BETH LIPMAN

“Distill #7 combines ancient plant species such as conifer, lichen, and ferns with miniature furniture in a small vignette. The original is created in a cardboard shipping box and then cast in molten iron. Forcing the relationship between prehistoric and current geological eras, the casting process at once creates a replica and destroys the landscape, translating diorama into a fossilized depiction of the Anthropocene era. Distill #7 features symbolic objects of the sabbath, a shadow of domesticity with a bottle and clock.” — Beth Lipman

Beth Lipman

Sheboygan Falls, WI

Education
1994 BFA, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Grants/ Awards/ Residencies
2017 Artist in Residence, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Artist in Residence, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Artist in Residence, UrbanGlass, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Artist in Residence, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
2015 Residency, Arts/Industry Program, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2014 First Place Grant Recipient, Virginia Groot Foundation Full Fellowship, Chulitna Lodge
Artist in Residence, Lake Clark, AK
2013 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC
Resident Artist in Response, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
2012 United States Artists Berman Bloch Fellow Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant
2011 Messages Episode, Craft in America for PBS
2008 Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship
2006 Artist in Residence, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
2005 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant
2003 Residency, Arts/Industry Program, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
American/Swedish Exchange, Travel Grant, American Scandinavian Foundation
2002 Grant, Ruth Chenven Foundation
2001 Fellowship, Creative Glass Center of America, Wheaton Village, Millville, NJ
2000 Grant, Peter S. Reed Foundation
1999 Community Arts Re-Grant for “Gift,” DCA/The Brooklyn Arts Council
1998 Artist in the Marketplace Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

 

Solo/Two Person Exhibitions

2017 One Portrait of One Man, commissioned by the Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2016 Theories of the Earth, Lauren Fensterstock and Beth Lipman,  Beard and Weill Galleries, Wheaton College, Norton, MA
2015 Once & Again: Still Lifes by Beth Lipman, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL, traveled to Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN, and Jewish Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Alone and the Wilderness, CO Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Precarious Possessions, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI
Precarious Possessions, Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
Aspects of (American) Life, New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
2013 Adeline’s Portal, Moses Myers House, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Precarious Possessions, CO Gallery, New York, NY
2012 Beth Lipman: A Still Life Installation, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
2011 Yours Always, Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, RI
2010 Glimmering Gone, collaboration with Ingalena Klenell, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
de Rigueur, Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Meticulous Ferment, ICA at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2009 Want Not, Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI
2008 After You’re Gone, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
2007 What Remains, Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Brilliant Absence, S12 Galleri og Verksted, Bergen, Norway
2005 Bancketje, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
2003 Still Lifes by Beth Lipman, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
2002 Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2001 Heller Gallery, New York, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017 Call and Response, MOCA Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL
Ritual and Desire, Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS
Ruptures, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
2016 Living Rooms, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
(Not So) Still Life, Wave Hill Public Gardens, Bronx, NY
2015 Neo, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Threshold, Charles Allis Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Crafted: Objects in Flux, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2014 Table, Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Richmond, VA
The New Still Life, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Surface, Stephen D. Paine Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA
2013 Still Life with Kudzu, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Shattered: Contemporary Sculpture in Glass, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
Twenty-First Century Heirlooms, Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
2012 Between the Knowing, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Collection Tableaux, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Transformations, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Glasstress New York: New Art from the Venice Biennales, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
FUSION [A New Century of Glass], Oklahoma City Museum, Oklahoma City, OK
2011 The Tool at Hand, Milwaukee Art Museum/Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee, WI
Decadence and Disarray, SPQ Projects, Lennox, MA
Buds, Blooms, and Berries: Plants in Science, Culture, and Art, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA
2010 Eat Drink Art Design: Trailblazing Tableware from the MAD Collection, Museum of Art and Design, New York, NY
2009 A Case for Wine: From King Tut to Today, The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Motion Blur-American Craft, Gustavsbergs Konsthall, Sweden
See Through, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
Remains: Contemporary Artists and the Material Past, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
Art of Glass 2, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
2008 True Grit: Frames, Fixations, and Flirtations, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, North Carolina
Beautifully Crafted, National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, England
2007 Shattering Glass: New Perspectives, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
From the Ground Up: Renwick Craft Invitational 2007, Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, WI
Interiority, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2005 Minimalism, D & A Fine Arts, Studio City, CA
Sculpture in Glass, Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
2004 Enzo’s, Philadelphia International Airport, Terminal B, Philadelphia, PA
2003 20/20 Vision, Museum of American Glass, Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, Millville, NJ
2001 Under the Influence, Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY
2000 Good Business Is the Best Art: Twenty Years of the Artist in the Marketplace Program, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Working in Brooklyn: Glass Works Emerging Artists, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Collections

Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, AR
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee, WI
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
de Young | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, CA
Federal Reserve Board’s Fine Art Program, Washington DC
Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN
Jewish Museum, New York, NY
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, AL
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Kohler Company, Kohler, WI
Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL
Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
Morgans Hotel Group, New York, NY
Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
National Glass Centre at the University of Sunderland, Sunderland, Scotland
New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, RI
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC
Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
Wichita Art Museum, Wichita, KS

Selected Bibliography

2017 Ferris, Alison, Ruptures. Des Moines, IA: Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, 2017.
2016 Bacha, Diane, “Beth Lipman Stays Transparent with a Twist,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 30, 2016
Power, Kim. “(Not So) Still Life,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 11, 2016
McQuaid, Cate. “Resilient Nature, Spiritual Echoes in New Shows,” Boston Globe, March 22, 2016
Clowes, Jodi. “Living Rooms at Home in Kohler Arts Center,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online, April 22, 2016
Martins, J. Fatima. “What on Earth? Beard &Weil Makes It Clear,” Artscope, March/April 2016, 9-11.
L’Heureux, Michele. Theories of the Earth. Norton, MA: Beard and Weill Galleries, Wheaton College. 2016
2015 Zilber, Emily. Crafted, Objects in Flux. Boston, MA: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 2015.
Atkinson, Nora. Craft for a Modern World. Washington DC: Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2015.
Jankauskas, Jennifer. Once & Again: Still Lifes by Beth Lipman. Montgomery, AL: Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, 2015.
2014 Kohler, Ruth, Ezra Shales, and Glenn Brown. Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation. Sheboygan, Wisconsin: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2014.
2013 Dougherty, Linda. 0 to 60, The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art. Raleigh: North Carolina Museum of Art, 2013.
Kley, Elisabeth. “New York Reviews,” ARTnews, April 2013, 100.
Kozinn, Allan. “A Museum Broadens Its Identity,” The New York Times, February 13, 2013, C1.
Lasser, Ethan. The Tool at Hand. Milwaukee: Chipstone Foundation, 2013.
Louden, Sharon. Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. Wilmington, North Carolina: Intellect, 2013.
2012 Berengo, Adriano, Holly Hotchner, and Demetrio Paparoni. Glasstress New York: New Art from the Venice Biennales. New York: Museum of Arts and Design, 2012.
Moses, Monica. “Restrained, Cut Loose,” American Craft, February/March 2012, 128–130.
Reader, Ruth. “Artist Beth Lipman Receives Prestigious Grant,” GLASS Quarterly, Spring 2012, 16.
Wood, Christina. “Blown Away,” Art & Culture, Winter 2012, 52–56. 2011
Beal, Suzanne. “Vanishing Point,” American Craft, June/July 2011, 28–31. Fensterstock, Lauren. Meticulous Ferment. Portland: Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, 2011.
Stromberg, Joseph. “The List: Five Feasts in American Art,” Smithsonian.com, November 23, 2011, http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian- institution/the-list-five-feasts-in-american-art-749971/2010
Clowes, Jody. “Beth Lipman, Banquet Years,” American Craft, June/July 2010, 36–45.
Drury, John. “Beth Lipman: Black and White,” Neues Glas, Fall 2010, 18–25.
Genocchio, Benjamin. “Where a Close Look Goes Right Through,” The New York Times, January 12, 2010.
Moody, Andrea, Melissa Post, and Anders Stephanson. Glimmering Gone. Tacoma, Washington: Museum of Glass, 2010.
Page, Andrew. “Mortality, Frozen: The Icy Still Lifes of Beth Lipman,” GLASS Quarterly, Spring 2010, 24–27.
2009 Norris, Doug. “Beth Lipman: After You’re Gone,” Art New England, Dec/Jan 2009, 46.
Velez, Pedro. “Report from Milwaukee,” Artnet Magazine, 3 June 2009, http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/reviews/velez/report-from- milwaukee6-3-09.asp.2008
Blanch, Craig. Contemporary Glass, London: Black Dog Publishing, 2008.
MacAdam, Barbara. “Shattering Glass,” Art News, June 2008, 139.
Tannenbaum, Judith. After You’re Gone. Providence: Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Art, 2008.
2007 Drury, John.  “What Remains,” GLASS Quarterly, Winter 2007/2008, 57.
Gopnik, Blake. “Here & Now,” Washington Post, March 25, 2007.
Milosch, Jane, and Susanne Frantz. From the Ground Up, Washington: Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2007.
Tierney, Robin. “Flights of Hand: Supreme Craft,” Washington Examiner, March 10, 2007.
Watson, Neil, and Ellen Keiter. Shattering Glass: New Perspectives, Katonah, NY: Katonah Museum of Art, 2007.
2006 The Fires Burn On: 200 Years of Glassmaking in Millville, New Jersey, Millville: Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts and Cultural Center, 2006.
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 2005 Awards in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Photography, Video, and Craft Media, New York: Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, 2005.
2005 Rice, Robin. “A Periodic Table,” Art News, January 2005, 131.
2004 McQuaid, Cate. “Beth Lipman: Bancketje,” Boston Globe, December 23, 2004.
2003 Taylor, Gay. 20/20 Vision, Millville, NJ: Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center, 2003.
Rice, Robin. “Beth Lipman Invites Fellow Artists to a ‘Banquet’,” GLASS Quarterly, Winter 2003/2004, 14, 16.
Umberger, Leslie. Beth Lipman: Still Lifes in Glass, Sheboygan, WI: John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2003.
2002 Rice, Robin. “Reflections,” Philadelphia City Paper, April11–18, 2002, 23.
2000 Braff, Phyllis. “Leaves of Glass…Other Metaphors,” The New York Times, January 2000.
Johnson, Ken. “Glassworks: Emerging Artists,” The New York Times, July 2000.
Perreault, John. “Riffs in Glass,” GLASS Quarterly, Summer, 2000.
1998 Artist in the Marketplace, 18th Annual Exhibition. Bronx, New York: Bronx Museum of Art, 1998.
Between the Bridges, Brooklyn: Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, 1998.