Ingrid Calame


Ingrid Calame (born 1965) is an American artist based in Los Angeles, known for her abstract, map-like paintings inspired by human detritus. Her works are in the permanent collections of museums worldwide including the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Switzerland, as well as many private collections. Calame was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial.

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Known for her abstract works with onomatopoeic titles based on layered silhouettes of stains found on the streets of Los Angeles; she was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial.

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United States


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Ingrid Calame

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