Philip Ringler is an international curator, educator, and contemporary artist currently living in Florida, specializing in conceptual fine art photography. He has a Master of Fine Arts degree from John F. Kennedy University, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California State University, East Bay, Hayward. For 13 years, Philip worked at California State University East Bay as an Adjunct Professor in Photography and Director/Curator of the University Art Gallery. Currently he is the Director/Curator of Bronze Kingdom African Art Gallery in Orlando, Florida.
He has worked as a professional photographer for over 20 years in all areas of photography including photojournalism, commercial, and fine art. His photojournalism work has been featured in Black and White Magazine, Wired, de Young Museum press, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, San Diego Reader, Punk Planet, Art in America, Maximum Rock n' Roll, Thrasher Magazine, et cetera. His Fine Art work is in private and public collections all over the world.
Philip spent 2 years living and working in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Taipei. He taught art, lectured, was an activist for free speech/creative practices, exhibited in major art fairs and exhibitions, participated in a 6 month artist residency, and created a new series entitled, "There's Nothing To See Here" to be released in late 2017.