Artist Meg Lipke spent her childhood summers in an industrial neighborhood north of Manchester, England where her family once owned a cotton mill. Much of her work is informed by her close relationship to cotton, a material that was stored in her family home after the cotton industry tanked and the mill closed. Often treating paper, canvas, or panel as if it were fabric, Lipke employs fabric dye, acrylic, and wax (used in resistance to ink). Her works are abstract yet imbued with her family history and communal memories of place.
Lipke was raised in Burlington, Vermont and Cheshire, England. Lipke has had solo exhibitions at Freight & Volume in New York, Jeff Bailey Gallery in Hudson, New York, Parallel Art Space in Brooklyn, among others. She’s taught at Pratt Institute, Cornell University, and University of Northern Iowa, and has participated in the Saint Michael’s College Artist-in-Residence Program in Vermont and has been a Staff Artist at the Vermont Studio Center International Residency Program.
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