Phil Coy was born in Gloucester in 1971. He grew up in the Forest of Dean and now lives and works in London.
His work explores the languages, materiality and histories of representation, often feeding back the structural processes involved in making work into its presentation. His methodology incorporates a wide range of media, including single screen film, video installation, horticulture, pilgrimages, public consultation, archive materials, embedded architectural installation, photography, sound, generative performance, readings, print, self-publishing and text works.
In 2010 Coy was a recipient of a London Artists Film and Video Award. He is currently a part-time Lecturer on the Graduate Fine Art Media course at The Slade School of fine Art.
(Biography correct at time of exhibition, April 2013)