Phillip King is an artist and designer born and raised in Cottage Grove, MN. He attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and graduated with a Bachelors of Science-Broad Area Art degree with an emphasis in glass in 2013. In Phillip’s studio practice he investigates sound through explorations in glass. In college King traveled overseas to Europe through a study abroad program and worked as an intern for Dr. Jeffrey Sarmiento in England, Mrs. Mare Saare in Estonia, and Dr. Robert Wiley in Portugal. During his college career King worked as an artist assistant for Eoin Breadon in River Falls, WI for two years. Phillip has worked as an artist assistant for Robin and Julia Rogers in Chesapeake, VA, as well as Charlotte Potter in Norfolk, VA. In August 2014 King completed his second studio assistantship at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio, where he volunteered his time to this educational facility through supporting studio operations and maintenance, teaching public classes, and assisting with daily demonstrations. King worked as Artist-In-Residence during the fall of 2014 at The Works Museum in Newark, OH, where his solo exhibition “Sonorous” featured both sculptural and functional glass instruments. From January to April 2015 King was a Studio Intern at STARworks NC Center for Creative Enterprise, assisting with production glassblowing, studio maintenance, public demonstrations, assisting visiting artists, and teaching high school and at-risk-youth glassblowing courses. During the summer of 2015 he traveled to India to further expand his international traveling experiences. Currently King works as a studio assistant at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, aiding in all aspects of studio function. He has exhibited his work nationally, most recently at the Chrysler Museum Glass Studio located in Norfolk, VA, the Portsmouth Museum in Portsmouth, VA, The Works Museum, and STARworks NC Gallery.