Critical Dialogues: Ingrid Calame
Throughout her career, Ingrid Calame has generated ideas for her paintings through a close examination of the world around her, using detritus left by people in passing as her source material. She refers to this process as a “representation of loss,” resulting in paintings that function in part as landscapes or historical referents to the forgotten, disregarded or unobserved.
Ingrid Calame was born in 1965 in the Bronx, New York. She received her BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase and her MFA in Art and Film from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. Calame’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis; the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Philadelphia; Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, OH; Monterey Museum of Art in Monterey, CA; Art Gallery of Ontario, Ontario, Canada; and the Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany. Her mid-career survey opened at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland in the Fall of 2011.
Calame’s work is included in the permanent collections of several prestigious museums, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis; Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; The Museum of Fine Arts; Houston; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Kunstmuseum of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Her works are also included in various private collections, including the Maramotti Collection, Bologna, Italy; the Goetz Collection, Munich, Germany; and the Jumex Collection, Mexico City, Mexico. Ingrid Calame lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.