Philip Ross is an artist, inventor, and scholar whose internationally awarded and exhibited research is focused on biomaterial design and life support technologies. A thought leader on biomimicry, Philip’s innovations in mycelium engineering are globally recognized as foundational to the invention of mycotecture, the practice of building with mycelium. His work has been exhibited at the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Modern Art, the Tech Museum of Innovation, the San Jose Museum of Art, and internationally, at the Venice Biennale, the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, and Germany’s Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Philip was an artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in 1998 and a MacDowell Colony Fellow in both 2004 and 2008. He currently teaches at Stanford University, and has taught at University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco Art Institute, and in the Art and Architecture Department at the University of San Francisco. He is also the CTO and Co-Founder of MycoWorks, the company through which he and his colleagues are redefining leather with mycelium. Informed by a decade-long exploration and research into organic building materials, Philip's projects at Workshop Residence resulted in a limited edition of cast-mycelium furniture and a series of vessels.