Press Release: September 25, 2007
Amy Lipton named Director of The Fields Sculpture Park, at Omi International Arts Center.
Omi International Arts Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Lipton as the Director of the Fields Sculpture Park. Lipton brings a vast array of experience to her new position as the primary facilitator of artists' outdoor projects for The Fields. Works created for the Fields include both permanent and temporary contemporary sculpture, much of which is site specific and designed to illuminate natural aspects of the 90-acre sculpture park.
Omi International Arts Center is a not-for-profit residency program for international visual artists, writers, musicians and dancers as well as the site for The Fields Sculpture Park, a year round public exhibition venue for contemporary sculpture founded in 1998. Located in Ghent, New York, The Fields encompasses approximately 300 acres of farmland of which 90 acres are dotted with internationally recognized contemporary sculpture.
Lipton, who decided a decade ago to switch her focus from dealing art to championing eco-art, must be considered a prime mover in the sensibility of green consciousness. Since 1999 she has been the co-director of Ecoartspace with San Francisco based founder, Patricia Watts.
Lipton regularly organizes and moderates panel discussions. Her recent programs include the Human/Nature series with Ecoartspace, New York City Audubon and The Nature Conservancy at locations including the NYC Department of Parks Arsenal Gallery (2007), the International Center of Photography, NYC (2006) and the Carriage House for Global Issues, NYC (2005).
For the past three years Lipton has been Curator at Abington Art Center and Sculpture Park in suburban Philadelphia. She has owned/directed three contemporary art galleries: Lipton/Owens Co. and Amy Lipton Gallery in Soho, NYC (1989-1996) and Loughelton Gallery with artist Barbara Broughel in the East Village, NYC (1986-1989). Internationally known artists with such diverse practices as Polly Apfelbaum, Mel Chin, Kate Ericson/Mel Ziegler, Karen Finley, Bill Jacobson, Amy Sillman, Carol Szymanski, Sue Williams and Bing Wright first held solo exhibitions at her gallery.