Linda Ridgway

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'The Dance', bronze sculpture by Linda Ridgway, 2000, The Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden, Houston TX

Linda Ridgway is an American artist who was born in Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1947. She earned a BFA from Louisville School of Art in Anchorage, Kentucky and an MFA from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.[1]

She currently lives and works in Dallas, Texas and is best known for her sculptures and installations that appear to have been allowed to fall randomly[2] The Dallas Museum of Art (Dallas, Texas), the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Fort Worth, Texas) and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston, Texas) are among the public collections holding sculpture by Linda Ridgway.

Linda Ridgeway married Donald L. Taylor and has two children, John Alexander Taylor (born 1980); he is an artist, and Benjamin J. Taylor (born 1982) a costume director in NYC.

Exhibitions[edit]

Solo Exhibitions[edit]

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

Group Exhibitions[edit]

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

Museum Collections[edit]

  • American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
  • ARCO, Dallas, TX
  • Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
  • El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX
  • Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
  • Weisman Collection, Los Angeles, CA

References[edit]

  • Bouchard, Kevin, Linda Ridgway, Consider, Artlies, Winter 2003-04, 1976.
  • Graze, Sue, Linda Ridgway: A Survey, The Poetics of Form, Dallas, Dallas Museum of Art, 1997.

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