Philip Alvy

Art form(s): Media Arts

CAPE Teaching Artist since 2023

Philip Alvy


Columbia College Chicago (BA) & Emerson College (MFA)


Philip (he/him) is an award-winning filmmaker and arts educator. After graduating from Columbia College Chicago, he moved to Los Angeles and worked in the film industry before pivoting to education. In 2017, Philip lived in Kenya and developed a curriculum for an organization providing opportunities for youth to tell their stories through filmmaking. He completed his MFA focused on media education at Emerson College in 2020. Soon after, Philip founded Arts Integrated, a nonprofit aiming to create tools to inspire art-based learning for educators. Philip has served on the industry advisory board for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth and, in 2023, completed the Teacher Institute fellowship at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Artist Statement

My work looks for ways to explore memory and the past. Grounded in a lens of learning, I like to explore areas of media that are new to me. Every endeavor and project pushes me as an artist and adds to my ever-adapting and expanding body of work.