Lippillo is an Associate Professor in photography at Mississippi State University in the Art Department, where he has worked since 2010. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at Youngstown University in 2005. In 2009, he obtained a master’s degree in photography from Ohio University.
Lippillo was awarded a Mississippi Arts Commission Fellowship Grant in 2016 and was awarded several mini-grants from the Commission in the early 2000’s. He was among the top finalists in Photolucida’s 2016 and 2017 Critical Mass portfolio competition.
His photographic work is in permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX; The University of North Dakota; the University of Alabama; and the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, CA.
Originally from Ohio, Lippillo currently lives in Starkville, Mississippi.