"Picnic Table" from Stories We Tell Ourselves was selected for inclusion in The Photo Review 2019 Competition. Check out all the selected works here: http://www.photoreview.org/wordpressindex/2019-winners/gallery/page/2
I was recently interviewed by Mississippi State University Department of Art Gallery Director Lori Neuenfeldt talks on the program, From The Gallery. Check it out here: https://www.caad.msstate.edu/videos/gallery-august-2019?fbclid=IwAR06VwzrlKJgJtI1CpwVASiXImQdh7KUtqnuz3XISY60cVj4tYJaHOVoVhU
Verisimilitude will be on view at The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Silver Springs, MD. September 16 – October 11, 2019. The opening reception will be held on Thursday September 26, 2019, 6-8 pm. The event is located at the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center. Verisimilitude is the work of four artists Dominic Lippillo, John Morris, Casey McGuire, and Mark Schoon. The artists come together to examine the uneasy truce/dialogue between photography and its appearance of being true or real. With work ranging from antiquated processes to digital imagery, the exhibition allows viewers to explore genres of photography while considering the nature of perception. For more information, visit http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/arts-tpss/exhibitions/. Admission is free and open to the public.
To read the full press release please visit this site: http://www.bmoreart.com/events/verisimilitude
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 2019
AiPP Exhibit Reception - Dominic Lippillo
STARKVILLE, MS -
Starkville Area Arts Council is eager to announce the next Art in Public Places Exhibit with a kick-off reception on Thursday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Partnership in downtown Starkville.
This Exhibit, hosted in collaboration with the Mississippi Arts Commission, will highlight the work of Starkville photographer Dominic Lippillo, who received a 2018 South Arts State Fellowship recipient for the series “Stories We Tell Ourselves.”
“The Mississippi Arts Commission is proud to partner with Starkville Area Arts Council to honor Dominic Lippillo, a very talented photographer,” said Malcolm White, executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission. “South Arts' Southern Prize and State Fellowship program has served to shine a light on the South's most gifted visual artists. For the past several years, Mississippi's State Fellows, including Dominic, have showcased very strong work through this program, ultimately furthering their own careers as well as raising our state's profile for modern visual art.”
“I am honored to have received the 2018 South Arts State Fellowship for Mississippi. This award allowed me to travel to East Haddam, CT, where I was an artist-in-residence at the I-Park Foundation from September 12 – October 8, 2018. During my residency, I continued working on the “Stories We Tell Ourselves” series. The award also helped me prepare photographs for solo exhibitions at Orange Coast College, Manifest Gallery, Amarillo College, and Mississippi State University. None of this would have been possible without the generous South Arts award. I will always be grateful to have been a fellowship recipient.”
“Dominic’s photographs create fantastic stories for the viewer to explore,” says SAAC Executive Director John W. Bateman. “His work is simply more evidence of the tremendous talent that exists here in Starkville. We’re honored and excited to share his work, particularly in collaboration with the Mississippi Arts Commission.”
“The way Dominic layers his images and crafts visual stories is remarkable,” said Suzette M. Surkamer, executive director of South Arts. “His creative artistry really stood out during our jury process, and we are honored to support him and his work.”
As part of SAAC’s AiPP series, works may be listed for sale. SAAC collects and pays sales taxes on behalf of the artist for any work sold, and the artist keeps 80% of the proceeds. This Exhibit will run until November 11. Works will be on display in the lobby of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership in downtown Starkville.
To view more of Dominic’s work, visit www.domlippillo.com. “Stories We Tell Ourselves” is scheduled for exhibition at The University of Alabama – Huntsville, February 9 – March 13, 2020.
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Now commencing its third decade, the Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) sponsors the Cotton District Arts Festival, runs various art education outreach initiatives, and awards more than $20,000 each year in grants and scholarships throughout Starkville and Oktibbeha County in its mission to build a strong, creative, connected community through the arts. The Starkville Area Arts Council appreciates the support of the City of Starkville, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, Oktibbeha County, National Endowment for the Arts, Mississippi Arts Commission, Visit Mississippi, Del Rendon Foundation, 4-County Electric Foundation, Atmos Energy, SOAR, and various local businesses and individuals. Additional information can be found at www.starkvillearts.org.
John W. Bateman, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leslie Barker, Arts-Based Community Development Director, LBarker@arts.ms.gov
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dominic Lippillo
DATE: August, 9, 2019
Dominic Lippillo RECEIVES MISSISSIPPI ARTS COMMISSION GRANT
(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 email@example.com.
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.
My photography series, Stories We Tell Ourselves, was featured on L'Oeil de la Photographie on June 1. Check it out here.
"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.
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).