Archive of Author | Ingrid Calame

Ingrid Calame is an artist who lives and works in Los Angeles.  She earned her BFA from State University in New York at Purchase, NY in 1987 and an MFA in Art and Film at California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA in 1996.  Calame had a mid career retrospective at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland in 2011.  She has had solo exhibitions at museums such as the Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany, the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, and the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum.  Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY, the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, and Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland.  She is represented by Frith Street Gallery, London, UK, and Galerie Anke Schmidt, Cologne, Germany.   She has written for East of Borneo, Frieze, Flash Art, the LA Weekly and art issues

Articles with Ingrid Calame

Tactile Maps

Driven by her desire to “know the world,” Ingrid Calame has been tracing the marks on its surface, turning them into intricate paintings, drawings, prints, and murals, for nearly 20 years. As she explains: “the idea was that the whole surface of the world is a potential drawing. I can’t trace the whole world, so I’m tracing a fragment. I’m interested in how impossible it is for us to represent something as huge as the world.”