Permanent Collection

The Drake’s permanent art collection has been lovingly and meticulously assembled by our curatorial team, led by Mia Nielsen.

Gina Phillips - BLAKE AND GINGER (2011)

Gina Phillips - BLAKE AND GINGER (2011)

(living room) Gina Phillips, BLAKE AND GINGER, 2011, fabric, thread, ink and paint, 142 x 91cm/56 x 36in

Gina Phillips (b. 1971, Kentucky) is a New Orleans-based artist who gives narrative to her work by focusing on individualistic details of her characters . She creates work that incorporates paint as well as fabric to complete her unique style. She is very inspired by her surroundings and the people she encounters daily. Phillips uses a communal gathering process to source her fabrics, as neighbors, friends and family often donate discarded materials to her artistic process. She captures the spirit of New Orleans in her detailed paintings.

Her work is in numerous collections including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (AR) and University of Kentucky. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums across the country including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Asheville Art Museum, Pepperdine University, Ballroom Marfa, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, The New Orleans Museum of Art, and the 21c Museum in Louisville, KY.