Lippillo featured in international photography magazine

April 9th, 2018 Comments Off on Lippillo featured in international photography magazine

A faculty member in Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art and Design was recently featured in an international photography magazine.

Department of Art Associate Professor Dominic Lippillo’s portfolio from his series “Stories We Tell Ourselves” was showcased in “Don’t Take Pictures,” along with an article written by Roger Thompson, senior editor for the magazine and professor at Stony Brook University.

The feature can be found in issue #10, and his portfolio is currently featured online: http://www.donttakepictures.com.

“Lippillo aims to capture a landscape that, as he says, ‘can be anywhere,’ and part of the success of the photographs is their ability to evoke familiarity despite their generic Americana appearance,” says Thompson in the article.

“Don’t Take Pictures” is published in print twice a year — in March and September — along with regular online articles.

The magazine was founded as a publication of The Kiernan Gallery and now functions independently “to introduce art lovers, dog lovers, cat lovers, hipsters, oldsters, and collectors to artists who are on the move.”

An MSU faculty member since 2010, Lippillo earned his bachelor’s in photography from Youngstown State University in 2005 and master’s in photography from Ohio University in 2009. Digital photography and photography survey are among courses Lippillo has taught at MSU.

Lippillo’s solo and collaborative work addresses ideas pertaining to memory, space and place, and vernacular photographic images. His photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Photographic Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and universities of Alabama and North Dakota.

His work also has been published in the journal “Exposure” and in the supplement of images accompanying Bruce Warren’s textbook “Photography: The Concise Guide” (2nd Edition, March 2011). Lippillo’s other honors include a 2013 MSU Faculty Research Award, 2016 Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship and 2018 South Arts Fellowship. For more, visit https://dominic-lippillo.pixpa.com.

Celebrating its 50th year, MSU’s Department of Art is home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program. Learn more at www.caad.msstate.edu and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CAADatMSU.

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Dominic Lippillo honored with 2018 South Arts State Fellowship

March 6th, 2018 Comments Off on Dominic Lippillo honored with 2018 South Arts State Fellowship

“Pond,” an ink jet print from Dominic Lippillo’s “Stories We Tell Ourselves” series

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State University

A faculty member in Mississippi State University’s College of Architecture, Art and Design is being recognized for his role in advancing Southern vitality through the arts.

Dominic Lippillo, an associate professor in the university’s Department of Art, is among nine visual artists from around the region receiving a $5,000 State Fellowship from Atlanta, Georgia-based nonprofit South Arts. In addition to Mississippi, this year’s recipients represent Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Selected from nearly 700 visual artists by a panel of four jurors, the State Fellowship recipients now are in consideration for the South Arts Southern Prize, which includes $25,000 and a two-week residency at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences in Rabun Gap, Georgia. One fellow also will be named a finalist and receive a $10,000 prize.

All of the award winners will be recognized at an April 16 ceremony in New Orleans.

Now in their second year, the South Arts State Fellowships and Southern Prize mission is to celebrate and support the highest quality artistic work being created in the American South. Visual artists living in South Arts’ nine-state region and producing crafts, drawing, experimental art, painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media and multidisciplinary work are eligible to apply. For more, visit www.southarts.org.

“We are very proud to support Southern artists,” said Susie Surkamer, executive director of South Arts. “These State Fellows reflect the richly diverse arts and culture of our region, and each offers a distinct viewpoint with their work and background. The Southern Prize and State Fellowships are an important vehicle for artistic and professional growth of artists in the South.”

An MSU faculty member since 2010, Lippillo earned his bachelor’s in photography from Youngstown State University in 2005 and master’s in photography from Ohio University in 2009. Digital photography and photography survey are among courses Lippillo has taught at MSU.

Lippillo’s solo and collaborative work addresses ideas pertaining to memory, space and place, and vernacular photographic images. His photographs are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Photographic Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and universities of Alabama and North Dakota.

His work also has been published in the journal “Exposure” and in the supplement of images accompanying Bruce Warren’s textbook “Photography: The Concise Guide” (2nd Edition, March 2011). Lippillo’s other honors include a 2013 MSU Faculty Research Award and 2016 Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship. For more, visit https://dominic-lippillo.pixpa.com.

Celebrating 50 years at MSU, the Department of Art is home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program. Learn more at www.caad.msstate.edu and follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @CAADatMSU.

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

Two art faculty selected for Rogers exhibit

April 15th, 2015 Comments Off on Two art faculty selected for Rogers exhibit

TOP: "Mom's Last Birthday" by Marita Gootee BOTTOM: "Girl Wearing Dress" by Dominic Lippillo

TOP: “Mom’s Last Birthday” by Marita Gootee BOTTOM: “Girl Wearing Dress” by Dominic Lippillo

By Sasha Steinberg | Mississippi State

Photographic creations by two art department faculty members at Mississippi State are part of an exhibition through June 24 at Laurel’s Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.

One piece by university professor Marita Gootee and two by assistant professor Dominic Lippillo are among 60 works selected for the 2015 Mississippi Collegiate Art Faculty Juried Exhibition.

In all, more than 200 submissions were made this year by professional artists working at senior and junior levels of Mississippi institutions of higher learning. They were judged by Graham Boettcher, the Birmingham Museum of Art’s William Cary Hulsey Curator of American Art.

Gootee, an Indiana State University graduate, joined the art department in 1986 and now coordinates its photography emphasis. Lippillo is an Ohio University graduate who came to MSU in 2010.

“Dom and I are proud to be selected for this exhibition, and we are excited to represent Mississippi State University in this competition,” Gootee said.

The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of Laurel-based law firm Gilchrist, Sumrall, Yoder and Boone, PLLC.

Located at 565 N. Fifth Avenue, the non-profit art repository has viewing hours 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday. While admission is free, a $3 donation for non-member adults may be given. For more, visit www.LRMA.org or telephone 601-649-6374.

Art student work selected for Oregon photography exhibition, catalog

December 17th, 2014 Comments Off on Art student work selected for Oregon photography exhibition, catalog

"Fire Man" by Ronnie Robinson

“Fire Man” by Ronnie Robinson

By Sasha Steinberg | MSU Public Affairs

A striking image created by a senior Mississippi State art student is among those featured in the Oregon-based Black Box Gallery’s “Poetics of Light” online-annex photography exhibition.

Completed during a spring 2014 photography survey class, Ronnie B. Robinson’s piece titled “Fire Man” is one of 54 photographs selected for the juried group photography show focusing on the quality and drama of light in photography. The daughter of Ronny and Donna Robinson of West Point, her work also will be included in a catalog available for purchase on Blurb Books. For more, see www.blackboxgallery.com/Poetics%20of%20Light%20EP.html.

According to the Black Box Gallery’s website, “Light is the foundation of great photography and photographers need to know the importance of seeing and controlling the luminosity of light in pictures. Exposure, direction, highlight, shadow and contrast all play a major role in creating striking and magical pictures.”

Serving as juror for “Poetics of Light” was Tricia Hoffman, executive director of Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon.

“In this image the play on fire as the light source to illuminate the fireman’s face is both clever and a technical challenge that Ronnie worked hard to capture,” said assistant professor Dominic Lippillo. “Ronnie also had an image published this semester in the 35th Annual Best of College and High School Photography 2014 publication,” he said, adding that “I can’t wait to see where her work ends up next.”

MSU’s art department is home to the Magnolia State’s largest undergraduate studio art program. Part of the College of Architecture, Art and Design, it offers a bachelor’s degree with concentrations in ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Art assistant professor exhibits at Georgia’s Mercer University

November 19th, 2014 Comments Off on Art assistant professor exhibits at Georgia’s Mercer University

work in "Anti-Local" by Dominic Lippillo and Mark Schoon

work in “Anti-Local” by Dominic Lippillo and Mark Schoon

Via ovations365.com

“Domestic (In)Congruence” by Mark Schoon and Dominic Lippillo will be on exhibit through Nov. 21 in the Plunkett Gallery at Mercer University in Macon, Ga. Both artists will be hold a gallery talk before the reception from 2-3 p.m. on Nov. 21.

The show features 30 color photographic works that range in scale from 4″ x 4″ to 33″ x 44″ and are the result of a unique long distance collaboration between the two artists. In a collaborative effort, the two photographers, living 1,114 miles apart (at the time when the work was created), approach their homes as the sites for exploration of domesticity. Beginning independently, one photographer creates an image of his home and sends it to the other. The recipient responds to these visual “prompts” with a photograph of his own that utilizes aesthetic decisions regarding lighting, scale, texture and color – among other factors – to find similarities and differences in his home and to make them read as a pair. In doing so the artists create a conversation pertaining to the definition, use and perception of place. Through the use of the diptych format, two images come together to form a dialogue about proximity, locality and space versus place.

Lippillo and Schoon earned their master of fine arts in photography from Ohio University in 2009. Working independently with lens-based media, they soon realized they had a shared interest in the domestic. Although they approach their solo work differently, a common sensibility could be recognized in the earlier work of both artists leading to the creation of their first collaborative effort, a collection of photographs titled, “Anti-­local.” Selections from their collaborations are included in the permanent collection of The Museum of Photographic Art; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; the Journal Exposure; and in the supplement of images accompanying Bruce Warren’s textbook Photography: The Concise Guide (2nd Edition March 2011). Lippillo is an assistant professor of art at Mississippi State University. Schoon is an assistant professor of art at The University of West Georgia.

Department of Art assistant professor featured on blog

November 13th, 2014 Comments Off on Department of Art assistant professor featured on blog

Dominic Lippillo, assistant professor in the Department of Art, and his colleague Mark Schoon were recently featured on the blog 365 artists 365 days.

On January 1, 2014, Frank Juarez Gallery and Greymatter Gallery launched the 365 Artists 365 Days Project to the world. What started as a way to spotlight contemporary artists daily  from across the country blossomed into getting the attention of artists from across the globe such as Germany, Slovenia, Australia,  Russia, London, Israel and the United Kingdom.

See the interview.

Painting student also excels in photography

April 21st, 2014 Comments Off on Painting student also excels in photography

Molly Howell

Molly Howell

Department of Art Fine Art major in painting, Molly Howell, was recently accepted as a runner-up into Creative Quarterly: The journal of Art & Design for her photographic series that was created in Assistant Professor Dominic Lippillo’s Photography Survey course.

Molly’s photography will be posted on the Creative Quarterly website on the Online Gallery in Summer 2014.

“Molly’s images are visually intriguing and raise relevant questions about the economy,” said Lippillo. “This series has potential to become an ongoing body of work that I hope she continues exploring.”

“Basically, the concept has to do with my experience with the housing market crash in 2008,” said Molly. “My father builds houses, and because of the crash, we went through a lot of struggles as a family. This series and others are my way of exploring those feelings. “

The images are haunting landscapes with a simple childlike house sewn into the photography using gold thread.

“It is a very clever approach for creating the imagery and conveying the concept.” said Professor Marita Gootee, who is the area cordinator of photography.

Creative Quarterly is a very competitive magazine and has a respected online gallery,” she added. “It is very impressive that Molly has received this level of recognition. Molly was the only entry from Mississippi State to be selected for the online or published Creative Quarterly Issue 35.”

Prudhomme receives 2014 Jefferson Clarke Wilson Memorial Award for Excellence in Photography

March 28th, 2014 Comments Off on Prudhomme receives 2014 Jefferson Clarke Wilson Memorial Award for Excellence in Photography

Paul Prudhomme

Paul Prudhomme

By Dominic Lippillo

The 2014 Jefferson Clarke Wilson Memorial Award for Excellence in Photography has been awarded to Paul Prudhomme, a junior in the Department of Art. This $100 award is a recurring honor in the Department of Art on the Mississippi State University campus.

The award is presented in the spring to a student in the Department of Art for excellence in portrait or nature photography.

“This year it was difficult to choose the winner of the award. There were many great photographs submitted by many talented students in the department,” said Assistant Professor Dominic Lippillo.

In the end it was Paul’s photograph of the firefighter standing in front of the controlled burn that stood out to the selection committee.

“Paul’s thoughtful placement of the figure in the landscape communicates a narrative that is built upon the depicted details in the photograph. His use of color aids in this by allowing the viewer’s eye to search the composition,” Lippillo said.

This award, sponsored by Stuart Herring of Starkville, is in memory of Jeff Wilson and his love of photography. Born in Gulfport, Wilson was an accomplished photographer and woodworker in addition to being a computer programmer and employee of Mississippi State University for 35 years.

For more information and application process please contact Professor Gootee in the Department of Art at mgootee@caad.msstate.edu.

Five Department of Art students included in Best of College & High School Photography 2014

March 26th, 2014 Comments Off on Five Department of Art students included in Best of College & High School Photography 2014

By Marita Gootee

Five students from the MSU Department of Art were selected to be included in the publication Best of College & High School Photography 2014. The students whose images will be included are Sydney Armer, Zach Boozer, Jackson Donald, Cody McCain and Carrie Shannon. The 34th Annual College & High School Photography Contest, co-sponsored by Nikon included submissions of more than 16,600 photographs from the U.S., Canada and around the world.

The judges included Nell Campbell, The Photographer’s Forum editor; Christopher Broughton, Brooks Institute; Ann Cutting, Art Center College of Design; and William Snyder, Rochester Institute of Technology.

Syndey Armer

Syndey Armer

“The lush green of the landscape and the bend of the tree make this image by Sydney Armer inviting for the viewer,” said Professor Marita Gootee, who is the area coordinator of the photography concentration in the Department of Art at Mississippi State University. “Sydney is at the very beginning of her career, and I know she will be very successful.”

Zach Boozer

Zach Boozer

“The image by Zach Boozer is a study of light, lines and a simple pallet,” said Gootee. “Zack is a natural in photography. His eye is rich and true. There is a bright future for Zach as a photographer.”

“Zack and Sydney were both in my FYS: Art in the Dark – The Photogram class in the Fall. I am so excited that they are in this publication! What a great way to jump start a career!” she added.

Jackson Donald

Jackson Donald

“The self-portrait photograph created by Jackson Donald utilizes repetition to help move the viewer’s eye around the interior space to notice the framed photographs. Jackon’s reflection in the mirror is also framed like a photograph on the wall embedding him into the depicted domestic setting,” said Assistant Professor Dominic Lippillo. “Jackson shows promise as a photographer, and I am excited to see the direction his work leads him.”

Cody McCain

Cody McCain

“This diptych photograph by Cody McCain creates a dialogue about memory and past experiences. The tonality of his black and white imagery allows the viewer to feel the textures of the mud and the holes of the shoes with his or her eyes,” said Lippillo. “Cody is young to photography but shows an excitement for learning and a passion for the medium.”

Carrie Shannon

Carrie Shannon

“The piano sits on the diagonal as if about to fall through the floor in an abandoned building. There is a stillness that I find haunting,” said Gootee. “Carrie is an excellent photographer, and she should pursue this love of space with her camera. I see this as just the beginning of an exciting career as a photographer.”
Carrie Shannon graduated in the Fall 2013. She earned BFA in fine art in the photography concentration.

All the contest’s finalists selected for Photographer’s Forum magazine will be published in the hardcover book Best of College & High School Photography 2014. The book is distributed to college libraries and instructors of photography, art and graphic design. Best of College & High School Photography 2014 is a full-color, hard-bound publication, with separate sections for college and high school finalists.

MSU CAAD Faculty Art Exhibit open now through March 29

February 4th, 2014 Comments Off on MSU CAAD Faculty Art Exhibit open now through March 29

(photo by Lori Neuenfeldt)

(photo by Lori Neuenfeldt)

By: Lori Neuenfeldt

Opening today in the Visual Arts Center (VAC) Gallery is a show of works created by faculty from the MSU College of Architecture, Art and Design.

Visitors to the gallery will see the diverse styles of the artists that include samples of painting, sculpture, photography, furniture design, graphic design, fiber art and printmaking. The works range from representational images depicting figures and portraits to explorations of abstract forms, colors, text and shapes.

Many students in the Department of Art look forward to the faculty exhibit, which typically occurs every other year, as it allows them to see the work and research of their professors.

The 19 faculty and staff artists represented are Chad Anderson, Peter Bain, Alex Bostic, Adrienne Callander, Neil Callendar, Brent Funderburk, Marita Gootee, Rowan Haug, Jeffery Haupt, Jude Landry, Dominic Lippillo, Robert Long, Gregory Martin, Tim McCourt, Soon Ee Ngoh, Jamie Mixon, Linda Sekinger, Jake Weigel and Jim West.

Many of the pieces in the show have won awards or have been part of juried exhibitions. For example, Jamie Mixon’s concert poster for Pink created for the Verizon Arena won an Award of Excellence from the professional creative journal Communication Arts; Jude Landry’s design of The United States of America for a T-shirt print also received recognition from Communication Arts and is represented in the gallery show as a wood cut; Marita Gootee’s “DollarTree Rex,” a cyanotype photogram of a toy purchased from a DollarTree store, recently exhibited at Lightbox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, Ore.

There will be a reception for the show at the VAC Gallery on Thurs., Feb. 20 from 5 –7 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

The Visual Arts Center Gallery is located at 808 University Drive. Hours of operation: Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and Saturday 2 – 4p.m. For more information please call 662-325-2970.

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