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1947    Born in Jeffersonville, IN

           Presently lives and works in Dallas, TX

EDUCATION

M.F.A., Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

B.F.A., Louisville School of Art, Anchorage, KY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016   With or Without, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX

2015   Linda Ridgway: The Sound of Trees, Cell Series: The Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX

          The Alice Chronicles, Longview Museum of Fine Arts, Longview, TX

2013    The Grand Anonymous, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

           A Song Only to Herself, The Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX

2012    Alice, the poet and the grasslands, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX

           Winter White: Prints by Linda Ridgway, Flatbed Press, Austin, TX

2009    A Boy’s Will, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2007    Between, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2006    Line By Line, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2005    Reconsider, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, TX

           while, Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, NY

2003    Consider, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2002    Arrangements, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

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

2000    Natural Juices: Etchings and Monotypes, Flatbed Galleries, Austin, TX

           Linda Ridgway: Leap Year, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, 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

1998    Poetry of Line, Women & Their Work, Austin, 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)

1996    Visual Essays, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX

           Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

1994    Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX

1991    Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX

1990    Graham Gallery, Houston, TX,

           Night Voices, Studio Gallery, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX

1987    Formations, DW Gallery, Dallas, TX

1982    DW Gallery, Dallas, TX

1977    DW Co-op Gallery, Dallas, TX

1976    Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX

1974    Louisville School of Art, Anchorage, KY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016    Women in PRINT, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX

2015   
Hot Off The Press:  Recent Works from Flatbed, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX

           Supernatural Realistic, East/ West Galleries, Texas Women's University, Denton, TX

2014    CO/ACTION, 500 X Gallery, Dallas, TX2014    Drawn In/ Drawn Out, Old Jail Art Center, Albany, TX

2013    Boom Town, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

           Back Room, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX   

           The Time is Now, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA  

           Ex Libris, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX

2012    Difference?, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

           Collection Selections: The Barrett Collection,  AMOA Arthouse, Austin, TX

           Once and Again: Rebecca Carter, Teresa Rafidi, and Linda Ridgway, Brand 10 Art Space, Fort Worth, TX

           Uniquely Louisiana, Louisiana State University Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA

           Espoused, Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX  

           Paper Space: Drawings by Sculptors, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

2011    New Variations, Talley Dunn Gallery, Dallas, TX

           Silver: 25th Anniversary Exhibition, The Gallery at UTA, Arlington, TX

           Advancing Tradition: Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press, Martin Museum of Art, Waco, Texas
            
2010    Advancing Tradition: 
Twenty Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX

           Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation,  Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA   

           Flora/Fauna, Nancy Wilson Scanlan Gallery, St. Stephens Episcopal School, Austin, TX  (Catalogue)

           Collections, Cultures, and Collaborations, University of North Texas Art Gallery, Denton, TX  

           Texas Women Printmakers, Texas Woman’s University, Denton TX

2009    10th Anniversary Exhibition, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX

           Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation,  Pepperdine  University, Malibu, CA   

           A Matter of Form, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CA

           The Great Texas Sculpture Roundup, The Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, TX

2008    Arthur Roger 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA

           Something New, Dunn and Brown Contemporary, Dallas, TX

2007    The Eclectic Eye: Pop and Illusion- Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art  Foundation, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO

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 Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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

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

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

2002    One Hunderd Years: The Permanent Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas

           Spring Forward: New Work from the Studio, John Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco,CA

           Next, 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

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

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

1999    Les derniers ojbets du siecle? Galerie Gisele Linder, Basel, Switzerland

           PhotoAustin: 1999 Inaugural Exhibtion, 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

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

1997    Link, Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas, TX

           New Work: Gallery Artists, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

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

1995-96    Genesis and Fire: Works from the Green Mountain Foundry, The Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine ArtsHouston, TX (brochure)

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

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

1992    Forty + Views, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX

           Presence, Center for Research in Contemporary Art, University of Texas at ArlingtonArlington, TX

           Metal and Stone: Six Young Sculptors, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX (catalogue)

1991    Sculpture Invitational, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, 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

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

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

1987    100 Under 1000, DW Gallery, Dallas, TX

1985    The Crescent Collection II: A Celebration of Texas Artists, The Crescent Marketing Center,  Dallas, TX

1984    Drawing Show, 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

1982    Texas Fine Arts Association Competition, City Hall, Dallas, TX

           Black and White, DW Gallery, Dallas, TX

1981    Works on Paper, Forum Gallery, Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch, TX

           Invitational 80-81, Longview Museum and Arts Center, Longview, TX

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

1978    Works on Paper: Southwest 1978, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX (catalogue) 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2012    Lima, Ben. “Heirlooms, Enshrined in Graphite and Bronze: Linda Ridgway at Talley Dunn Gallery." D Magazine, March 14, 2012. 

2008    Robertson, Tracee W. “Intimate Castings of Experience.” Sculpture, September. P. 49-53.

2005    Johnson, Patricia. “Simple tools net powerful images,” Houston Chronicle, June 2005

           Owen, Paula.  “Multiple View: Conversations on Prints and Printmaking,” ARTL!ES, Spring 2005.   

2004    Anthony, Elise. “Top 10 Dallas-Fort Worth Artists,” Dallas Home Design, June: 42.

           Bouchard, Kevin.  “Linda Ridgway: Consider.” ARTL!ES, Winter 2003-04: 76.    

           Hurt, Cindy. “Reviews: Dallas, TexasArt Papers, May/June 2004: 54-55.

           Mitchell, Charles Dee.  “Floral castings display beauty in an unnatural order,” The Dallas Morning News, December 10, 2003: 14E.

           Robertson, Tracee W. “The Studio Is the Heart of This House: Linda Ridgway,” ARTL!ES, Fall 2004. P. 34-35

2003    Kutner, Janet. “Contemporary Exhibit Pairs Texas Artists with Muses,” The Dallas Morning News, February 26, 2003: 12C.

           Tyson, Janet. “Pairings: Artists’ Selections from the Dallas Museum of Art,” ARTL!ES, Spring: 78.

2001    Kutner, Janet.  “Passing Fancy,” The Dallas Morning News, October 24: 12C    

           Booth, Herb.  “Award sprouts from flower creations,” The Dallas Morning News: Southwest  Morning News, October 19, 2001:1-2M 

           Kutner, Janet.  “Four who champion the arts honored,” The Dallas Morning News, May 30: 12C.

2000    Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Hats Off,” The Dallas Morning News, December 6: 5C.

1999    Johnson, Patricia C. “Dallas artist creates in dual directions.” The Houston Chronicle, April 8: 1D and 3D.

1998    Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Exhibit Rests on a Form Foundation: Design Intensive Show at CRCA Shrugs Off Substance.” The  Dallas Morning News, Today Section,    
           October 24: 1C and 4C.    

           Dumbadze, Alexander. “Linda Ridgway: Poetry of Line, Women and Their Work.” Art Papers, September/October: 55-56.          

           Lightman, Victoria Hodge. “Houston: Linda Ridgway...”, Sculpture, March: 68.    

           Rees, Christina. “Dear God: DMA show asks big questions without demanding answers.” The Met, February 11-18.    

           Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Ridgway: Always keeping good form.” The Dallas Morning News, Sunday, January 18.    

           Weinstein, Joel. “Linda Ridgway: The Dallas Museum of Art.” ARTL!ES, Spring: 54.

1997    Johnson, Patricia C. “Poetic sculpture elicits thought.” The Houston Chronicle, October 15: 3D.

1996    Grieser, Andy. “Using Leaves and Grapes to Adorn Woolf’s Pages.” Fort Worth StarTelegramSeptember 22, Section H: 2.

           Kutner, Janet. “Breathtaking Bronzes.” The Dallas Morning News, Wednesday, October 2.    

           Huerta, Benito. “Linda Ridgway ‘Visual Essays:’ Gerald Peters Gallery.” ARTL!ES, Fall: 44.    

           Kutner, Janet. “Lone Star Art Stars: Dallas Visual Art Center showcase state’s top talent.” The  Dallas Morning News, November 23: 1C and 8C.

1994    Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Area Art Exhibits Are Worth The Trip.”  The Dallas Morning News, Saturday, September 17.

           Tyson, Janet. “The Eyes of Axis: Arlington Exhibit Gives Viewers’ Vision Room to Roam.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Tuesday, September 13.       

           Tyson, Janet. “How To Take Up Space, Creatively.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, August 26.

           Bass, Shermakaye. “A Room With Four Views.” The Dallas Morning News, Friday, August 26.    

           “Lost in Space...” Arlington News, Thursday, August 25.    

           Lindsay, Pamela. “Exhibit’s Format Gives Texas Artists Freedom to Explore Spatial Ideas.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Thursday, August 25.    

           Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Linda Ridgway at Gerald Peters.” Art in America, September.

           Wilson, Wade. “Women Make Their Mark In Surprising Number of Ways.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sunday, July 3.

           Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Strange Brews.” The Dallas Morning News, Thursday, May 19.

           Johnson, Patricia. “Glassell Shows Minimalism’s Softer Edges.” The Houston Chronicle, February 17, Section C: 1.

1992    Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Considering the Evidence.” Essay from Presence at CRCA Gallery, University of Texas at Arlington.   

           Tyson, Janet. “In This Corner...Two Ways of Looking at the World Square Off in Exhibits.” Fort  Worth Star-Telegram, February 10, Section E: 3.

1991    Emenhiser, Karen. “Linda Ridgway.” Detour, June: 71.

           Moody, Tom. “Linda Ridgway.” Artforum, October: 133-134.

1990    Chadwick, Susan. “Sculpture Poetically Mixes Male, Female.” The Houston Post, June 13: Art D1+.

           Kutner, Janet. “A New Spark for the City’s Modern Arts.” The Dallas Morning News, May 20: C1 and C8.

           Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Art and Obstinacy.” Artspace. November/December: 37.

           Tyson, Janet. “This ‘Vessel’ Carries the Goods.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 29: 13.

           Tyson, Janet. “Bronze Casts Inspiration.” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November: 1 and 6.

           The Vessel. Text by Richard Brettell, Charles Dee Mitchell, and Gail Thomas, Dallas, TX.

1989    Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Taking Shape.” Artspace, May/June: 56-57.

1988    Kutner, Janet. “A Show Place for Texas Artists.” The Dallas Morning News, July 25.

1987    Mitchell, Charles Dee. “Geology Meets Geometry.” Dallas Observer, October 22: 19 & 27.

1985    Kutner, Janet. “Impressive Works in Crescent Collection II.” The Dallas Morning News, April 6:  F1-2.

           Marvel, Bill. “The Crescent is Cultivating Texas Art.” Dallas Times Herald, March 3: 6.

1982    Kutner, Janet. “Artists Drawings are at DW Gallery.” The Dallas Morning News, November 21:  C2.        

           Marvel, Bill. “Critic’s Choice.” Dallas Times Herald, Weekend Section, November 12.

1979    Lippard, Lucy R. “Texas Red Hots.” Art in America, July/August: 30-31.

           Winckler, Suzanne. “The Texas Heat.” Texas Monthly, April: 170-173.

           Houston Contemporary Arts Museum. Fire! Text by curator James Surls.

           Archer M. Huntington Gallery at the University of Texas at Austin, Made in Texas. Text by Becky Duval Reese, Janet Kutner, and Tom Livesay, Austin, Texas.    

           Dallas Museum of Fine Arts. “12: Artists Working in North Texas.” Dallas, Texas.

           Marvel, Bill. “A Bonjour and Howdy for Art Double Feature.” Dallas Times Herald, September 30: H7.

           Rifkin, Ned. “An Uneven Dozen.” Artweek, October 20: 3.

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

AMOA Arthouse, Austin, 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

The Phillips CollectionWashington DC

Weisman Collection, Los Angeles, CA

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

ARCO, Dallas, TX