Pip Dickens has a Masters in Fine Art from The Slade School of Art (UCL, London) graduating in 2000. She is Lecturer in Fine Art (Painting) at Lancaster University.
She has been a Visiting Lecturer and part-time lecturer on numerous Fine Art degree courses. She also promoted visual and performance art whilst Marketing Officer at Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery & Theatre prior to embarking on her Masters.
In 2010-2011 she was the Leverhulme Trust Award Artist in Residence at the University of Huddersfield, Department of Music collaborating with composer, Professor Monty Adkins on synergy between music and painting through research of Japanese aesthetics.
She also undertook research in Kyoto and co-authored a book ‘Shibusa - Extracting Beauty’ with Adkins.
Her work has been purchased by numerous private and public collections including architects, commercial, leisure and financial institutions.
In 2013 a substantial solo exhibition ‘PIP DICKENS - SCREEN’ comprising newly commissioned and recent paintings influenced by Japanese aesthetics and photochemical cinematic references showcased at Rugby Art Gallery & Museum and was supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
In January 2014 a painting from the ‘Toward the Light’ solo exhibition was purchased for the permanent Collection at Cartwright Hall Art Gallery., Yorkshire.