Bouke de Vries, "Glass Cloud 2", 2017, 17th and 18th Dutch archaelogical glass fragments, mixed media, 21.5 x 13 x 13"

Beth Lipman

Sphenophyllum and Chains


JUNE 24 – SEPTEMBER 5, 2021

Cluster #26

Cluster #28

Lapsed Concession

American, b. 1971, New York, NY
lives and works in Sheboygan Falls, WI

Beth Lipman explores aspects of material culture through still lives, site-specific installations, and photographs. Working primarily with glass, she creates portraits individuals and our society through inanimate objects that are often broken, “flawed,” or “perfect”.  Mortality, consumerism, materiality, and temporality, have been critical issues since the inception of the still life tradition in the 17th century, and continue to be relevant her in contemporary work.

Lipman has received numerous awards including a USA Berman Bloch Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Grant, Virginia Groot Foundation Grant, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. She recently completed One Portrait of One Man, a sculptural response to Marsden Hartley for the Weisman Art Museum (MN). Lipman has exhibited her work internationally at such institutions as the Ringling Museum of Art (FL), ICA/MECA (ME), RISD Museum (RI), Milwaukee Art Museum (WI), Gustavsbergs Konsthall (Sweden) and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC). Her work has been acquired by numerous museums including the North Carolina Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC), and the Corning Museum of Glass (NY).

Beth Lipman, “Distill #7” 2016, cast iron with rust patina, chrome, 8 x 12 x 5”.


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

CRAFTING AMERICA | Crystal Bridges

February 6 - May 31, 2021 Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art 600 Museum Way Bentonville, AR Featuring a newly commissioned work of art by Beth Lipman ABOUT THE EXHIBITION...


REVIVE, REMIX, RESPOND The Frick Pittsburgh 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh Group show of contemporary artists who are breathing new life into the ceramic medium by reinvigorating age-old motifs, processes, and...

Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational

Sabbath: The 2017 Dorothy Saxe Invitational Nov 12, 2017—Feb 25, 2018 Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, CA Ferrin Contemporary artists Sergei Isupov, Jason Walker, Kurt Weiser, and Beth Lipman are among the...



House Album
A short film by Atesh Atici offers insight into House Album, a new work that explores identity and the United States.

This film was generously funded by Alturas Foundation

Beth Lipman Artist Portrait

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