Poet and artist Richard Tipping has three degrees including a doctorate from the University of Technology, Sydney (2007), and worked as an academic in media arts before switching to art full time. His works incorporate his own poetic texts with three dimensional forms in engraved stone sculpture, in original and altered sign designs, and in graphics on paper. He has held solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane and internationally in London, Cologne, Munich, Washington and New York, USA. He has completed public and private sculptural commissions throughout Australia and internationally in New York and London. His work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney among other key collections, as well as in many regional art galleries; and internationally by the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities in Los Angeles; and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.