• James Phillips: The Shape of Things to Come. New Door Creative, Baltimore, MD, 2013
  • Revolution/Evolution: The Art of James Phillips. Capitol One Headquarters. McLean, VA. Wintr 2013.
  • Homecoming: Da-Homey Comes Home. Works by James Phillips. Africa House. Lynchburg, VA, 2012
  • Ash`e International Visions Gallery, Washington, DC, 2010
  • Negative SpaceNew Door Creative, Baltimore, MD, 2006
  • Works on PaperParish Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, DC, 1996
  • The Awesome Image: Old and New Paintings By James PhillipsHampton University Museum, Hampton University, Hampton, VA, 1995
  • James Phillips (exhibition)Harrison Museum of African American Culture, Roanoke, VA, 1991 92; Museum of Afro American Life and Culture, Dallas, TX, 1991
  • James Phillips, AfriCobra AbstractionistHammond House, Atlanta, GA, 1991 92; Blackburn Art Center, Howard University, Washington, DC, 1992; Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists, Boston, MA, 1992
  • Ancestral Dreams and OthersFondo del Sol, Washington, DC, 1992
  • Unit Structures (exhibition)Sargent Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, 1987
  • Visual Choir of Light (exhibition)American Center, Tokyo, Japan, 1981; American Center, Kyoto, Japan, 1981
  • Exaltation (exhibition)Howard University Gallery, Washington, DC, 1975, 1972; Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 1972; Children's Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1968