Linda Ridgway

Exhibitions

The Grand Anonymous, 2013
Back Room, 2013
Dallasites, 2013
Alice, the poet and the grasslands,
2012
A Boy's Will, 2009
Line By Line, 2006
Consider, 2003
Linda Ridgway: Leap Year, 2000

Biography

1947 Born in Jeffersonville, Indiana
Currently lives and works in Dallas, Texas

Education

1973 M.F.A., Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
1971 B.F.A., Louisville School of Art, Anchorage, Kentucky

Solo Exhibitions

2013 The Grand Anonymous, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA
A Song to Herself
, Stephen F. Austin State University, Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX
2012

Alice, the poet and the grasslands, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Winter White: Prints by Linda Ridgway, Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas

2009 A Boy’s Will, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2007 Between, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
2006 Line By Line, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2005 Reconsider, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas
while, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
2003 Consider, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2002 Arrangements, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
2001 Without Ceremony, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Linda Ridgway: White Flowers, Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, Texas (solo exhibition to recognize the 2001 Legend Award Artist)
2000 Natural Juices: Etchings and Monotypes, Flatbed Galleries, Austin, Texas
Linda Ridgway: Leap Year, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
1999 Linda Ridgway: Receiving Line, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Linda Ridgway: Red Line, Art League of Houston, Houston, Texas (exhibit for 1999 Artist of the Year)
1998 Poetry of Line, Women & Their Work, Austin, Texas
1997-98 Linda Ridgway: A Survey, Poetics of Form, Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
1996 Visual Essays, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas
1994 Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1991 Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1990 Graham Gallery, Houston, Texas
Night Voices, Studio Gallery, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas
1987 Formations, DW Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1982 DW Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1977 DW Co-op Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1976 Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas
1974 Louisville School of Art, Anchorage, Kentucky

Group Exhibitions

2014 Motion : Emotion, Assemblage, Lincoln, NE    
Environmental Impact, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA    
Selections from the Legendary Collection of Sonny Burt and Bob Butler, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
Drawn In /Drawn Out, The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX
In Six Weeks, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
2013

Back Room, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX
DallasSITES: Available Space, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Ex Libris, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012

Espoused, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
Uniquely Louisiana, The Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Shaw Center for the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA
Paper Space: Drawings by Sculptors, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
Difference?, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Once & Again, brand 10 art space, Fort Worth, TX

2011 New Variations, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Silver: 25th Anniversary Exhibition, The Gallery at UTA, Arlington, Texas
2010 Advancing Tradition: 20 Years at Flatbed Press, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas
Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Flora/Fauna, Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery, St. Stephens Episcopal School, Austin, Texas
Collections, Cultures, and Collaborations, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas         
Texas Women Printmakers, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
2009 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
A Matter of Form, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
The Great Texas Sculpture Roundup, The Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, Texas
2008 Arthur Roger 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
Something New, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
2007 The Eclectic Eye: Pop and Illusion- Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2006 Intersection, UNT Artspace FW, Fort Worth, Texas
Texas 100: Selections from the El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas
Professors/Printmakers, Tarrant County College, Arlington, Texas
Laced With History, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2005 Natural Beauty, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
A Summer Group, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, New York
Artists Among Us, The Women’s Museum, Dallas, Texas
2004 5th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Steve Murphy, Linda Ridgway: Planting A Line, The Gallery at UTA, Arlington, Texas
One Hundred Drawings, Haggerty Gallery, University of Dallas, Irving, Texas
Texas Vision: The Barrett Collection, The Meadows Museum, Dallas, Texas
2003 Flip, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Pairings: Artists’ Selections from the Dallas Museum of Art Collection, The Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Mark Making: A Drawing Show, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
Twenty-fifth Anniversary Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2002 One Hunderd Years: The Permanent Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
Spring Forward: New Work from the Studio, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Next, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Modalities of the Visible: A Survey of Contemporary Art in North Texas, Brookhaven College For the Arts, Addison, Texas
Art in Embassies Program, Paris, France
2001 Private Collections: Artists, Curators and Collectors, The Gallery at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Vernissage, Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland
Gallery in the Garden, Benefit for the Greater Austin Chapter of the Alzheimers Association, Governor’s Mansion, Austin, Texas
Sculpture, Drawings, and Works in Relief, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Summer in the City, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, California
Art for Art’s Sake, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
2000 Red, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
The Art Show, John Berggruen Gallery, New York, New York
Crossing State Lines, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Flatbed Press, Works on Paper, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
Five By Seven By X, Texas Fine Arts Association, Austin, Texas
1999 Les derniers ojbets du siecle?, Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland
PhotoAustin: 1999 Inaugural Exhibtion, Flatbed Galleries, Austin, Texas
Art/30/Basel, Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland
House of Sculpture, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
Flora and Fauna, John Micheal Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
1998 Foundations: Mechanics and Instinct, CRCA, The Gallery at UTA, Arlington, Texas
Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Oso Bay Biennial X, Art Museum of South Texas and Weil Gallery, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Texas
1997 Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
New Work: Gallery Artists, Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas
1996 Establishment Exposed: Part I, Dallas Visual Art Center, Dallas, Texas
Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Five Year Anniversary Show, Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas
1995-96 Genesis and Fire: Works from the Green Mountain Foundry, The Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
1995 Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Showing Off the DCCCD: Works by Art Faculty of the Dallas County Community College District, D-Art, Dallas, Texas
Gang Warfare, The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, Texas
1994 Small Objects, Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas
Private Identity and Public Conscience: Contemporary Works from the Museum’s Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Texas Axis: 4 Artists Exploring Space, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
Works on Paper, Longview Art Museum, Longview, Texas
Harry Geffert and Friends, D-Art, Dallas, Texas
Drawings, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Essentials, Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Abstract Matters: Recapitulation and Transcendence, Forum Gallery, Center for the Arts, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas
Faculty Show, Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, Texas
1992 Forty + Views, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas
Presence, Center for Research in Contemporary Art, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Metal and Stone: Six Young Sculptors, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas
1991 Sculpture Invitational, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas
1990 The Vessel, Hickory Street Annex, Dallas, Texas
Making Metaphors, Richland College, Dallas, Texas
New Sculpture, Graham Gallery, Houston, Texas
Working with Harry, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, Texas
1989 Group Show, N. NO. O Gallery, Dallas, Texas
A Family of Artists, 500X Gallery, Dallas, Texas
A Moveable Art Feast/Treasure Hunt, Beverly Gordon Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1988 Metroplex Artist Series, Exhibition and Lecture, Texas Christian University,
Fort Worth, Texas
Recent Work: Gallery Artists, DW Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Taking Shape, DW Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1987 100 Under 1000, DW Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1985 The Crescent Collection II: A Celebration of Texas Artists, The Crescent Marketing Center, Dallas, Texas
1984 Drawing Show, DW Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1983 Art from Dallas Galleries, Caltex House, Irving, Texas
Group Show, DW Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Faculty Show, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas
1982 Texas Fine Arts Association Competition, City Hall, Dallas, Texas
Black and White, DW Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1981 Works on Paper, Forum Gallery, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, Texas
Invitational 80-81, Longview Museum and Arts Center, Longview, Texas
1979 Fire, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
Made in Texas, Archer M. Huntington Gallery, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
12: Artists Working in North Texas, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas
Dallas Art 79, City Hall, Dallas, Texas
1978 Works on Paper: Southwest 1978, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, Texas

Museum Collections

Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas
El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Weisman Collection, Los Angeles, California

Public Collections

American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
ARCO, Dallas, Texas
The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C

Press

2012 Lima, Ben. “Heirlooms, Enshrined in Graphite and Bronze: Linda Ridgway at Talley Dunn Gallery, D Magazine, March 14, 2012. 
2008 Robertson, Tracee W. “Intimate Castings of Experience.” Sculpture, September. P. 49-53.
2005 Johnson, Patricia. “Simple tools net powerful images,” Houston Chronicle, June 2005.
Owen, Paula.  “Multiple View: Conversations on Prints and Printmaking,” Artl!es, Spring 2005.
2004 Anthony, Elise. “Top 10 Dallas-Fort Worth Artists,” Dallas Home Design, June: 42.
Bouchard, Kevin.  “Linda Ridgway: Consider.” Artlies, Winter 2003-04: 76.
Hurt, Cindy. “Reviews: Dallas, Texas” Art Papers, May/June 2004: 54-55.
Mitchell, Charles Dee.  “Floral castings display beauty in an unnatural order,” The Dallas Morning News, December 10, 2003: 14E.
Robertson, Tracee W. “The Studio Is the Heart of This House: Linda Ridgway,” ARTL!ES, Fall 2004. P. 34-35
2003 Kutner, Janet. “Contemporary Exhibit Pairs Texas Artists with Muses,” The Dallas Morning News, February 26, 2003: 12C.
Tyson, Janet. “ Pairings: Artists’ Selections from the Dallas Museum of Art,” Artlies, Spring: 78.
2001 Kutner, Janet.  “Passing Fancy,” The Dallas Morning News, October 24: 12C
Booth, Herb.  “Award sprouts from flower creations,” The Dallas Morning News: Southwest Morning News, October 19, 2001: 1-2M
Kutner, Janet.  “Four who champion the arts honored,” The Dallas Morning News, May 30: 12C.
2000 Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Hats Off,” The Dallas Morning News, December 6: 5C.
1999 Johnson, Patricia C. “Dallas artist creates in dual directions.” The Houston Chronicle, April 8: 1D and 3D.
1998 Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Exhibit Rests on a Form Foundation: Design Intensive Show at CRCA Shrugs Off Substance.” The Dallas Morning News, Today Section, October 24: 1C and 4C.
Dumbadze, Alexander. “Linda Ridgway: Poetry of Line, Women and Their Work.” Art Papers, September/October: 55-56.
Lightman, Victoria Hodge. “Houston: Linda Ridgway...”, Sculpture, March: 68.
Rees, Christina. “Dear God: DMA show asks big questions without demanding answers.” The Met, February 11-18.
Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Ridgway: Always keeping good form.” The Dallas Morning News, Sunday, January 18.
Weinstein, Joel. “Linda Ridgway: The Dallas Museum of Art.” ArtLies, Spring: 54.
1997 Johnson, Patricia C. “Poetic sculpture elicits thought.” The Houston Chronicle, October 15: 3D.
1996 Grieser, Andy. “Using Leaves and Grapes to Adorn Woolf’s Pages.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 22, Section H: 2.
Kutner, Janet. “Breathtaking Bronzes.” The Dallas Morning News, Wednesday, October 2.
Huerta, Benito. “Linda Ridgway ‘Visual Essays:’ Gerald Peters Gallery.” ArtLies, Fall: 44.
Kutner, Janet. “Lone Star Art Stars: Dallas Visual Art Center showcase state’s top talent.” The Dallas Morning News, November 23: 1C and 8C.
1994 Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Area Art Exhibits Are Worth The Trip.”  The Dallas Morning News, Saturday, September 17.
Tyson, Janet. “The Eyes of Axis: Arlington Exhibit Gives Viewers’ Vision Room to Roam.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Tuesday, September 13.
Tyson, Janet. “How To Take Up Space, Creatively.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram,
August 26.
Bass, Shermakaye. “A Room With Four Views.” The Dallas Morning News, Friday, August 26.
“Lost in Space...” Arlington News, Thursday, August 25.
Lindsay, Pamela. “Exhibit’s Format Gives Texas Artists Freedom to Explore Spatial Ideas.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Thursday, August 25.
Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Linda Ridgway at Gerald Peters.” Art in America, September.
Wilson, Wade. “Women Make Their Mark In Surprising Number of Ways.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sunday, July 3.
Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Strange Brews.” The Dallas Morning News, Thursday, May 19.
Johnson, Patricia. “Glassell Shows Minimalism’s Softer Edges.” The Houston Chronicle, February 17, Section C: 1.
1992 Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Considering the Evidence.” Essay from Presence at CRCA Gallery, University of Texas at Arlington.
Tyson, Janet. “In This Corner...Two Ways of Looking at the World Square Off in Exhibits.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, February 10, Section E: 3.
1991 Emenhiser, Karen. “Linda Ridgway.” Detour, June: 71.
Moody, Tom. “Linda Ridgway.” Artforum, October: 133-134.
1990 Chadwick, Susan. “Sculpture Poetically Mixes Male, Female.” The Houston Post, June 13: Art D1+.
Kutner, Janet. “A New Spark for the City’s Modern Arts.” The Dallas Morning News, May 20: C1 and C8.
Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Art and Obstinacy.” Artspace. November/December: 37.
Tyson, Janet. “This ‘Vessel’ Carries the Goods.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 29: 13.
Tyson, Janet. “Bronze Casts Inspiration.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November: 1
and 6.
The Vessel. Text by Richard Brettell, Charles Dee Mitchell, and Gail Thomas,
Dallas, TX.
1989 Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Taking Shape.” Artspace, May/June: 56-57.
1988 Kutner, Janet. “A Show Place for Texas Artists.” The Dallas Morning News, July 25.
1987 Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Geology Meets Geometry.” Dallas Observer, October 22: 19 & 27.
1985 Kutner, Janet. “Impressive Works in Crescent Collection II.” The Dallas Morning News, April 6:  F1-2.
Marvel, Bill. “The Crescent is Cultivating Texas Art.” Dallas Times Herald, March 3: 6.
1982 Kutner, Janet. “Artists Drawings are at DW Gallery.” The Dallas Morning News, November 21: C2.
Marvel, Bill. “Critic’s Choice.” Dallas Times Herald, Weekend Section, November 12.
1979 Lippard, Lucy R. “Texas Red Hots.” Art in America, July/August: 30-31.
Winckler, Suzanne. “The Texas Heat.” Texas Monthly, April: 170-173.
Houston Contemporary Arts Museum. Fire! Text by curator James Surls.
Archer M. Huntington Gallery at the University of Texas at Austin, Made in Texas. Text by Becky Duval Reese, Janet Kutner, and Tom Livesay, Austin, Texas.
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. “12: Artists Working in North Texas.” Dallas, Texas.        
Marvel, Bill. “A Bonjour and Howdy for Art Double Feature.” Dallas Times Herald, September 30: H7.
Rifkin, Ned. “An Uneven Dozen.” Artweek, October 20: 3.