Lipman is known for her intricate conceptual glass compositions and for pioneering the use of the material as a sculptural medium. Her sculptural practice explores aspects of material culture and deep time through still lives, site-specific installations, and photographs. Ephemeral and intricate, the work addresses mortality, materiality, and temporality, critical issues since the inception of the still life tradition in the 17th century, that continue to be relevant.
Lipman is also known for site responsive installations that activate the specific history of objects, individuals and institutions. Recent works include One Portrait of One Man a work that responds to the life of Marsden Hartley for the Weisman Art Museum and Adeline’s Portal, an installation at the Moses Myers House of Chrysler Museum of Art.
A mid-career survey is scheduled for spring of 2020 at the Museum of Art and Design in New York.
“Beth Lipman’s environmental sculptures, often made with meticulously handled pieces of colorless glass,
focus on iconographic links to the past that in turn engender an enhanced awareness of our own present physicality.”
- Emily Zilber, Museum of Fine Art Boston
Born in Philadelphia, Lipman is a multidisciplinary sculptor living and working in Wisconsin. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 1994. Lipman has received numerous awards including the USA Berman Bloch Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Grant, and Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, and was recently inducted into the American Craft Council’s College of Fellows. Lipman has exhibited her work widely at institutions such as Ringling Museum of Art, FL; ICA at MECA, ME; RISD Museum, RI; Milwaukee Art Museum, WI; and Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Sweden. Lipman’s work is in the collection of over 30 museums including Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.; Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA; Detroit Institute of Arts, MI; de Young | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA; Kemper Museum for Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO; and The Jewish Museum, New York.
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