Lucy R. Lippard
|Lucy R. Lippard|
New York City
|Awards||Guggenheim Fellowship (1968), CAA Frank Jewett Mather Award for Criticism (1975), CAA Distinguished Feminist Award (2012)|
Lucy Lippard (born 1937) is an internationally known writer, art critic, activist and curator from the United States. Lippard was among the first writers to recognize the "dematerialization" at work in conceptual art and was an early champion of feminist art. She is the author of 21 books on contemporary art and has received numerous awards and accolades from literary critics and art associations.
Life and work
Lucy Lippard was born in New York City and lived in New Orleans and Charlottesville, Virginia, before enrolling at Abbot Academy in 1952. After earning a B.A. degree from Smith College, she worked with the American Friends Service Committee in a Mexican village —- her first experience of a foreign nation. Later, she earned an M.A. degree in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.
Since 1966, Lippard has published 20 books on feminism, art, politics and place and has received numerous awards and accolades from literary critics and art associations.
Co-founder of Printed Matter (an art bookstore in New York City centered around artist's books), the Heresies Collective, Political Art Documentation/Distribution, Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America, and other artists' organizations, she has also curated over 50 exhibitions, done performances, comics, guerrilla theater, and edited several independent publications the latest of which is the decidedly local La Puente de Galisteo in her home community in Galisteo, New Mexico. She has infused aesthetics with politics, and disdained disinterestedness for ethical activism.
She was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (1968), the Frank Jewett Mather Award for Criticism from the College Art Association (1975), and two National Endowment for the Arts grants in criticism. She has written art criticism for Art in America, The Village Voice, In These Times, and Z Magazine. In 2007 Lippard was awarded an honorary degree from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University), Doctor of Fine Arts, honoris causa. She was honored again by the College Art Association in 2012, as the recipient of the Distinguished Feminist Award.
- Down Country: The Tano of the Galisteo Basin, 1250-1782 (2010)
- Ranch Gates of the Southwest (2009) San Antonio: Trinity University Press. (Introduction done by Lucy R. Lippard)
- On the Beaten Track: Tourism, Art and Place (1999)
- The Lure of the Local: Sense of Place in a Multicentered Society (1997)
- Defining Eye: Women Photographers of the 20th Century (1997)
- Michael Lucero: Sculpture (1996)
- Contact Lenses, Corrected Vision, Nueva Luz photographic journal(En Foco, Inc, 1995)
- The Pink Glass Swan: Selected Essays on Feminist art (1995)
- Partial Recall: Photographs of Native North Americans (ed.) (1992)
- A Different War: Vietnam in Art (1990)
- Secrets, Dialogues, Revelations: The Art of Betye and Alison Saar (1990)
- Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America (1990, 2000)
- Jerry Kearns (1987)
- Get the Message: A Decade of Art for Social Change (1984)
- Overlay: Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory (1983) New York: Pantheon Books. ISBN 0-394-71145-9
- Collected Visions: Work by Women Artists Living in Rural New York State (1982)
- Ad Reinhardt (1981)
- Intricate Structure (1980)
- Issue: Social Strategies by Women Artists (1980)
- Sol LeWitt (1978)
- From the Center: Feminist Essays on Women's Art (1976)
- Eva Hesse (1976)
- Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object (1973)
- Tony Smith (1972)
- I See/You Mean (novel)
- Changing: Essays in Art criticism (1971)
- Dadas on Art (ed.) (1971)
- Surrealists on Art (ed.) (1970)
- Pop Art (1966)
- Graphic Work of Philip Evergood (1966)
- biography at dictionaryofarthistorians.org
- Finding Aid to the Lucy R. Lippard Papers, 1940s-2006, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 4 Nov 2013.
- "Awards". The College Art Association. Retrieved 11 October 2010.
- "Recipients of the 2012 Awards for Distinction". Awards. College Art Association. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
- "Biography - Lippard, Lucy R. (1937-): An article from: Contemporary Authors." HTML digital publication
- "Finding Her Place" Author, Author, by Kennan Daniel, Phillips Academy Bulletin, Winter 2001
- Lucy R. Lippard Papers, circa 1940-1995, Smithsonian Archives of American Art
- Lucy R. Lippard papers: Images, Smithsonian Archives of American Art
- Lucy Lippard 1974: An Interview
- Guggenheim Fellows for 1968
- Frank Jewett Mather Award for Criticism from the College Art Association