Steven Pippin


Steven Pippin

Born in Redhill, UK, in 1969. He lives and works in London.  

Pippin is a British photographer and sculptor. After completing a degree in mechanical engineering, he took a foundation course in art at Loughborough College (1981–82) and subsequently studied sculpture at Brighton Polytechnic (1982–85) and at the Chelsea School of Art, London (1987). He worked in Berlin on a DAAD scholarship during 1997–98, and was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1999.

His recent solo exhibitions include STEVEN PIPPIN // NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY, Galerie Rupert Pfab, Düsseldorf (2020); Steven Pippin. Work (within a work), Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna (2018); Aberration optique, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017); Insignificant, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, NY (2014); Ω=1, Dilston Grove, CGP London (2013); Regress/Progress, CSW Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesne/Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw.
Group exhibitions include L’opera d’arte parla, Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna (2023); How to Win at Photography – Die Fotografie als Spiel, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (2021); Low Visibility, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (2021); Déambulation dans la collection du Frac Bretagne: De la Terre à la Lune, Centre d’Art Passerelle, Brest, France (2019/2020); Xerox, The Société, Bruxelles (2017); Ghosts in the machine, FRAC – Limousin, Limoges (2015); Contemporary Art Society: Twixt Two Worlds, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2014); NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY (2013); Du monde clos à l’univers infini, Centre d’art contemporain de Quimper, le Quartier, Quimper (2012).

Pippin’s work is part of a number of important public and private collections, among them Tate Gallery, London; Manchester City Art Gallery; Swindon Art Gallery; MOMA, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; SF MoMA San Francisco; the Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis; FRAC Limousin (France); FRAC Bretagne; FNAC Paris; the Contemporary Art Society, London; the Museum of Art Tel Aviv. UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Kenderdine Art Gallery, University of Saskatchewan, the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.