emotion in abstract maps


Why not bring interconnections from urban environment into art?

The blurry boundary between perception and experience always inspired me: I am interested in the randomness of emotional recognition through art by creating abstract landscapes from unconscious relations between humankind & urban or natural environments.


Guy Debord wanted to «change the city to change lives». In his «Poetics of Space», Gaston Bachelard created a philosophy of at homeness, rich in emotion and memory. As the urban question is at the heart of my art, I bring a poetic dimension to all these landscapes full of unknown connections and spontaneous interactions.

From direct experiences, my work delves into the complex undercurrents of intimate and collective relationships to examine contradiction, equilibrium, and harmony in human nature. My process engages with our world and calls upon a sense framework as a construct to bring the audience inside their own subconscious: the geographic abstraction.

Exhibitions since 1998



Selective collective shows

Chashama gallery, NY, USA

F&RG gallery, Hudson, NY, USA

The LionHeart gallery, Pound Ridge, NY, USA

Studio N2, Aix-en-Pce, France

Peyton Wright gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Le Formal, Aix-en-Pce, France

EAG gallery, Bruxelles, Belgium

Cultural centre, Les Taillades, France

Villa Baulieu art space, Rognes, France

Cultural centre, Istres, France

Guimick art space, Marseille, France

Grimaldi Forum, Monaco, France

Nyons cityhall, Nyons, France

Swisscom International, Bern, Switzerland

Atelier Z’ art gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

Abar’t gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

L’ univers gallery, Freibourg, Switzerland

Meaux cityhall, Meaux, France

Dynamo cultural centre, Zurich, Switzerland
Technopark centre, Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

  • 2009

  • 2007

  • 2006

  • 2005

  • 1999

Selective solo shows

  • 2002

Trager Contemporary gallery, Charleston, SC, USA

Bushwick Open Studio 2018, NY, USA

  • 2018

  • 2017

Art Mora gallery, New York, NY, USA

Group Exhibition, The LionHeart gallery, NY, USA

Abstraction of the ordinary, Arte Ponte, NY, USA

Wall Dragon gallery, Dallas, TX, USA

Salon des Artistes Indépendants, Paris, France

La Nuit de la Belle Etoile, Grand Palais, Paris, France

Fux & Friends Orangerie, Salzbourg, Austria

  • 2014

  • 2015

X Contemporary art fair, Miami, FL, USA

Lion Heart gallery, Pound Ridge, NY, USA

912 Arty gallery, Lourmarin, France

  • 2016

L’Atelier Ldep Gallery, Miami, FL, USA

Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
Art Busan 2016 art fair, Bexco, Korea

Art Expo New York art fair, NY, USA

"Portrait of a city", Art Mora gallery, New York, NY, USA

  • 2010

Honor guest of the Casseneuil art fair, Casseneuil, France

Art gallery A7, Auvillar, France

Espace Dialogos art fair, Cachan, France

Valmy art fair, Argelès sur mer, France

SMART art fair, Aix-en-Pce, France

SIAC art fair, Marseille, France

Planet Vivid gallery, Francfort, Germany

L'été contemporain Dracénois, Draguignan, France

Grenad’art, Grenade-sur-Garonne, France

Adais art fair, Senlis, France

  • 2009

  • 2008

Trackerdarts gallery, Toulouse, France

Les Peintres méridionaux art fair, Toulouse, France

1st Agora Art fair , Eyguières, France

  • 2007

L’art s’invite à Magrie art fair, France

Du Château gallery, Pau, France

Open doors artists workshops - Alsace, Strasbourg, France

Azais gallery, Montpellier, France  

  • 2006

  • 2005

La côte rouge gallery, Caen, France

  • 2013

Peyton Wright gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA

Artonef gallery, Aix-en-Pce, France

  • 1998

Assemblée Nationale, Paris, France

Fortunarto gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

Critical reviews, lectures

  • 2016    ARTiculAction Art Review, USA
                 Art Forum, USA

  • 2015    Access Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
                 ArtBook Guy, art blog, New-York, NY, USA

  •             The Disclaimer magazine, London, England, UK

  • 2013   Art Quench magazine, New-York, NY, USA

  • 2012   On Purpose magazine, New-York, NY, USA

  • 2007   L’Express Magazine, Aix-en-Provence, France

  • 2001   Artists from Aix-en-Provence, Pays d’Aix, France

Art commissions

  • 2016    Live painting, 912 Arty gallery, Lourmarin, France
                  Tryptic canvas for hotel in The Bahamas

  • 2014    Original illustration about Manhattan - Copyright 2.0, Paris, France

  • 2009   Original artwork on wine barrel, Rognes-en-Provence, France

  • 2008   6 original artworks about wine's theme, Aix-en-Provence, France


Selected murals

  • 2016   'Shaddows in Faacad', The Hollow  s art center, Brooklyn, NY, USA

  • 2013   Private wall painting, Jouques, France


Honors as invited juror

  • 2012   Honor guest of Casseneuil art fair, Casseneuil, France

  • 2008  Honor guest of Janson Industrie, Toulouse, France


Artistic residencies

  • 2018   The Arctic Circle 2018 Autumn Expedition, September, Arctic Circle

  • 2017   Labverde, art immersion program In the Amazon, August, Brazil

  • 2015   NARS Foundation, April 1 - June 25, New York, NY, USA



  • Château Beaulieu, Rognes en Provence, France"L'été contemporain Dracénois", Draguignan, France"Le Radar", Bayeux, France, Janson Industrie, Toulouse, FranceSwisscom International, Bern, Switzerland

  • Private & public collections: France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Canada, The Netherlands, China & USA

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