Frith Street Gallery

Golden Square

17-18 Golden Square, London W1F 9JJ
T +44 (0)20 7494 1550 ~ F +44 (0)20 7287 3733

b 1965 New York

Since the early 90s, Ingrid Calame has been working with tracing. Her practice involves going to specific locations to trace marks, stains and cracks on the ground on to architectural polyester-based tracing film. From these tracings she make drawings and paintings. The original tracings are layered on top of each other and the resulting image is retraced in a different coloured pencil for each layer. Each sheet is peeled back one by one until Calame reaches the bottom of the pile. The final drawings are always a surprise.

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2013 Indianapolis Motor Speedway a solo exhibition at SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia
  • 2012 From the LA River to Lackawanna, a solo exhibition at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
  • 2011 solo exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
  • 2010 In Process: Ingrid Calame, a solo exhibition at Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey
  • 2009 Buffalo Trace, a solo exhibition at Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York
  • 2009 Step on a Crack, Break your Mother’s Back, a solo exhibition at Frith Street Gallery
  • 2007 Ingrid Calame: Traces of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a solo exhibition at Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • 2007 Ramp Project: Ingrid Calame, a solo exhibition at Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia

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Image of: New York, #3, 2012
  • New York, #3, 2012 , 2013