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Aug 09, 2019


DATE: August, 9, 2019



(Jackson, MS) – Dominic Lippillo of Starkville, MS has been awarded a $500 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). This grant is a portion of the nearly $1.4 million in grants the Commission awarded in 2019-2020 and will be used to purchase supplies for several up-coming exhibitions for his photography series, “Stories We Tell Ourselves”. The grants are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

“Mississippi boasts an embarrassment of riches when it comes to artistic talent in our state,” said Malcolm White, executive director of MAC. “MAC is proud to support the artists selected to receive grant awards from MAC this year. These individuals should be commended for their commitment to artistic excellence as well as their ability to communicate complex thoughts and emotions through the arts.”

Upcoming venues exhibiting Lippillo’s work include: Montgomery College (MD), Starkville Area Arts Council (MS), Boward College (FL), and The University of Alabama, Huntsville (AL). Lippillo was recently awarded a 2019 Mississippi State University Faculty Research Award for his accomplishments over the past year. In fall 2018, he was an artist-in-residence at the I-Park Foundation in East Haddam, CT where he continued working on his on-going series, “Stories We Tell Ourselves”.

The Mississippi Arts Commission is a state agency serving residents of the state by providing grants that support programs to enhance communities; assist artists and arts organizations; promote the arts in education and celebrate Mississippi’s cultural heritage. Established in 1968, the Mississippi Arts Commission is funded by the Mississippi Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mississippi Endowment for the Arts at the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson and other private sources. The agency serves as an active supporter and promoter of arts in community life and in arts education.

For information from the Mississippi Arts Commission, please contact Anna Ehrgott, Communications Director, 601-359-6546 or aehrgott@arts.ms.gov.

Jun 06, 2019
The Big Reveal: Telling Truth in the Age of Fiction

Images from Stories We Tell Ourselves will be featured in "The Big Reveal: Telling Truth in the Age of Fiction" juried by Angie Rizzo, Exhibits & Programs Manager, CENTER

Fri. June 7 & Sat. June 8, 8 – 10pm at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe as part of the Currents New Media Festival, East side of building, at the Santa Fe Railyard. The event is Free & Open to the Public.

Jun 03, 2019
L'Oeil de la Photographie

My photography series, Stories We Tell Ourselves, was featured on L'Oeil de la Photographie on June 1. Check it out here.

May 03, 2019
Oxford American Magazine Issue 104

"Car Lot", from Stories We Tell Ourselves accompanied the essay, "Some People Say" by Rachel Louise Martin in Issue 104 of the Oxford American Magazine. You can see the image and read the essay here.

Mar 18, 2019
Annuale 11 at the Light Factory

Seven images from "Stories We Tell Ourselves" will be in the exhibition, "Annuale 11" at the Light Factory in Charlotte, NC. The reception is March 28, 6:30-8:30pm (if you are in Charlotte).

Mar 11, 2019
SE Center Open jureid by Richard Tuschman

Picnic Table, from "Stories We Tell Ourselves" was selected by Richard Tuschman, to be part of the SE Center Open, juried group exhibition. The show is currently up and runs until 3/30/19. Check it out if you are in Greenville, SC.

Mar 11, 2019
Midwest Center for Photography Flat File Feature

A portfolio from, "Stories We Tell Ourselves", will be featured at in the flat files at the Midwest Center for Photography from March 29 - September 30. Check it out if you are in Wichita, KS. 

Jan 04, 2019
"Stories We Tell Ourselves" at Southern Light Gallery

"Stories We Tell Ourselves" will be on exhibition from Jan. 14 through Feb. 27 at the Southern Light Gallery on Amarillo College's Washington Street Campus. Check it out if you are in the area!

Dec 19, 2018
Some Recent Findings

An image from "Stories We Tell Ourselves" is included in this amazing bound portfolio of photographic works published by the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography. Please check it out!

Some Recent Findings, curated by Andrew Kensett, Assistant Curator at the Center for Creative Photography

Included artists: Noritaka Minami, Jo Ann Chaus, Yajing Liu, Veronika Pot, Marcus DeSieno, Andy Mattern, Elizabeth Albert, Dominic Lippillo, Jeroen Nelemans, Fatemeh Baigmoradi, Edouard Taufenbach, Paulo Simão, Arden Surdam, Martin Venezky, James Reeder, Nancy Floyd, Aimee Beaubien, Alyssa Minahan, Larson Shindelman, Aline Smithson, Tamara Cedré, Amy Friend, Jessica Buie, Tianqiutao Chen