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Biography: Beth Lipman

Beth Lipman

Beth Lipman’s work explores aspects of material culture through still life compositions, site-specific installations, and photographs. The hand-sculpted glass compositions are portraits of individuals and our society through inanimate objects. Every object created, whether broken, “flawed,” or “perfect” is incorporated into the final creation, literally capturing a moment in time. Mortality, consumerism, materiality, and temporality, critical issues since the inception of the still life tradition in the 17th century, continue to be relevant.

Lipman received her BFA from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 1994. Her numerous awards include a USA Berman Bloch Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Grant, Virginia Groot Foundation Grant, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. She has exhibited her work internationally at such institutions as the Ringling Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Gustavsbergs Konsthall in Sweden and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Her residencies include The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, N.Y., in 2006 and 2011.

Lipman teaches widely and has served as education director for UrbanGlass in Brooklyn, N.Y., and for Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wis.