Donald Lipski is a sculptor known for his poetic combining and altering of existing things and for his enigmatic installation works. Since coming to prominence with his Museum of Modern Art installation Gathering Dust in 1979—thousands of tiny sculptures pinned to the walls— his work has been shown in galleries and museums around the world. He is represented in the permanent collections of dozens of museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Menil Collection, and The Chicago Art Institute. He has shown at The White House, MoMA, and in galleries and museums around the world.
In recent years he has also created many prominent public sculptures. His artworks have been repeatedly cited by Art in America as among the “Best Public Art of the Year”, and included in The Public Art Network’s “Year In Review.” His public projects have been both overwhelmingly popular with the public and garnered critical acclaim.
Lipski, while not a glass artist, per se, is embraced by the glass world as one of its own. He has worked at Pilchuck, and in Murano, and his work was the inaugural show at the Lehman Gallery of the NY Experimental Glass Workshop (later called Urban Glass.)