Beth Lipman

Beth Lipman was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1971. The artist now lives and works in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. Optimizing glass’s clarity, fragility, and absence of color, Beth Lipman’s opulent sculptures and photographs of meticulous, glass-based compositions are a contemporary response to and homage of still life paintings from the seventeenth–twentieth centuries. One can draw a direct parallel between the tradition of still life painting and art made from traditional craft processes, for instance glass, and Lipman explores the possibilities in her studio practice. She studied at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University (Philadelphia), the Massachusetts College of Art (Boston), and the Pilchuck Glass School (Seattle). Lipman’s work has been exhibited internationally including exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Art/meca, Maine, risd Museum, Rhode Island, Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisonsin, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Sweden, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. She is the recipient of numerous awards including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, a USA Artists Grant, Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, and a Ruth Chenven Foundation Grant. Lipman’s work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Corning Museum of Glass, in New York, among other prestigious international institutions.

 
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