Linda Ridgway

From First And Last Lines, To The River Ouse: Works By Linda Ridgway

Tyler Museum of Art
June 4 – August 29, 2021

Linda Ridgway, From First And Last Lines, To The River Ouse: Works By Linda Ridgway, 2021, Installation view, Tyler Museum of Art
Linda Ridgway
Glory, 2019
Bronze with text, unique
38h x 21w x 4d in
Linda Ridgway
A Story and the Poet, 2020
Bronze, unique
25h x 9w x 19d in
Linda Ridgway
The Brother II, 2015
Graphite on paper
30h x 22w in
Linda Ridgway
May 21, 1982, 2011
Graphite on paper
44 1/2h x 30w in

Born in Jeffersonville, Indiana, Linda Ridgway received her MFA from Tulane University, where she studied printmaking. She is widely recognized for her poetic sculptures in bronze. Working across various media, Ridgway creates an evocative symbolic language using forms found in nature as well as domestic textiles. While her works reflect personal experiences and often allude to specific poems or works of literature, they also contemplate enduring questions of memory, womanhood, tradition, and ephemerality. Often ethereal in their delicacy and their inclusion of impermanent organic material, her works question accepted understandings of nature and femininity, and their connected cultural associations. Gestural lines, fine detail, and organic forms create a sense of intimacy and reveal the influence of post-minimalism.

Throughout her career, Linda Ridgway’s sculptures, drawings, and prints have been featured in more than thirty solo exhibitions as well as a number of important group exhibitions. The artist’s work is included in the permanent collections of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; the Dallas Museum of Art; the El Paso Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Old Jail Art Center; Albany, Texas; and the Grace Museum, Abilene, Texas. Ridgway currently lives and works in Dallas, Texas.