Philip Gann was born in San Diego, California, in 1987. Gann lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area from 2011-2018. He received a BA in Fine Arts with a dual emphasis in Studio Art & Art History from San Francisco State University 2013. Gann has been awarded with the Distinction Gallery Scholarship 2011, Martin Wong Scholarship 2012, and the Ron & Sue Meier Scholarship 2014. While in the Bay Area he became an assistant director at Incline gallery, the manager of The Loft a private artist studio, and attended Penland School of Craft in North Carolina twice on separate scholarships. Pursuing an art career Gann has shown his art works all over the Bay Area as well as been the curator of several art shows.
The past 5 years Gann has worked for The Garden Route Company based out of South San Francisco. As a carpenter and foremen for the company, Gann has become well versed in the execution of constructing award winning landscapes. Working alongside the Landscape Architect Sandy Ayers, the Landscape Designer and Contractor Richard Radford, and the 30 plus employees they have working for them has granted Gann valuable experience in the field. With aspirations to design landscapes coupled with his desire to expand his understanding of the landscape and who it serves, he has chosen to pursue his graduate degree at Cal Poly Pomona. Since his enrollment, Gann’s design for the Garden Casitas Design Competition has been chosen. His design title “Cali-Pop” will be built and installed at the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden in June of 2019.