John-Paul Philippe is a native Oklahoma born artist and designer splitting his time between New York City and Sharon, CT. John-Paul's work ranges from paintings & murals to large scale interior design elements such as integrated metal sculpture in both commercial and private venues.

John-Paul's design aesthetic has been at the forefront of the Barneys New York store concept design and interior art throughout the United States and Japan. Recent endeavors include large scale metal architectural partitions, commissioned for public and private collections in addition to his upcoming gallery exhibitions. Recent solo exhibitions include: Hill Work. Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX. In Design: The Artwork of John-Paul Philippe. Artspace at Untitled, Oklahoma City, OK. John-Paul is currently represented in New York by Cristina Grajalas Gallery. His wall dividers, furniture, lighting elements, and bird perches have be shown in numerous international design shows and fairs.





University of Oklahoma, BFA in Art & Art History, 1978


2012 Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas TX.
Solo show of paintings and sculptures.
2011 Barneys New York, Fukuoka, Japan.
Permanent installations
2010 Aberson Exhibits Gallery, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Solo show of paintings and drawings.
West Elm, The John-Paul Philippe Collection, Design Launch
Collection of sculptures, paintings, drawings and fabric designs.
Barneys New York, Kobe, Japan
Permanent installations: 3-story steel entrance sculpture, interior structural designs & sixteen murals.
2009 Barneys New York, Scottsdale, Arizona
Permanent installations: two mounted steel sculptures, two mounted wooden reliefs, eight murals, and various illuminated panel designs.
Barneys New York, Chicago, Illinois
Permanent installations: 18-foot mounted steel sculpture, mounted kinetic sculpture, various murals and illuminated panel designs.
2008 Kumho Asiana Headquarters, Seoul, South Korea
Permanent installations: 3-story steel interior sculpture, 2-story corner sculpture, steel ceiling design.
2007 Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, California
Permanent installations: murals, wooden reliefs, illuminated panel designs (handmade and computer).
David Maupin Gallery, New York, New York
Interior design, Christie Street Gallery, in partnership with Fernando Santangelo.
Barneys New York, Las Vegas, Nevada, The Palazzo
Permanent installations: etched glass design for façade, murals, wooden reliefs, steel ceiling boarder, illuminated panel designs.
2006 Barneys New York, Boston, Massachusetts
Wooden reliefs, numerous murals, hanging partitions, illuminated panel designs.
Barneys New York, Dallas, Texas
Permanent installation: 4-story steel entrance sculpture, illuminated panel designs, various murals and hanging partitions.
2005 Barneys New York, Seattle, Washington
Permanent installations: Sliding steel barrier gate, various murals, wooden reliefs
2003 Café J-P, Tokyo, Japan
Designed entire restaurant, façade, interior, furniture, lamp-shades, fabrics, plates, menu.
2001 Private Chapel, Dominican Republic
Designed a cliff-side chapel with local stone and corals. The small interior is situated over a tidal geyser, 4-month onsite work and construction.
2000 Barneys New York, Ginza, Japan
Permanent installations: 47-foot tall steel entrance sculpture, numerous murals, wooden reliefs, illuminated panel designs.
1998 Barneys New York, Yokohoma, Japan
Permanent installations: murals, wooden reliefs, illuminated panel designs (handmade and computer).
1997 Richard Salmon Gallery, London, England
Solo-show, 12 paintings, 2 encaustics.
Kettles Yard, Cambridge, United Kingdom
“CRAFT” Group show, encaustic on board.
1996 Barneys New York, Shinjuku, Japan
Permanent installations: murals, wooden reliefs, illuminated panel designs (handmade and computer).
1995 Arena Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Group show, “Jane Fine, Joanne Greenbaum, John-Paul Philippe.”
1994 The Drawing Center, New York, New York
Group show, 15 gouaches on card.
Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, New York
Group show, encaustic on board.
Richard Salmon Gallery, London, England
Solo-show, 12 paintings, 2 encaustics.
Barneys New York, Beverly Hills
Permanent installations: murals, textiles, illuminated vector designs.
1993 Wooster Gardens, “Yours”
Group show, Drawings and Gouache.
Barneys New York, Madison Avenue Flagship Store
Permanent installations: basement level illuminated panel designs, numerous murals.
1989 Leon Morrison Gallery, Dallas, Texas, solo-show
Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, Texas, solo-show


John-Paul Philippe INC, New York, New York
Soho-based art and design studio; creates architectural and interior designs for national and international projects; paintings, reliefs, murals, illuminated panel designs, sculptural and interior artworks.
Wallpaper Magazine, London, England
Central art and design consultant, painter, stylist.
Peggy Angus - Interior Designer, Assistant
Charleston Trust, Interior Restoration Assistant
Rick Dillingham – Ceramist, Studio Assistant
Neiman Marcus-Dallas, Advertising Layout and Design


Tulsa World, “Patterned by Nature,” 5/19/09, Ashley Wright, Jason.
560 Broadway, A New York Drawing Collection at Work, 1991-2006, Yale University Press, 2008, Eshoo, A.
Wall Street Journal, “Bagging Holiday Shoppers,” 11/22/08, Saranow, Jennifer.
New York Times, Full page of graphic designs, style section, page 7, 11/16/08
L’UOMO Vogue, September 2008
Los Angeles Times, “Top Of The Heap,” 1/27/08, Vesilind, Emili.
San Francisco Chronicle, “Barneys prepares to bow in S.F. with luxurious new store” 9/18/07.
Fashion Week Daily, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” 9/17/07.
Interior Design, “Barneys Does Beantown,” 4/1/2006, Connors, Jill.
Modernism, painting featured, Fall 2005
New York Times, “That 70's House,” 2/13/2005, Viladas, Pilar
Flaunt Magazine, six-page editorial, Spring 2005
Wallpaper Magazine, Cover Art, September 1999
New York Times, Review/Art, “Group Shows in SoHo for a Weekend…,” 1/15/93, Smith, Roberta.


New York Times, March 6, 2009
Seeds and Fruit, December 17, 2009