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

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

Lose Loos, Häusler Contemporary, Lustenau, Austria

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

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

Hello Again, Häusler Contemporary, Zurich, Switzerland

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

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

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

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

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

Ugly Beauty, 1301PE, Los Angeles, CA

Friends and Enemies, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

Judy Ledgerwood, Concept Art, Pittsburgh, PA

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

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

Judy Ledgerwood, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY

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

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

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

Judy Ledgerwood, Richard Green Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Judy Ledgerwood, Robbin Lockett Gallery, Chicago, IL

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

Alles Papier!, Hausler Contemporary, Munich, Germany

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.)

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.)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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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Waxman, Lory. “Blobs and spice part of rich tapestry.” Chicago Tribune 21 January 2011: 4C.
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Colaizzi, Vittorio. “The Decorative Unconscious: Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, and Judy Ledgerwood.”
Essay presented at the Southeastern Conference of Art Colleges and Mid-American College Art Association Conference, Richmond, VA October 2010.
Hausler, Christa and Wolfgang Hausler, eds. Judy Ledgerwood. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz, 2010
Meyers, Terry R. “Judy Ledgerwood Cromophilia.” ArtReview issue 42 May 2010: 125.
Ghez, Susanne. Interview with Artist Judy Ledgerwood. Britannica blog 2009.
Lund, Karsten. “Pop Sizzle Hum & Single Channels.” Flavorpill 2009.
Waxman, Lori. “Summer beckons, so do group shows.” Chicago Tribune 3 July 2009.
Weber, Candice. “Pop Sizzle Hum & Single Channels.” Time Out Chicago Issue 227 2-8 Jul 2009.
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Church, Amanda. “Traces Everywhere.” Art on Paper March-April 2005.
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Johnson, Ken. “The Listings: Judy Ledgerwood: Spring Fever.”The New York Times 27 May 2005: E23.
Ribas, Joao. “Traces Everywhere.” ArtReview vol. LVI April 2005: 105.
Dennis, Suzanne. “A Feast for the Eyes.” The South China Morning Post 28 December 2003: 6.
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Grabner, Michelle. “Serendipity.” New Art Examiner November-December 2001: 84.
Artner, Alan. “Its taken 15 years, but exhibit is top drawers.” Chicago Tribune 4 May 2000: sec 5.
Hawkins, Margaret. “Drawings On Display.” Chicago Sun-Times 3 May 2000: 52.
Horodner, Stuart. “Flat mates.” Surface issue 24 2000: 72-73.
“Judy Ledgerwood/Jeremy Blake.” The New Yorker 17 April 2000: 20.
“Out Of Line & post-hypnotic” New City 15 June 2000: 14.
Purcell, Greg. “Reviews: The Circle Show.” New Art Examiner April 2000: 48.
Schleifer, Kristen B. “Home Is Where The Art Is.” Art On Paper vol. 4 no. 3 Jan-Feb 2000: 23.
Artner, Alan.  “Judy Ledgerwood’s new works interact with winter light.” Chicago Tribune 5 February 1999: sec. 7, 53.
Bradley, Jeff. “From Patience to Fascination, Striking etchings and prints in Riverhouse Retrospective.” The Denver Post 11 October 1999: 26E.
Wilk, Deborah. “Renaissance Society to Benefit from designer crossover.” Chicago Tribune  17 October 1999: sec. 15, 3.
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Yood, James. “POST-HYPNOTIC.” Artforum April 1999: 120.
Adcock, Craig. COLD DAYS. Chicago: The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, 1998.
Clarkson, David. “Group Shows: Exploiting the Abstract.” Flash Art November-December 1998: 66.
Cotter, Holland. “A Tour Through Chelsea, The New Center Of Gravity.” The New York Times,15 May 1998.
“Exploting the Abstract.” Flash Art Summer 1998: 63.
Grabner, Michelle. “Lake Breeze: Referential Abstraction in Chicago.” The New Art Examiner, September 1998: 22-26.
Huebner, Jeff. “Kimler’sComplaint.” Reader vol. 27 no. 38 26 June 1998: 1-31.
The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 1997 Awards in Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, and Craft Media, New York: The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, 1998: 52-53.
New York Contemporary Art Report vol. 1 issue 1 May 1998: 106-107.
Walker, Hamza. “The Weeds of Winter.” Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago Newsletter January 1998.
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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