Tai Lipan, M.F.A.

Visiting Associate Professor of Art
(317) 450-9044
Evans Center, Room 211

Tai Lipan


  • 2006 MFA painting, Western Carolina University, NC
  • 2002 BA in studio art, Anderson University, IN
  • 2001 Chautauqua School of Art, NY Summer Intensive Painting Program
  • 2000 American University, Semester Abroad, Art in Italy program

Artist Biography

Tai Lipan is an Indianapolis based artist working as a painter and Visiting Associate Professor of Art at Marian University. Lipan has taught in higher education in studio art and art history for twenty years along with extensive work in gallery curating and museum design. She received her MFA in painting from Western Carolina University in 2006. Lipan actively exhibits her work with latest exhibitions including the Trestle Gallery in NY, the Skyes Gallery in PA, and recent solo exhibits at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts in WI, and the Racecar Factory Gallery, IN.


  • 2022 Nov. Racecar Factory, Indianapolis, IN
    Aug. Ancient Oceans, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2021 Architecture of Light, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI
  • 2020 Dividers of Daybreak and artist lecture, Marion University, IN
    NYC Phoenix Gallery online, invitational exhibit and artist feature
  • 2019 Graduate Gallery, Madison, WI
    Celebration Rain, The Bubbler, Madison, WI

Two-Person and Group Exhibits

  • 2022 Putting the Pieces Back Together, Bristol Art Museum, RI
    Our Neighborhood, UNC Pembroke, NC
  • 2021 Not Just Another Anthropocenic Love Story, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    Painting at Night Group Exhibit, Artlink, Ft Wayne, IN
    Artist/Mother Podcast interview Episode 111
    Among the Folds, 2-person exhibit Harrison Center for the Arts, IN
  • 2020 Process and Materials, Woman Made Gallery, juror Yoonshin Park, Chicago, IL
    YouTube channel interview with Yoonshin Park
  • 2019 Gardens, Group exhibit, Schwitzer Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2018 States of Reverie, Two Person Show, Sykes Gallery, Millersville University, PA
    Well-Traveled, Fletcher Place Arts, Indianapolis, IN
    Small Works, Trestle Gallery, curated by Sharon Louden, Brooklyn, NY
    Artist Lecture, Mount Gretna, PA
  • 2017 Faculty Exhibition, Anderson University, IN
  • 2016 The Painting Center; Artfile Chelsea/NY, NY
  • 2013 Group Exhibition, Park Street Gallery, IN
    Faculty Exhibition, Anderson University
    Lecture, Anderson University
  • 2010 Animal Nation, Caladan Gallery, juried exhibition, Artfile
  • 2009 The Painting Center; Artfile. Chelsea/NY, NY
    Nurture Art; Artfile Brooklyn, NY
    Faculty Exhibition; Wilson Gallery. Anderson, IN
    Artist Lecture; Wilson Gallery. Anderson, IN
  • 2008 Juried Exhibition; Carol Robb juror; Masur Museum of Art. Monroe, LA National Juried competition; Elwood, IL
  • 2007 Coming of Age; Douglasville, GA
  • 2006 Oddballs and Endnotes; YMI Cultural Center. Asheville, NC

Courses and Professional Experience

Marian University-Indiana, Foundation’s coordinator
Lead instructor for 2D studio art program
Painting, Drawing and Visual Concepts courses


Mt Gretna, PA
Visiting instructor of drawing for summer Intensive art program

Anderson University-Indiana
Instruct 8-9 classes per year, serve on AU curriculum committee, and advise students.
Courses include Painting for Liberal Arts, Drawing for Liberal Arts, Introductory Drawing, Illustration, Art Appreciation, Art History, Archival Preservation and Presentation

Jeeninga Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology
Anderson University-Indiana
Directed renovation, museum design, content research / writing. Direct archival practices for museum, run programs and tours.
Wilson Gallery
Curate, coordinate, install exhibits, and host gallery tours for the following: AU, permanent collections archives Warner Sallman Gallery, permanent collection Ongoing Exhibitions, Wilson Gallery (rotates monthly)

Studio Art Portfolio

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