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Carol Ladewig

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Lives in
Oakland, CA

Works in
Oakland, CA


California College of Arts and Crafts (CCAC), MFA
University of California, Berkeley, BA

Representing galleries


Artist's CV


Entitled Year in Color, this series seeks to visually and literally render the abstract concept of time and its measurement. Since 2011, in a return to an earlier practice of daily creations, I have been creating a small painting for each day using a complex color that has been made by mixing a simple set of primary pigments and white. The color for each day begins with the previous day's color and develops from responses to the day’s events. The practice is an attempt to translate and capture the day’s unique experiences, activities, and moods. I have assembled these small works into week, month, and full-year installations. With varying annual rules and limitations for each year’s iterations, I am exploring the interplay between structure, intent, and chance to create a record of time that is both a narrative and a history.

Well into the fourth year of this project, I have found through the gradual accumulation of impressions that this body of work represents, shifting between personal experience / cultural influence / universal structures: time adds up to more than what we make of it in the moment.



Carol Ladewig received a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, where she also received a 1991 Barclay Simpson Award and Exhibition. Her work has been exhibited by the Lucy Berman Gallery in Palo Alto, Kala Art Center, Berkeley Art Center, Museum of Los Gatos, Ute Stebich Gallery in Lenox, MA, and BGH Gallery in Los Angeles, among others, and she is currently represented by Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA. In 2013, Ladewig was named an artist-in-residence at the Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA. Ladewig’s work is held in both public and private collections across the United States and Europe, including the Packard Foundation, SAP America, and Alameda County Art Collections. She has been an instructor in the Art Department at Diablo Valley College since 2001.



2013   YEAR IN COLOR/LUNAR CYCLES, new work by Carol Ladewig, SLATE contemporary, Oakland, CA

2010   Carol Ladewig, Rhythm, Bocanova, Oakland, CA

2001   Carol Ladewig Notations, The Loft, BGH Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA

            Carol Ladewig, Ute Stebich Gallery, Lenox, MA

1999   Carol Ladewig, Recent Work, 456 Montgomery Plaza, Lobby, San Francisco, CA

1995   Structure and Memory, Paintings by Carol Ladewig, Air Touch, Walnut Creek, CA

            Carol Ladewig, Paintings, Lucy Berman Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

            Structure and Memory, Paintings by Carol Ladewig, Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA

1993   Carol Ladewig, Lucy Berman Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

1990   Introductions, Carol Ladewig, Lucy Berman Gallery, Palo Alto, CA



2014   The Breakfast Group: A Half Century of Java and Jive, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

2013   Where to from There?, ProArts, Oakland, CA

           Kala Artists’ Annual, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

           Array, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

           Big is Beautiful, Art Contemporary Marin / Bay Model Visitor Center, Sausalito, CA

           The Breakfast Group: A Half Century of Java and Jive, Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA

           50/50 V, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA

           Slice!: Juried Exhibition (awarded Second Place), Pence Gallery, Davis, CA

           Kala-fornia: State of the Art 3, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

           Introductions: New Artists at SLATE, SLATE contemporary, Oakland, CA

           Dualities, Linus Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2012   Kala Artists’ Annual / Fresh Work, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

           WONDER, Berkeley, Art Center, Berkeley, CA

           Keeping Time,  Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

           COLLECT!, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

           Year in Color, 2011 (52 weeks and a day) San Francisco Fine Art Fair, SLATE Contemporary

           Left to Chance, San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA

2011   Shine, Artist's Annual, Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

           Artist's Annual Exhibition, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

           Small Miracles, San Pablo Art Gallery, San Pablo, CA

           Art Passages, "The Faculty Exhibition" at Gallery 651, Contra Costa County Admin Bldg, Martinez, CA

           CCA Alumni Exhibition Series at the Brava Theater, San Francisco, CA

2010   Kala Artists’ Annual/Fresh Work, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA 

           On View, New Work from KALA, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

2009   Painting Large, Artworks Downtown, San Rafael, CA

2007   CCA 100th Anniversary Celebration, Montclair Gallery, Oakland, CA

2005   Gallery Artists, Haddad Lascano Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

2004   CCASEE, California College of the Arts, 2004 Alumni Exhibitions, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino

2003   Texas National Art Exhibition, Griffith Gallery, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

             Positive/Negative, Slocumb Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

             Made in America, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA

2002   Pro Arts Juried Annual, Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2001   Hidden Treasures, The Pardee Artists, The Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

            Reconstructing Reality, The Oakland Art Gallery, Oakland, CA

            House Variations, Diablo Valley College Art Gallery, Pleasant Hill, CA

            Displaced Passion, Circle Elephant Art, curated by Paige Payne, Los Angeles



"Carol Ladewig," by Elise Morris, The Studio Work, February 2014

Art-Vetting, reviews by Adrianne Rubenstein (Director, James Fuentes Gallery, NY) and Dan Peyton, (Principal, Art-Vetting), April 2013

PAINTING TIME  Carol Ladewig, exhibition catalog featuring essays by DeWitt Cheng and Danielle Fox, February 2013

the Breakfast Club, Berkeley, CA

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF THE BARCLAY SIMPSON AWARD, CCA, California College of the Arts, 2012

STUDIO VISIT MAGAZINE, Volume 17, June 2012

FACTOR XX catalog, Los Gatos Museum of Art, November 2012

"Diasters in Perspective", by Berin Golonu, Artweek, February 2002

"Reality Check, Bay Area Artist Respond to September 11", by Sara Zaska, Urbanview, 12.11.01

"Hidden Treasurers, The Pardee Artists at the Oakland Art Gallery, by Christin Brennemann, Artweek, 11.11.01



Recent Exhibits

Carol Ladewig participated in these exhibits:

May, 2015 NEW YORK NOW 015
Oct, 2014 Collect! Silent Auction Fundraiser
Berkeley Art Center
Oct, 2014 Collect! Exhibition and Silent Auction Fundraiser
Berkeley Art Center
Aug, 2014 9th National Juried Exhibition
Axis Gallery
May, 2014 Jive and Java with the Breakfast Group Artists--Carol Ladewig
Richmond Art Center
Nov, 2013 Where to from There? Juried Annual 2014
Pro Arts Gallery
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