Confronting the traditions of modernist painting, Judy Ledgerwood uses color as the primary agent to question the conventions of painting. Early in her career, Ledgerwood began incorporating traditionally feminine pastel colors into her paintings in an attempt to challenge and undermine the historically male-dominated tradition of abstract painting. Today her compositions include circular motifs typically associated with the decorative arts tradition and the pastel palette has been replaced in favor of more optically stimulating hues. Ledgerwood is the recipient of a 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 work is represented by Hausler Contemporary Munich & Zurich, 1301PE Los Angeles, Tracy Williams Ltd. New York and Rhona Hoffman Gallery Chicago. Her degrees are from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, BFA, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA.
Coté nuit de "Night and Day" au métro Bir-Hakeim
(fr) Paris: verrière décorée de l'œuvre "night and day" de l'américaine Judy Ledgerwood, 2008. En échange d'une entrée Guimard pour le métro de Chicago.
(en) Judy Legerwood "night and day" artwork in Paris metro, in exchange for a Guimard entrance in Chicago,2008.
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