Philip Haas (San Francisco, 1954) lives and works on the Italian island of Procida in the Gulf of Naples. He attended Harvard University (BA, 1976) and taught at Princeton University. In 1991, Haas received a Guggenheim Fellowship. His film 'Angels & Insects' was nominated for a Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival (1995) and an Academy Award (1997). At the Venice Film Festival (2008), 'The Butcher's Shop' was awarded the Premio Open, a prize for new works that bridge film and art.
Haas’s artwork has been presented at museums including Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Dulwich Picture Gallery (London), Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth, Texas), Lincoln Center (New York), Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City) and Tate (London). In the public realm, his work has been exhibited in Piazza del Duomo (Milan) and the gardens of Versailles (France).