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Lipton, Laurie

American, Born 1953
  • 1985
    Graphite on Paper
    22 x 32 in.
    Listing no. 2930
    NOW: $9,500.00

About this Artist

If one described Laurie Lipton as anachronistic, they would be dead wrong. It is true that she draws with a pencil, a medium that seems to be discouraged by art schools in the mid-2010’s. It is true that her self-taught working method, building form by applying layer after layer of graphite marks, is modeled on techniques developed by the Flemish Renaissance masters. It is also true that her approach to subject is akin to artists who transcribe their vision of the world differently than their peers, like Bosh, Bruegel, Klinger, and Ensor. Laurie Lipton has, like most artists, leaned from the past but her work is very much about the psychological issues we deal with today. Like these other artists, Lipton’s subjects and approach reflect the time in which they live. And like other Maximalists who have chosen drawing as a medium often spending many weeks on a single work, Lipton is self-effacing on the outside, but fiercely confident on the inside, focused on what she is driven to do, not what that artworld expects.

Lipton was born in New York (1953) and began drawing at the age of four. As a teenager, she saw an exhibition of black and white photographs by Diane Arbus. She saw in Arbus’ a kindred spirit, an artist who was similarly interested in using her ability to capture the psychological aspects of humans dealing with the inner worlds they create. She also saw that Arbas’ choice to use black and white film rather than color made her images visually much more powerful and intense. According to Lipton’s brother, when she attended art classes at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania, the art department was so impressed with her vision and drawing ability, they created a special degree plan for her, so she was the first student there to receive a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing. Since graduating, Lipton has lived in Holland, Belgium, Germany and France and, even though she said she would never live there, London since 1986. Although her work is not for everybody, she has had a strong following of devoted fans who recognize her exceptional skill and talent. She has had many exhibitions in both Europe and the United States and is currently both living and continuing to create fantastic drawings in West Hollywood, California.

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LAURIE LIPTON


BORN: 1953 NEW YORK, NY

EDUCATION: 1972-1975

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIVERSITY, PENNSYLVANIA, PA
FIRST PERSON TO GRADUATE WITH A BFA MAJOR IN DRAWING,
WITH HONORS


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2012
L.A. SOUS-REAL, ACE GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, CA

2011
CARNIVAL OF DEATH: PERCEPTIONS OF DEATH IN EUROPE & THE AMERICAS, SENATE HOUSE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, UK
DAY OF THE DEAD, LAST RITES GALLERY, NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA

2010
WEAPONS OF MASS DELUSIONS, GRAND CENTRAL ART CENTER MUSEUM, CAL STATE FULLERTON, CA

2009
THE SLEEP OF REASON, GALERIE T40, DUSSELDORF, GERMANY
THE EXTRAORDINARY DRAWINGS OF LAURIE LIPTON, CONTEMPORARY URBAN ART CENTER, LIVERPOOL, UK

2008 THE DAY OF THE DEAD, COPRO NASON GALLERY, SANTA MONICA, CA
SLEEP OF REASON, STRYCHNIN GALLERY, BERLIN, GERMANY
LAURIE LIPTON, TAG ART GALLERY, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

2007
SLEEP OF REASON - CAJA MADRID, MADRID, SPAIN

2006
ONE-WOMAN SHOW, MICAELA GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

2004
VALENCIA IN LAURIE LIPTON, CASA-DECOR, VALENCIA, SPAIN


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2011
DYSTOPIA: CURATED BY JON BEINART, COPRO GALLERY, SANTA MONICA, CA
CUTE AND CREEPY, FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, TALLAHASSEE, FL
LA LUZ DE JESUS 25TH ANNIVERSARY MASTERS EXHIBITION, LA LUZ DE JESUS GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, CA

2010
DREAMSCAPES, CABINODD GALLERY, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
VISIONARY ART, MONDO BIZZARRO GALLERY, ROME, ITALY
BEINART METAMORPHOSIS, COPRO GALLERY, SANTA MONICA, CA
LOVE CONQUERS ALL: ART FOR EQUALITY, THINKSPACE GALLERY, CULVER CITY, CA
ART OF THE LOWBROW TAROT, LA LUZ DE JESUS GALLERY, LOS ANGELES, CA
MACHINE PUNK, LA LUZ DE JESUS GALLERY, CA
400 WOMEN, SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL, LONDON, UK

2009
PULSE ART FAIR, NEW YORK, NY
RIVET GALLERY, COLUMBUS, OH
SCOPE ART FAIR, BASEL, SWITZERLAND
NEUROTITAN GALLERY IM HAUS SCHWAZENBERG, BERLIN, GERMANY

2008
SAATCHI ONLINE OPENING, SAATCHI GALLERY, CHELSEA, LONDON
NICE08- CULTURE FESTIVAL, NOVAS CUC, LIVERPOOL, GB
HIGH FRUCTOSE, COPRO NASON GALLERY, SANTA MONICA, CA
IN THE LAND OF RETINAL DELIGHTS: THE JUXTAPOZ SCHOOL, LAGUNA ART MUSEUM, LAGUNA, CA
TRANSGRESSIONS, LAST RITES GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY
SIDE SHOW, BERGAMOT STATION ARTS CENTER, SANTA MONICA, CA
DEEP POP, AD HOC GALLERY, BROOKLYN, NY

2007
KINGS & QUEENS & CHILDHOOD DREAMS, STRYCHNIN GALLERY, LONDON, UK
GONE, CHAMBER OF POP CULTURE, LONDON, UK
HOME AND BEAST, AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
SALON MACABRE, STRYCHNIN GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY
FELLOW TRAVELERS, THE SALFORD MUSEUM, SALFORD, UK

2006
PORTRAITS AT THE BAR COUNCIL, LONDON, UK
ART ON PAPER FAIR, LONDON, UK
HAUNTED HOUSE, FREUD MUSEUM, LONDON, UK
ART OF IMAGINATION, GIGER MUSEUM, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

2005
UNLADYLIKE, EAST WEST GALLERY, LONDON, UK
DAY OF THE DEAD, LONDON, UK

2004
DRAWING THE LINE, ORLEANS HOUSE GALLERY, TWICKENHAM, UK

2003
ART OF THE IMAGINATION, THE GALLERY, LONDON, ENGLAND
ART OF THE IMAGINATION, KIRKCUDBRIGHT, SCOTLAND
ART OF THE IMAGINATION, WILLIAMSBURG ART HISTORICAL CENTER,
BROOKLYN, NY
UNQUIET VOICES, THE CHAMBER OF POP CULTURE, LONDON, UK
SLEEP OF REASON, CERVANTES INSTITUTE, LONDON, UK
GALERIA MURO, VALENCIA, SPAIN

2002
ART OF THE IMAGINATION, CORK STREET, LONDON, UK
FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN'S ART: ART, AGE & GENDER, LONDON, UK
EAST WEST GALLERY, LONDON, UK
VISIONARY MUSEUM, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND
OBSERVATORI 2002, VALENCIA, SPAIN
BRITISH CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, LONDON, UK

2001
PRIVATE WORLDS: OUTSIDE & VISIONARY ART FAIR, LONDON, UK
THE CONTEMPORARY BRITISH ART FAIR, LONDON, UK

2000
EAST WEST GALLERY, LONDON, ENGLAND

1998
ART OF THE IMAGINATION: THE MAIL GALLERIES, LONDON, UK
EAST WEST GALLERY, LONDON, UK
THE MINISTRY OF POP CULTURE, LONDON, ENGLAND
20TH CENTURY BRITISH ART FAIR, LONDON, ENGLAND

1997
THE WATERFRONT GALLERY, GHENT, BELGIUM

1996
THE RAW GALLERY, LONDON, UK
THE CONTEMPORANY BRITISH ART FAIR, LONDON, UK

1994
CULTURAL CENTRE, LA ZITELLE, VENICE, ITALY

1993
THE VORPAL GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

1991
THE VORPAL GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY

1990
THE VORPAL GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

1989
THE VORPAL GALLERY, NEW YORK, NY

1988
THE SMITH GALLERY, LONDON, UK

1987
THE WATERMANS ART CENTRE, LONDON, UK

1986
THE BATH INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, ENGLAND
THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, ENGLAND
THE BASLE INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, SWITZERLAND

1985
THE NICOLAS TREADWELL GALLERY, LONDON, UK
THE PARIS INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, PARIS, FRANCE

1984
GALLERY LIEVE HEMEL, STOOT JE HOOFD NIET, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
THE NICOLAS TREADWELL GALLERY, LONDON, UK

1983
GALLERY SIAU, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

1982
GALLERY GHEYSENS, KORTRYK, BELGIUM

1981
THE CULTURAL CENTRE, KORTRYK, BELGIUM
GALLERY DEPYPERE, KORTRYK, BELGIUM

1980
GALLERY SIAU, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

1979
GALLERY NICO VANDALE, BRUGES, BELGIUM

1977
THE WOMEN'S ART FESTIVAL - THE MILKY WAY, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND

1976
THE ROTTERDAM STATE THEATRE, ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND

1975
DAS DEUTSCHE SCHAUSPIELHAUS, HAMBURG, GERMANY

1974
FORBES STREET GALLERY, PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA
GALLERY VELDKAMP EN METZ, AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND


(Resume information compiled by Ace Gallery , Los Angeles, CA)
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