Priscilla Phifer

Priscilla Phifer

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Courtesy of The Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club
Artist: Pricilla Phifer
Title: If Women Ruled - Ketanji
Acrylic on canvas
48" x 48" x 1.5"

Priscilla Phifer is a self-taught abstract expressionist artist, with the aid of several classes taken at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and The Community House, both in Birmingham, MI, from 2014 to 2016.   Since then, Priscilla has had three solo shows, her first of which was an unexpected sellout in 2015! It was then that she considered herself a professional artist.

Priscilla has exhibited with other artists at Dell Pryor Gallery, Detroit; at famed songwriter Allee Willis’ exhibit in Los Angeles; Blossoming Artists Gallery, Detroit; N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit; NCA Michigan Gallery Detroit; Charles Wright Museum of African American History; Detroit Public Library; Carr Center, Detroit; the NCA Invitational Exhibition at Rosenthal Gallery-Fayetteville State University and the Ellington White Contemporary Gallery, both in North Carolina; the Costick Center in Farmington Hills, Detroit Artists Market, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center and other exhibits. She was also juried into the City of Farmington Hills’ two-year public art program from Jan 2017-19. Priscilla participated in her first international exhibit in Windsor, Ontario, Canada’s Artists of Colour “llumination” Exhibit, May 3-12, 2019.

Phifer’s art is in Mack Alive’s Ambassador Permanent art collection in Detroit, the first piece of art ever purchased for this collection. Her work can also be found in such places as the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art in Detroit, the Franklin Grill Restaurant (Franklin, MI), and in private collections throughout the United States.

Priscilla has affiliated with the National Conference of Artists, the Pierians Detroit art group, Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club, Farmington Art Foundation, and has memberships in the Detroit Artist Market, Detroit Institute of Art and the Charles Wright Museum. Additionally, she has been a guest on Morning Toast Radio Show and the Brenda Perryman Show; has served on panels and forums, has been interviewed by media outlets, and has played an integral role in establishing the Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club/Torch of Wisdom Foundation’s first-ever art auction in Sept 2018, which has now become an annual event.  

A graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, her friends at Eastern Michigan University, where she also attended, remind her that she has always been an artist, creating projects for certain organizations and individuals. Seven years into this art journey, Priscilla published an art book in December 2020. An unexpected pleasure was that both the first and second printings sold out.


The Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club started as a weekly conversation between two art lovers over pancakes and eggs. Since then, the breakfast of two has become a dinner of hundreds (pre-pandemic). Harold Braggs and Henry Harper founded the group in 2009. The group meets every Monday at 5 p.m.. Artists, art collectors, and art lovers gather online to discuss, sell, and collect fine art. Anyone and everyone is welcome. To learn more follow the group on Facebook.