Have you met…Martha Clippinger?


Martha Clippinger, "Odds and Ends" solo exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art, 2013

Martha Clippinger, “Odds and Ends” solo exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Art, 2013

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.

mome raths 2013 acrylic on lampshade 49 x 14.5"

Martha Clippinger, mome raths
2013
acrylic on lampshade
49 x 14.5″

crossroad, 2013 oil and glitter  on wood 2 x 15 x 15"

Martha Clippinger, crossroad, 2013
oil and glitter
on wood
2 x 15 x 15″

Born Columbus, GA, 1983
Martha Clippinger lives in Mexico (Oaxaca) on a Fulbright until August.

EDUCATION

2008                  MFA Painting/Sculpture, Mason Gross School of Art,  Rutgers University
2005                  BA  Art History/Visual Arts, Fordham University (cum laude)

Martha Clippinger, "Hopscotch" solo exhibition at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, January 2012

Martha Clippinger, “Hopscotch” 2010, solo exhibition at Elizabeth Harris Gallery, January 2012

Martha Clippinger, nice, 2010 acrylic on wood 13" x 16.5" x 1"

Martha Clippinger, nice, 2010 acrylic on wood 13″ x 16.5″ x 1″

“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.”

Martha Clippinger, let water be the other half, 2011, fabric, rebar, and a lake

Martha Clippinger, let water be the other half, 2011, fabric, rebar, and a lake

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

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