Lindsay Walt

b. New York, NY

STATEMENT

A starting point for inspiration in my work is the perceptual shift of color and light found in natural phenomena. Often, the abstract compositions in the paintings reference landscape and seascape, particularly the amorphous border where the two merge. Other works allude to a state of weightlessness free from the constraints of gravity.

Using the inherent viscosity of paint, fluid washes of saturated color are applied to the picture surface like ceramic glaze. Building from the edge inwards, delicate marks are woven together to form a network of elaborate configurations based on my continued interest in ornamental arts as well as Chinese landscapes, Japanese screens, and Islamic tiles.

Throughout, there is an intuitive quirky formalism where gesture and formal restraint, precision and happenstance coexist. The meandering work process is meditative in nature: breath and hand work in tandem - to paint a line is to draw a breath - to paint a string of beads is to map the fleeting passage of time. To get lost and found and lost again is an essential part of the experience.

EDUCATION

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1977

B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, 1978
M.F.A. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1982 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2018

Balancing Acts, High Noon Gallery, New York, NY

2016    

TOUCH down, 21st Street Projects, New York, NY

 

2008    

Metaphor Contemporary, Brooklyn, NY
 

2007    

Domo Gallery, Summitt, NJ
 

1992    

Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY

 

1991    

Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury, VT

 

1990

New Sculpture, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Open Field, Yard Works Gallery, Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York (co-curated with Nancy Bowen and Colin Thomson)

Kindred Constructs, Yard Works Gallery, Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York

Colored Pencil, McKenzie Fine Arts, New York

Languages of the Heart, John Molloy Gallery, New York (co-curated with Colin Thomson)

Social Photography VI, Carriage Trade, New York, NY

 

2017

Painted Desert 2, High Noon Gallery, New York, NY

Painted Desert 1, High Noon Gallery, New York, NY

Social Photography, Carriage Trade, New York, NY

2015

between a place and candy: new works in pattern + repetition + motif, curated by Jason Andrew, 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York, NY

2014

Aligned Works: Jill Levine + Lindsay Walt, Lockheart Gallery, State University of New York, Geneseo, NY
The Brucennial, 2014, the Bruce High Quality Foundation, New York, NY
between a place and candy: new works in pattern + repetition + motif by fifteen artists, curated by Jason Andrews, Matteawan Gallery, Beacon, NY

 

2013

Painting + Drawing, curated by Anya von Gossein, Newtonbarry House, Wexford, Ireland

Silk and Sequined Earth: Lindsay Walt and Marilla Palmer, the George Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Silhouette, curated by Bill Carroll, Blackburn 20/20, New York, NY
The Palm Springs Art Fine Arts Fair 2013, participating gallery The George Gallery, Palms Spring, CA

Kentler International Drawing Space Benefit, Brooklyn, NY 

 

2012    

To Be A Lady: A Century of Women in the Arts, curated by Jason Andrews, The 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery, New York, NY

Between the Two: Six from NYC, the George Gallery, Laguna, CA.

What I Know, curated by Jason Andrews, at NYCAMS, New York, NY

 

2011    

Trace, Norte Maar for Collaborative Projects in the Arts, Bushwick, NY

Sister City Project, New York, NYDos Pueblos-NY-Tipitapa Sister City Project, New York, NY

Social Photography, Carriage Trade, New York, NY

 

2010    

Kentler International Drawing Space Benefit, Brooklyn, NY

The Central City Artists Project Benefit, New Orleans, LA

Carriage Trade Benefit, New York, NY

 

2009    

Kentler International Drawing Space Benefit, Brooklyn, NY

 

2008    

One and One, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI

6th Annual 100 Small Works on Paper Benefit, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY 

 

2006    

Mischief, Metaphor Contemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY

Bridge Art Fair, Miami, FL
Scope Art Fair, East Hampton, NY
Group Show, Leslie Heller Gallery, New York, NY
Two Friends and So on, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY Salon, Leslie Heller Gallery, New York, NY

 

2005    

Summit Art Center, Summit, NJ

 

2002    

Arrested Development, curated by Susan M. Canning, Castle Rock Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

Design Trust Benefit, New York, NY

Time Pieces, PS 122 Gallery, New York, NY

 

2000    

Benefit, A.R.T., New York, NY

 

1999    

Group Show, Bennington College, Bennington, VT

 

1998    

The Tip of the Iceberg, Fred Dorfman Projects, New York, NY

Group Show, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, Il. (travelling)

 

1995    

In Three Dimensions: Women Sculptors of the '90's, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, SI, NY

Works for A Fun House, E.S. Vandam, New York; curated by Canning, Ostrow, and Muranushi

Contradictory Impulses, North Hampton Community College, North Hampton, PA.; curated by Rhonda Wall

 

1994

Re-Inventing the Emblem: Contemporary Artists Recreate a Renaissance Ideal, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
Drawing Together, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Fragmented Identity: Cut and Past, Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Lindsay Walt and Tina Potter

Paper Dolls: Social Template, Police Building, New York, NY
The Press: A Print Workshop, Horodner Romley Gallery, New York, NY

 

1993

Sculptors' Objects, TZ Art, New York, NY
Organization for Independent Artists Benefit, Brooke Alexander Gallery, New York, NY

The Rag Trade (right off the rack), The InterArt Center, New York, NY
Gallery Artists, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY
New Museum Benefit Auction, New Museum for Contemporary Art, New York, NY
Transient Decor, Room 311, Roger Smith Hotel, New York, NY; curated by Horodner Romley Gallery in collaboration with Saul Ostrow
Women’s Art, Women’s Lives, Women’s Issues, Tweed Gallery, New York, NY

Reversible World, B4A Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Susan M. Canning
Songs of Retribution, Richard Anderson Gallery, New York, NY; curated by Nancy Spero

Child’s Play, Art in General, New York, NY

 

1992

Mssr. B’S Curio Shop, Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY; curated by Saul Ostrow
Detour, Columbia University, International House, New York; curated by Alisa Tager and Sandra Antelo-Suarez
A Paper Trail, Berland/Hall Gallery, New York, NY, Permanent Collection, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, NC

 

1991

Gallery Artists, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY

 

1990

Here and Now, Christian A. Johnson Memorial Gallery, Middlebury, VT

Animation and Ornament, curated by Stephen Westphal, Emily Lowe Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY; travels to Roland Gibson Gallery, Potsdam, NY

In Her Image, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY

 

1989

The Milky Way, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

About Devices, White Columns, New York

Dan Reynolds and Lindsay Walt, Barbara Toll Fine Arts, New York, NY

 

1988

Small Works, Sculpture Center, New York, New York

Recent Acquisitions, Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT

 

1987

Relief Sculpture, Soho Center of the Visual Arts, New York, NY

 

1986

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Retrospective, Leo Castelli Gallery, New York; travels to Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Maine; University Gallery of    Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland; University of Southern Florida, Orlando, FL

1985

Transformations, Richard Green Gallery, New York, NY 

AWARDS

Sculpture Prize, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, 1977

McDowell Fellowship, 1994 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

U.S. Embassy in Djibouti, ART in Embassies (ART)

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT Amerada Hess, New York, NY
Chase Manhattan Bank, New York. NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY

Progressive Insurance Co.,
Prudential Insurance Co., New York, NY Simpson, Thatcher & Bartlett, New York, NY

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, FL

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT