Meet the Artist

T.L. Ridgway

 

TL Ridgway is a nationally recognized artist, who spends much of her time teaching community art classes and outreach programs at the Indianapolis Art Center. She earned her BA in Art History with minor certificates in Anthropology, Classics, and Book Arts. She completed her MFA thesis exhibition at Herron School of Art & Design.

 

Ridgway was the 2018 Artist-in-residency at Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado where she highlighted the natural habitats that she spends much of her time observing and documenting. She serves her local community by holding a board position on the Greencastle Arts Council. She also focuses on curating exhibitions and teaching fine arts techniques through community learning workshops in her hometown.

 

Her most well-known works explore the way various factors contribute to (wo)man's perception of the natural world, and the way our brains respond to places by building an emotional connection through memory. Ridgway is inspired by classical sculpture, the abstract expressionist movement, and Medieval/Renaissance engravers and book binders.

 

Her current body of work draws attention to social and cultural issues that are repeated time and time again throughout history. She is working with multiple national artists to collaboratively accentuate the positive value of a shared global consciousness and the achievable consequences of mindful human action.

Master of Fine Arts thesis publication: 

https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/handle/1805/16484

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