Marla Lipkin grew up in New York City, attending the notable Music and Art High School. The artist went on to The Cooper Union School of Art, Architecture and Engineering, where she studied painting with Paul Resika, Leland Bell and Marcia Marcus. She also has a Masters of Art from Hunter College.

Ms. Lipkin has enjoyed many residencies. Her earliest - while still at Cooper Union was at the Provincetown Workshop, on Cape Cod, where she studied painting with Victor Candell and Leo Manso. This experience of leaving the city behind and discovering the light of the cape, was a lifetime transformation. When she graduated from Cooper Union, Ms. Lipkin went to the South of France for the winter/spring residency at the Michael Karolyi Foundation in Vence. She has been invited twice for the artist residency to the Edna Saint Vincent Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, NY.

Marla Lipkin has had many solo exhibitions in Soho, Chelsea and Long Island and throughout New England. Her work is in many private collections, corporations and hospitals. Most recently, Marlborough Hospital in Massachusetts, acquired two large scale paintings for their new cancer wing, 'Marsh Meditation' and a commission, ' Schartner Farm.'

Artist lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico.