Carol Ladewig lives and works in Oakland, California. Ms. Ladewig received a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MFA from California College of the Arts, where she was one of four graduate students to receive the 1991 CCA MFA, Barclay Simpson award. Since 1991 she has exhibit her work nationally and throughout the Bay Area. Ladewig’s paintings hang in both corporate and private collections across the United States and Europe.
Ladewig’s work is a meditation on chance, intention, and painting. In her recent series Between, grids or bands of color form the foundation of the paintings. Lines of color are built up at random to create a dense web. Intention and chance play between the structural foundation and web of lines. The layering of lines, space and fragments of paint combine to create a visual poem— synthesizing and translating experience to stimulate the viewer’s imagination and consciousness.
In 2001, Ladewig founded the Oakland Art Gallery, a non profit art space. As Executive Director of the gallery, she developed the gallery’s programming, selected artists for exhibitions, and curated installation of each exhibition, thru 2007.