Meg Lipke


acrylic on canvas with polyester fill and thread
18 x 29 x 6 inches

Hudson Valley-based Meg Lipke’s sewn, stuffed, and painted works inhabit a funny, in-between realm as three-dimensional paintings. Her wonky shapes call to mind Elizabeth Murray, while her use of fabric to turn paintings into objects hints at the French Supports/Surfaces group. Many of her recent works maintain some awareness of the frame format – seen here in Side Guy – and as a result, one can’t help but imagine Lipke as having a punchy, rebellious dialogue with the history of Modernist painting. Lipke received her BA from The University of Vermont and her MFA in Painting from Cornell University, and her work has been exhibited at venues across the US. Lipke is a 2020 recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Craft/Sculpture. Her work has been featured in many publications, including Art in America, the New York Times, and the Village Voice.