More from the artist's September 2011 exhibition:
Donald Lipski was born in 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, and lives and works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He received his BA from the University of Wisconsin and his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1973. His solo exhibitions include Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; P.S. 1, Long Island City, New York; Capp Street Project, San Francisco, California; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida; American Academy, Rome, Italy; and Bawag Foundation, Vienna, Austria. Lipski's group exhibitions include the Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota;and the Hudson Museum, Yonkers, New York. His work has been acquired by private and museum collections including the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney, The Menil Collection, Brooklyn Museum, Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA), among others. His awards and honors, include The Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Awards, The Academy Award of the American Academy of Arts & Letters, the New York Foundation on the Arts Fellowship, and The Rome Prize.