Linda Ridgway

Biography

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.

Exhibitions

Linda Ridgway

An Evening Line
Talley Dunn Gallery
Spring 2020

Linda Ridgway

Cover Up, Grassland, and Shakespeare
Talley Dunn Gallery
February 9 – March 23, 2019

Linda Ridgway

A Visual Epilogue: Linda Ridgway and Harry Geffert
The Grace Museum
September 15, 2018 –
February 23, 2019

Linda Ridgway

Commanding Space: Women Sculptors of Texas
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
October 14, 2017 – November 18, 2018

Linda Ridgway

With or Without
Talley Dunn Gallery
April 1 – May 14, 2016

Videos

Press

D Magazine

“Heirlooms, Enshrined in Graphite and Bronze: Linda Ridgway at Talley Dunn” 
by Ben Lima
March 14, 2012

Sculpture Magazine

“Intimate Castings of Experience: Linda Ridgway” 
by Tracee W. Robertson
September 2008

Houston Chronicle

“Simple tools net powerful images” 
by Patricia C. Johnson
June 18, 2005