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Laurie Lipton

“… Lipton is a borderline-fanatical artist who props herself on a stick for at least 6 hours every day, drawing almost unrealizably thin lines and feathery details with a permanent-point pencil, betraying layer upon layer of dark secrets, sleepless nights, and footsteps in the hall.”

Laurie Lipton was born in New York and began drawing at the age of four. She was the first person to graduate from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pennsylvania with a Fine Arts Degree in Drawing (with honours). She has lived in Holland, Belgium, Germany and France and has made her home in London since 1986. Her work has been exhibited extensively throughout Europe and the USA.

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- The London Evening Standard

“Technically Lipton is a profound draftsman. She captures nuances of light and shade with masterful proficiency.”

- Artweek

“Her exhibition returns constantly to the theme of social masks while laying bare those deeply harboured fantasies and terrors which belie supposedly “normal” appearances.”

- The Times (London)

“No escapism here; all dark corners are revealed.”

- The Guardian

“Laurie Lipton draws in immaculate pencil with the precision of a brain surgeon. The results are stunning, worrying, funny and, above all, vengeful.”

- Artseen

- Juxtapoz Magazine

“… but it’s not just her pencil that is sharp, her wit has an equally fine point which comes through in the titles of her detailed drawings.”