Matt Lipps

Matt Lipps (b. 1975, Oakland, CA, USA) shoots three-dimensional tableaus made of collaged, found photographs. In a lineage of radical montage from Dada to the Pictures Generation, Lipps saves and revives imagery, continuing an archaeological tradition for a new information age. Widely exhibited in major institutions worldwide, Lipps’ work is held in the permanent collections, among others, of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Hammer Museum and LACMA, Los Angeles.

Matt Lipps lives and works in Los Angeles.


2004, MFA Studio Art, University of California, Irvine
1998, BFA Photography, California State University, Long Beach

Solo Exhibitions

Where Figure Becomes Ground, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Selections, 2008-2016, Euclid Gallery at HGA Architects, Los Angeles

AnObjectAnImage, Klemm's, Berlin

Looking Through Pictures, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles

Library, Danziger Gallery, New York
Figures, Art In General, New York

Special Problems, Josh Lilley, London
The Populist Camera, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco

Library, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles

HORIZON/S, University of California Riverside, Museum of Photography
Matt Lipps, Josh Lilley Gallery, London

HORIZON/S, Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
HORIZON/S, Marc Selwyn Gallery, Los Angeles
Untitled (Women’s Heads), billboard project on La Cienega Blvd., LAXART, Los Angeles

Matt Lipps: HOME, Silverman Gallery, San Francisco

Horses, The Office, Huntington Beach

Group Exhibitions

Likenesses, Haines Gallery, San Francisco

Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, Los Angeles
The Poetry of Silence, PhotoFairs – Insights Exhibition, San Francisco
Kinship, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco

Indecisive Moment, Robert L. Ringel Gallery, Purdue University, West Lafayette
ImageWorld: In and About Photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Found, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, New York
99 Cents or Less, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit
Insights, PHOTOFAIRS, San Francisco

An Uncanny Order, Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco
Indecisive Moment, Gyeonggi Arts Center, Suwon
California and the West: Photography from the Campaign for Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
New Builds, Josh Lilley, London

Camera of Wonders, Centro de la Imágen, Mexico City, Mexico
The Magic Medium, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Human Apparatus, Klemm's, Berlin, Germany
Under Construction: New Positions in American Photography, Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation, Brooklyn, NY

Geometriks, Galeria Impakto, Lima
Specific Inventory, Galerie Eva Meyer, Paris
Under Construction: New Positions in American Photography, FOAM Museum, Amsterdam
Secondhand, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco
Ones and Zeros, curated by Jeanne Gerrity and Amy Owen, di Rosa Art Collection, Napa
The Thing Itself, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Holding It Together: Collage, Montage, Assemblage, Hosfelt Gallery, San Francisco
Soft Target, organized by Phil Chang and Matthew Porter, M+B Gallery, Los Angeles
Unsparing Quality, curated by Farrah Karapetian, Diane Rosenstein Fine Art, Los Angeles
Inaugural Group Show: Gallery Artists, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles

Staking a Claim: A California Invitational, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
Masquerade, High House Gallery, Oxfordshire
Reality Check, 44AD artspace, Bath

Set-Up, curated by Stephen Hepworth, Jousse Enterprise, Paris France
Battleground States, Aaron Moulton, curator, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art
Art Faculty Exhibition, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University
Daegu Photo Biennale: Photography is Magic!, Daegu
Figure and Form in Contemporary Photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London
Tilt/Shift: New Queer Perspectives on the Western Edge, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles

US EST, Pepin Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Greater L.A., organized by Eleanor Cayre, Benjamin Godsill, and Joel Mesler, New York
Assembly: 8 Emerging Photographers from Southern California, Fred Torres Collaborations, New York

Cutters / Berlin: An Exhibition of International Collage, Pool Gallery, Berlin
FotoFest 2010 Biennial, Assembly: 8 Emerging Photographers from Southern California, Houston
After Image, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore

Cutters, James Gallagher, Curator, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn
Related Work, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles
Living History II: Asad Faulwell & Matt Lipps, works selected by Marc Selwyn & Dean Valentine, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles
Tainted Love, La Mama La Galleria, New York
Inside Of You, PHIL, Los Angeles
The Banality of Good, Claremont Graduate University Gallery, Claremont

APhF:08 | Athens Photo Festival, Hellenic Centre for Photography, Athens
Matt Lipps / Caroline May, The Apartment, Athens
BUMP: Recent + Rarely Seen Explicit Videos from Southern California Artists, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles

OFF HOURS, New Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles
SHOW, The Jail Gallery, Los Angeles
Rainbow Goblins, The Advocate and Gochis Galleries, Los Angeles

Photography Unbound, Heather Murray, Curator, California State University, San Bernadino
Libertine Society presents: The Nature of Excess, L2kontemporary, Los Angles
Great American Nude, Harvey Levine Gallery, Culver City
Organica, enView Gallery, Long Beach

Come Together, enView Gallery, Long Beach
Log Cabin, Jeffrey Uslip, Curator, Artists Space, New York

Rendering Gender, Truman State University Art Gallery, Kirksville
SUPERSONIC: 1 Windtunnel, 8 Schools, 120 Artists, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena


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Untitled (Stove)
Installation View: Special Problems
Untitled (Men in Suits)
Untitled (Reach)
Untitled (Shape)
Untitled (Archive)
Special Problems
Untitled (Doorway)
Installation View: Matt Lipps
Installation View: Matt Lipps
Installation View: Special Problems
Untitled (Double)
Untitled (Marble)
Untitled (Youth)
Untitled (White)
Untitled (Death)
Untitled (Animals)
Untitled (Artifacts)
Untitled (Garage Floor)
Untitled (Garage Wall)


Water Biscuit

Water Biscuit

Group Show

New Builds

New Builds

Group Show

Special Problems

Special Problems

Solo Show

Matt Lipps

Matt Lipps

Solo Show