Judy Ledgerwood

Judy Ledgerwood, a Chicago based painter, created a group of prints at Manneken Press in September of 2014. In addition to several monotypes, Ledgerwood made a suite of three lithographs with relief and aluminum dust  which are closely related to her celebrated 2014 installation “Chromatic Patterns for the Graham Foundation” in Chicago.  The three prints, resplendent in fluorescent red, orange and pink and metallic silver, were printed in editions of 20.  A deluxe portfolio was also produced which includes the three prints by Ledgerwood and a poem by John Yau.  The deluxe set, housed in a custom portfolio case designed by Jason Pickleman, is limited to eight sets.

One of the most highly respected painters working today, Ledgerwood uses color as the primary agent to upend the habits of viewing. She is a recipient of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award, an Artadia Award, a Tiffany Award in the Visual Arts, a National Endowment for the Arts Award, and an Illinois Art Council Award. Her work is represented in public collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago among others. Her degrees are from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, BFA, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA. Judy Ledgerwood is a Professor at Northwestern University in the Department of Art Theory and Practice.

Art In Print review of Judy Ledgerwood's prints

Born Brazil, Indiana, 1959
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

EDUCATION:
1984    MFA The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1982    BFA, the Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH

SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 
2015
Lose Loos, Häusler Contemporary, Lustenau, Austria

2014
Chromatic Patterns for the Graham Foundation, Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL

2013
Judy Ledgerwood: Chromatic Patterns, Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Judy Ledgerwood: Love, Power, Color, Rhona Hoffman, Chicago, IL
Fields and Flowers, Barbara Davis Gallery, Houston, TX

2012
Hello Again, Häusler Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland

2011
April Showers, Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, NY
Chromatic Patterns for Chicago and Blob Paintings, Rhona Hoffman, Chicago, IL

2010
Thinking of You, Häusler Contemporary, Munich, Germany
Chromophilia, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

2008
Another Day, Häusler Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland
Judy Ledgerwood, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

2007
Mixology, Illinois State University Gallery, Normal, IL
Hard Jam, Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, NY

2005
Get Up, Häusler Contemporary, Munich, Germany
Spring Fever, Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, NY

2004
Ugly Beauty, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Friends and Enemies, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2002
Sunny Days, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA
TEST PATTERN, 111 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA (cat.)

2001
Judy Ledgerwood, Concept Art, Pittsburgh, PA

2000
Basement Love, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Judy Ledgerwood, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY (cat.)

1999
Cold Days, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, IL (cat.)

1997
Judy Ledgerwood, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY

1996
Judy Ledgerwood, Richard L. Feigen & Co., New York, NY
Judy Ledgerwood, Feigen, Inc., Chicago, IL
Judy Ledgerwood, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1993
Judy Ledgerwood, Feigen, Inc., Chicago, IL
Judy Ledgerwood, Germans Van Eck Gallery, New York, NY

1992
Judy Ledgerwood, Hannes Art Center Glass Gallery, Chapel Hill, NC
Judy Ledgerwood, Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL

1991
Judy Ledgerwood, Richard Green Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

1990
Judy Ledgerwood, Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL

1989
Judy Ledgerwood, Scott Hanson Gallery, New York, NY
Judy Ledgerwood, Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2014
Alles Papier!, Hausler Contemporary, Munich, Germany

2013
Sweet Home-Reloaded, Hausler Contemporary, Munich, Germany
Temperaments on Paper II, Hausler Contemporary, Munich, Germany

2012
Spectral Landscapes (with Viewing Stations), Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
Painters Panting, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA

2010
Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, NY
On PTG, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Stone Collection: Selections from the Donna and Howard Stone Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Daniel Hesidence Curates, Tracy Williams Gallery, New York, NY
Musée Appartement: Collectors Choice: From private to public to private, Hausler Contemporary, Zurich, Swtizerland

2009
On Painting, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL
Smart Museum, Joan and Robert Gallery for Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Pop, Sizzle, Hum, Tony Wight Gallery, Chicago, IL
Mind the Step, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

2008
Color Climax, curated by Joe Fyfe, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY
Temperamente auf Papier, Husler Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland
Paper Love, Devening Project and Editions, Chicago, IL

2007
Commemorating 30 Years 1976-2007 Part Three, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Museum as Muse, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
82nd Exhibition of Artist Members, The Arts Club of Chicago, IL
Thinking in Color, organized by Judy Ledgerwood, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
Migration Platform, curated by Sue Spaid, University of Cincinnati, School of Art Gallery, OH

2006
Ragged, selected by Josh Blackwell, Kate Macgarry, London, UK
Figures in the Field: Figurative Sculpture and Abstract Painting from Chicago Collections, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Take Over, The Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
I Believe, Hudson Franklin Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Centrally Located, The Chicago Cultural Center, IL
Traces Everywhere, Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, NY

2004
Cindy Bernard, Richard Dupont, Judy Ledgerwood, Tracy Williams Ltd., New York, NY
Atmosphere, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
The Center is Anywhere, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Chroma, Lemberg Gallery, Ferndale, MI
The LA Years, Part I: February 28-April3, 2004, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Judy Ledgerwood, Julie Mangold, Sol Le Witt, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

2003
Riverhouse Publications, van Straaten Gallery, Chicago, IL
New Acquisitions: Works on Paper, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Milwaukee Art Museum, WI
Inaugural Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Jorge Pardo, Judy Ledgerwood, 1301 PE, Los Angeles, CA
Flora: The Beauty of Botanicals in Art, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL

2002
People See Paintings: Photography and Painting from the MCA Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (cat.)
Life Death Love Hate Pleasure Pain, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL (cat.)

2001
College Proofs: The Riverhouse Editions Collection at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Stuffed, 1301 PE, Los Angeles, CA
Serendipity, Thomas McCormick Gallery, Chicago, IL
White Light, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL. Traveled to 1926 Exhibition Studies Space, Chicago, IL and John Herron Gallery of Art, Indianapolis, IN
Search for Love, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL
Nascar Pace Car Proposals, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
New Works, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
TEST PATTERN,  Art Basel Miami, FL (cat.)

2000
MAXIMAL MINIMAL, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
Glimmer, Gahlbert Gallery, College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL
The Circle Show, Bonafide, Chicago, IL
Art and Music, TIAA/CREF Gallery, New York, NY
Out Of Line: Drawings By Illinois Artists, Chicago Cultural Center, IL

1999
Works on Paper: a Riverhouse Retrospective, Eleanore Bliss Center for the Arts, Steamboat Springs, CO
Post-hypnotic, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL (cat.)
Exploiting the Abstract, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY
New Works, Feigen, Inc., Chicago

1995
Chicago Abstract Painters, Evanston art Center, Evanston, IL
25 Americans: Painting in the 90’s, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Natural Abstraction, Carlson Tower Gallery, North Park College, Chicago, IL

1994
Regional Biennial, Ft. Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN
Nature, Revolution: A Gallery Project, Ferndale, MI
Changing Views, Feigen, Inc., Chicago, IL

1993
Feigen, Inc., Chicago, IL
A Grand Tour, The Swiss Institute, New York, NY
Celestial, Gallery in the Champion Lobby, Champion International Corp., Stamford, CT
Eight Painters: Abstraction in the 90’s, Carl Solway, Cincinnati, OH

1992
Material Dreams, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC
Why Paint?, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, IL (cat.)
Selective Vision: Contemporary Landscape Painting, Transamerican Pyramid Lobby Gallery,San Francisco, CA (cat.)
From American’s Studio: Drawing New Conclusions, Betty Rymer Gallery, The School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

1991
New Acquisitions: The MCA Collects, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
The Big Picture/Heroic Gestures: Recent Abstract Painting, Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art, Lake Worth, FL (cat.

1990
Harmony and Discord: American Landscape Today, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA (cat.)
Drawings, Paula Allen Gallery, New York, NY
Nature, Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL
Investigations, Morning Dance & Arts Center, Chicago, IL

1989
Art on Paper 1989, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
Small-Scale Work, Scott Hanson Gallery, New York, NY
The Aesthetics of Black, Gallery Vienna Annex, Chicago, IL Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL

1988
Latitudes, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CA (cat.)
Drawings, Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL
Artists See Nature, College of DuPage Arts Center, Glen Elyn, IL
Metaphor and Atmosphere, Gallery of Contemporary Art, St. Louis, MO
Individuals II, Compass Rose Gallery, Chicago, IL
Feature, Chicago, IL
Chidlaw Gallery, The Art Academy of Cincinnati, OH

1987
Masks, Klein Gallery, Chicago, IL
The Non-Spiritual in Art/Abstract Painting 1985-????, 341 W. Superior Street, Chicago, IL  (cat.)
Double Readings, Randolph Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

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2012
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2011
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2007
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2005
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2003
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2001
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2000
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1999
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1998
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1996
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1989
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1988
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1987
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PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Milwaukee Museum of Art, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL
University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, IL
Swiss Bank Collection, New York, NY
Chicago Public Library, Chicago, IL
Oak Park Public Library, Chicago, IL
American Embassy, San Salvador, El Salvador
American Embassy in Vientiane, Laos