Colin Kippen was born in San Francisco and grew up in rural Vermont. Along with a nine-year apprenticeship to a jeweler, he holds an MFA in Craft (2015) and a Post-Bacc Certificate in Metals (2006) from Oregon College of Art and Craft along with a BA in Studio Art (2004) from Carleton College. His sculptural practice loosely references domesticity, waste streams, gender roles, and masculinity. Along with a recent solo show at Nine Gallery in Portland, OR, Colin has exhibited along the West Coast including Eastside International, Los Angeles, CA, SOIL Gallery, Seattle, WA; and Dakota Art Gallery, Bellingham, WA. Colin is an adjunct professor of sculpture, design, and drawing at Portland Community College and Clark College in Vancouver, WA. He lives and works in Portland, OR.

Residency: June 2021 - August 2021

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