An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.
I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.
The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Martha Clippinger.
Born Columbus, GA, 1983
Martha Clippinger lives in Mexico (Oaxaca) on a Fulbright until August.
2008 MFA Painting/Sculpture, Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University
2005 BA Art History/Visual Arts, Fordham University (cum laude)
“Martha Clippinger makes small constructions that balance between painting and sculpture. Using discarded lumber found in her Brooklyn neighborhood, she begins each new object by constructing small, intimate and quirky forms which she then paints. Clippinger first lets the found lumber dictate the shapes that she constructs, never modifying the lumber, and like a collage, arranges the found lumber until she arrives at an interesting form which she then begins to paint. The painting aspect of her work is a lively cocktail of color and geometric shapes that seems driven by the construction of the found lumber. Clippinger has an undergraduate degree in Art History from Fordham University and a Masters of Fine Art from Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University. Her debut exhibition was in New York City at Elizabeth Harris Gallery in 2012.”
Other material relating to Martha Clippinger.
Artist website: marthaclippinger.com
The Dirty Dirty: thedirtydirty.org
Elizaeth Harris Gallery: Martha Clippinger
Gallery Travels: Martha Clippinger
Vimeo: Martha Clippinger
Vimeo: Introducing Martha Clippinger
ArtSlant: Martha Clippinger
Hyperallergis: David Goerk & Martha Clippinger
Women Artists: The Interviews Zine: Martha Clippinger