Gabriel Mark Lipper Portrait

Gabriel Mark Lipper’s current paintings explore themes of energy, wealth, and ambition. His images ask open-ended questions about the viewers’ relationship to the painted narratives. An emphasis on technique and application of oil paint serve as a classical anchor for his otherwise often disconnected contemporary subjects. This dualism is borne out of a fixation with craftsmanship and an exploratory fascination with the zealous excesses of the new millennium. Drawing on influences as diverse as Tolstoy, Fellini, and Eazy-E, Lipper continues his focused inquiry into our sociocultural evolution with his latest body of work: American Dream. Gabriel Mark Lipper currently lives and works in Ashland Oregon.  

Educational Background

 
Bilmes School of Art, Jacksonville, OR – Study of drawing and painting
with a strong emphasis on the Russian Academic System
1993 – 1995
Hokkaido Japan Exchange & Botanical Painting Study 1992
European Adventure Study
Munich to study the Flemish Masterworks at the Alte Pinakothek,
Prague to study Czech Art Nouveau godfather Alphonse Mucha ,
Vienna Austria to study the works of Gustav Klimt,
Belgium, Italy, Greece, & Turkey
 1998
Harley Brown’s figurative studio in pastel and oilpaint 1999
Shozo Sato’s Sumi-e painting studio 2001
New York’s cityscapes and city life 2001
Mexican watercolor painting trip
Drawing and painting in Puerto Vallarta and Yelapa
2002
Tuscan Adventure Study
Florence to study the sculpture of Michael Angelo and Donatello
Bicycle trip through Tuscany and Chianti painting oil studies
with sculptor and painter Kevin Christman
2003
Austria, Venice, Coastal Italy
Painting on location in the coastal villages of the Cinque Terra
2005
Jordan Valley, OR Broncs and Bulls 2006
Recording sound and gathering imagery from the rodeo to the round up
for the sold out solo show National Cowboy
2008
British Virgin Islands Sailing Yacht and tropical studies
Collecting imagery and background for a series of paintings housed
in the collection of Kenneth Alphin (Big Kenny from Nashville’s Big & Rich)
2008
Panama’s inner city and wild monkey Adventure Study
Painting and drawing in Panama City, the rural mountains,
and the northern coastal jungles to study monkeys in there natural habitat
2008
German and Italian Fine Art and Cultural Study
Rome for extended study of Michael Angelo and Raphael at the Vatican,
Bernini and Caravaggio at the Borgheses
painting and drawing the Tuscan Hills with painter Ben Fenske,
gathering imagery of the immigration of Syrian and African Refugees,
Munich for Gothic and Baroque painted fabric studies
2015

Professional Affiliations

 
Portrait Society of America  
Oil Painters of America  
Southern Oregon Arts Council  
Enlāve Studios – Drawing and painting instructor  
TAP The Artisan Project  

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 
1201 Club
Portland, OR
1995
The Launch
Bluebird Gallery – Medford, OR
1997
Traveling Without Knowing
Alto Gallery – Ashland, OR
2001
Grants Pass Museum of Art
Grants Pass, OR
2002
Holidays on the Rocks
Élan Gallery – Jacksonville, OR
2006
Urban Legend
The Rymer Gallery – Nashville, TN
2009
Thoroughbred
The Rymer Gallery – Nashville, TN
2012
Thoroughbred
Hanson Howard Gallery – Ashland, OR
2014
Faces
Élan Gallery – Jacksonville, OR
2015

Selected Group Exhibitions

 
Artist Mentorship Show
Portland Art Museum – Portland, OR
1992
Selected works
Davis & Cline – Ashland OR
1998
Selected works
Waterhouse Gallery- Santa Barbara, CA
2003 – 2006
Selected Works
New Masters Gallery- Carmel, CA
2003 – 2006
Inside Out
Goldsmith Blocks Fine Art – Portland, OR
2009

Corporate Collections

 
Bristol Meyers – Squibb  
Washington Mutual Bank  
Bear Creek Corporation (Harry and David permanent collection)  
Blackstone Audio Books (permanent collection)  
Jackson County Administration – Rogue Community Center Mural  
Evergreen Federal Savings and Loan – Spirit of the Rogue Mural