Bio

Pippin’s background includes a MFA in printmaking from Tulane University, a BFA with honors in printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design, a residency in Providence (RI),study of large scale woodcuts abroad in Indonesia, a residency at Big Cypress National Preserve (FL), a residency and teaching position in Haiti, A solo show at the Contemporary Art Center of New Orleans and the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids MI, and special showings at a number of galleries, including in New Orleans, Florida, Denver, Providence (RI), and Yogyakarta (Indonesia).

 Statement

“Given what I now know about this land and this culture, death-of the tragic, untimely sort-seems more or less central to everything here. It’s what makes a visit to this coast as exhausting as it is exhilarating: beauty and death, inseparably bound, in states utterly extreme.” “Given what I now know about this land and this culture, death-of the tragic, untimely sort-seems more or less central to everything here. It’s what makes a visit to this coast as exhausting as it is exhilarating: beauty and death, inseparably bound, in states utterly extreme.” -Mike Tidwell

Central to all my work is an interest in experiences that connect people to  the natural world. My subjects range from Coral Reefs, Wetland ecosystems, Microbial Landscapes, to Communities and Imaginary Spaces.  Each series in its own way addresses the complexities of human behavior as we strive to extinguish, preserve and enjoy the spaces we inhabit.
Similar to many of the subjects of my work, printmaking is an endangered art. As technology sweeps away the human hand, printmaking, the original disseminator of the written word, languishes in the shadows of its former glory. My work celebrates printmaking, utilizing screenprint, woodcut, and thousands of hours labor and hand cutting I embrace the past and construct my future.
I hope this work gives you pause and time to consider what in this world matters most to you.

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