Bio and Statement
Eileen Myles, poet, writer, novelist and arts critic, writes "Lavish Interiors" on confronting Jackie Lipton's solo show of paintings
at Corinne Robins Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; and at the Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown, MA. "Lavish Interiors" was published in Provincetown Arts Magazine.
In the interview Eileen Myles asked Jackie to talk about
her paintings starting with the fact of being an artist, and
about her creative process. Jackie discussed how being an artist and a painter was her way of being in world.
She talked about her lifelong need to create and to paint actively in a studio of her own where she equates painting with survival.
Describing her motivation for painting, Jackie is quoted as stating her intention in doing art and painting as an idea is to touch you and shake you.
In 'Out on a Limb', a show of recent paintings at AMP Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, Jackie Lipton’s layered paintings show how the experience of painting itself becomes alive.
Jackie Lipton has an active career spanning decades. She has received grants and awards for painting and drawing, from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, granted three times; and from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation's emergency funds. She received a NYFA boot camp award, and a NYFAI collaborative arts award (NEA funded), among others. Her fellowships and residencies include the MacDowell Colony, the Cummmington Community of the Arts, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. In Iceland, she was awarded a grant from the Gallery Boreas that included an art studio and apartment in Reykjavik.
Selected exhibitions include ARC at the Whitney Museum on Madison Ave. and at the Art Resources Center Gallery of the Whitney Museum on Cherry Sreet; The Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, Ct; the Condeso/Lawler Gallery, NYC; WARM Gallery in Mn; the Art Resources Transfer A.R.T. Gallery, NYC; Gale/Martin Gallery, NYC; the Gallery Boreas, the Corinne Robbins Gallery and Life on Mars Gallery in Brooklyn, NY; at Westbeth Gallery in NYC; and the Schoolhouse Gallery and AMP Gallery in Provincetown, Mass. She is currently showing work at AMP Gallery where a show of new paintings and prints is planned for 2020. Lipton works in her studio in Chelsea and lives in Westbeth Artist Housing in NYC with her life partner, J. Christopher Bolton and their two amazing cats.