Philjames has held solo exhibitions since 2010. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Printmaking) from the National Art School, Sydney (2002). Philjames’ work has been included in group exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Newcastle, Adelaide and internationally in Christchurch NZ, New Orleans USA and Beijing China. A monograph on Philjames was published in 2014. He was awarded the Art Incubator Foundation Grant (2015), a Creative Industries Fund Development Grant, CAL (2011) and an Australian Cultural Residency, Beijing, China (2010). Philjames has been a finalist in the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award (2017), The Blake Prize (2014, 2005), The John Fries Memorial Art Prize (2012) and The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (2006, 2005). He was a finalist in the 2017 Sulman Prize and winner of the 2020 Waverley Art Prize.