Beth Lipman is one of the most outstanding contemporary artists working in glass today. She hot sculpts and blows clear glass to explore the symbolism of 17th to 20th Century still life paintings. Her glimmering table settings and sideboards are modern explorations of historical social and political themes of consumerism, aesthetics, and man’s need to display wealth. As with painting, glass makes perishable objects everlasting and her sculptures express the essence of the still life, but moves them to a new dimension.
Since earning her BFA from Tyler School of Art and acting as Arts & Industry Coordinator at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Beth has exhibited her work widely and has received numerous awards including a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, Wisconsin Arts Board Fellowship, and a Ruth Chenven Foundation Grant. Most recently, her work has been exhibited at MOWA (WI) ICA/MECA (ME), Museum of Glass (WA), and RISD Museum of Art (RI). Her work has been acquired by numerous museums including the DeYoung Fine Arts Museum (CA), Brooklyn Museum of Art (NY), Corning Museum of Glass (NY), Milwaukee Art Museum (WI), and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (DC).