Luisa Caldwell

b. Charleston, WV 1961

Select Solo Exhibitions & Projects:

2019   Curtain Call & Folly, Hancher Auditorium, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

2018   A Cat In God's Garden, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 
2016   Triple C, Humanities Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY 
2013   Full Spectrum MSB Gallery, NYU Langone Medical Center NY, New York 
           Light Change, Memorial Sloan Kettering Infusion Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
2012   Inverted Rainbow, Dumbo Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2011   Sweeet, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, NY, NY
           Primavera, Bowery Arts + Science Art Wall @ Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY   
           Umbrella Organization & Pyramid Scheme, Bloomberg SP11 Randall’s Island, NY

2009   Jetfire, temporary public sculpture, Heckscher Museum, Huntington, NY

           Nature Box, temporary public sculpture, collaborative project with

                     CEC Artslink Workshop, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2007   Luisa Caldwell, Swarovski- Parcours St. Germain de Pres, Paris, France

2006   Floralisitc, Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY

2004   Arabesque, Florence Lynch Gallery, New York
           Jetfire, temporary outdoor public sculpture, Village Green, Summit, NJ
2002   Barney’s New York, Window Project, New York
           Whose House, Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY

1999   Cow Palace, SculptureCenter, Artist-in-Residence, New York, NY                            

Select Group Exhibitions:

2019  POP Culture: Selections from the Weisman Collection, Ronald Silverman Gallery,

                      California State Los Angeles

          Thank You For Coming To The Party, Pove PoP UP gallery, Pove del Grappa, Italy

2018  Another World, Curated by Tracey Emin, Frieze London, Deutsch Bank VIP Lounge             

          Art Prospect, City Wide Arts Festival St Petersburg Russia

2017  The Paisley Show, School of Visual Arts, NY,NY  
2015  Talk To The Hand, LYNCH THAM, NY, NY
          RESPOND, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY                                                                                                                                                  
2014  Social Photography IV, Carriage Trade at Emily Harvey Foundation, NY  
          Redacted, PIEROGI XX, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY     
          POP CULTURE: Selections from The Weisman Foundation, Boca Raton Museum of Art                                                                                                                                         
2013  Gathering Place by No Longer Empty, West 8th St, NY, NY
2011  Everything’s Coming Up Roses, WG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
          Our House in the Middle of Our Street, Maison des Arts, Malakoff, Paris
2010  Franconia Sculpture Park, summer group show, MN
          Sculpture Key West, West Martello, Key West, Florida
          Stuck Up, Islip Museum, Islip, New York
2009  Back To The Garden Deutsche Bank Galleries, New York, NY
          Twin Twin III, Big & Small/Casual Gallery, LIC, NY
          You Are What You Eat, MASSMoCA,Kidspace  North Adams, MA
          Shrink Wrap. Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, PA
2008   Art & Illusion: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Blue Line Gallery, 

                   Roseville, CA

          London Confidential, Mews 42, London
2007  Delicatessan Florida Atlantic University Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida
          Rendez-vous, La Nouvelle Athene, Paris, France
          The Eclectic Eye, Contemporary Art Center New Orleans (CACNO) New Orleans, LA 
          Sugar Buzz, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York                                                                                                                                      
2006  Slick, Vanessa Suchar/Le Salon For Art Collectors, Paris, France  
          Photos & Phantasy, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art Pepperdine University, 

                   Malibu, CA

          Site 92, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY                                                                                                                            
 2005  Art and Illusion, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
           Traces d’Enfance, Galerie, RX, Paris, France
          Sculpture Key West, Ft. Zachary Taylor, Key West, FL
2004  Convergence, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium
2003  The History of the  Lagoon As it Once Was, Site-Specific Project, 

                     Extra 50 Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

1999  Fin-de-Siecle Salon, P.S. 122, New York, NY
1998  Pets, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, New York, NY
          Ferrocious, The Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1997  Current Undercurrent: Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art,  Brooklyn,  NY
          From The Ground Up, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY 
          Emerging Sculptors #10, Sculpture Center, New York, NY                      
 Permanent Public Commissions:

2009   Station Villa,  East 180th St. Bronx.  MTA Arts for Transit Commission ($200,000), NYC
2007   Thought Bubbles, PS 244, Queens, NY Percent for Art Public Commission ($68,000),      

                      NYC Deptartment of Cultural Affairs

Select Awards & Grants:

2014 Excelsior Award for Public Architecture, American Institute of Architecture New York State 

                      with Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects for East 180th St Subway Station                                                                                                                                                   

2013  NY Landmark Conservancy Stewardship Award with Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects for 

                      East 180th St Subway Station

         Preservation League of New York State, Excellence in Preservation Award,  

                      with Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects for East 180th St Subway Station 

         The Victorian Society Excellence in Historic Preservation Award 

                      with Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects for East 180th St Subway Station

2010   Jerome Foundation Grant, sculpture production grant for Franconia Sculpture Park, MN
1999   BCAT/Rotunda Gallery Video Workshop, Full Scholarship, Brooklyn, NY
1998   Manhattan Graphics Center Workshop, Full Scholarship, New York, NY
1996   The Jerome Foundation Award, Emerging Artist Residency Program 

                     Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY

1991   Artists Space Grant New York City, NY

Select Residencies & Visiting Artist:

2019  Visiting Artist Lecture, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

          CEC Back Apartment Residency, St Petersburg, Russia (September)

          Polenovo Artists Residency, Polenovo Russia

          Guild House at Guild Hall, Artist-in-Residence, East Hampton, NY (November)

2018  Thomas Hunter Summer Residency Program, Hunter College Ceramics
2014  Boca Raton Museum of Art, Teen Sculpture making Workshop Boca Raton, Florida
          Brooklyn College, Visiting Artist, MFA Critiques, Brooklyn, NY
2012  Alfred University, Visiting Artist, Studio Critiques, Alfred, NY
2011  College of the Atlantic, Maine, student installation workshop
2010  MASSMoCA Iron Chef at Kidspace, Hunter Theater, MASSMoCA, North Adams, MA
2009  CEC Arts Link VisArt Workshop Residency, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
          Artist Residency, Kidspace/MASSMoCA, N.Adams, MA
2007  Visiting Artist, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
2004  PS 1/MoMA Summer Celebration, collaboration w/ Robert Hickman PS 1, LIC, NY
1997  Vermont Studio Center, Full Fellowship, Johnson, Vermont
1996  Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY

Selected teaching Experience:

2015        Brooklyn College, 3-d foundation, Brooklyn, NY
2008-11  ArtReady Mentorship for Highschoolers, Smack Mellon Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2003       Tyler School of Art, fall semester, 3-d foundation, Elkins Park, PA
2002/03  Grace Church School, After School Program, New York, NY
               Collegiate School, substitute art teacher, New York, NY
               Nightingale-Bamford School, substitute art teacher, New York, NY


1986-87  MFA Sculpture program, University of Iowa
1986  BA Art History, University of Iowa

Select Bibliography:  

2019  Emily Nelson, An Artistic Homecoming,, March 28 2019

          Josie Fischels. A Sweet Homecoming, The Daily Iowan, April 3, 2019

          Zak Neumann, Nothing Sweeter,, April 5, 2019

          Emily Nelson, Candy Land, IOWA Magazine, Summer 2019

2018  Joy Sperling. Trouble in Eden: Luisa Caldwell at Smack Mellon,, Dec 10
2017  Paisley, exhibition catalogue, Visual Arts Press, 2017
          Joy Sperling, What A World,, Feb 11, 2017
2016  Philip A Hartigan, From The Easel,, Mar 30, 2016
          Leah Dilworth, Luisa Caldwell Triple C, catalogue essay, LIU
          Giada Crispiels, Wildlife of New York, Abbeville Press, 2016
          David Brody, Faux Faux and Hooker Shoes:Parlor Games in Bushwick, artcritical, Oct 
2015  Noelle Bodick. Why Is The Human Hand Sticking It's Fingers In Art?, BlouinArtinfo, Jan 20 
          Nick Carr, New York City's Prettiest Subway Station is in The Bronx,, Jan.
         Jan Castro, In The Studio With Luisa Caldwell,, April 1                                           
2014  Sandra Bloodworth & William Ayres. New York's Underground Art Museum, 

                    The Monacelli Press, photo, page 244

          Barbaralee Diamonstein-Speilvogel. Unflagging Commitment, The Huffington Post, Feb 24
          Sam Roberts. Imaging a NYC Flag for the 21st Century, The NY Times, Feb 6
          Peter Scott. Social Photography III, exhibition book , Carriage Trade, New York, NY
2013  David Dunlap. 100 Years Later, A Landmark Railroad Is Revived, The NY Times, 

                     Friday, Feb. 1

          Aaron Marks. Beautifully Restored East 180th St,, March 15
2012 Gigi Kracht. Arty Facts , VIEWS, Baur Au Lac,
2011 Bienvenue A La Maison, Le Parisien, May 26, 2011
2010 Steve Parks, Stuck on Art , NY Newsday, April 7, 2010
Lily Wei. Sculpture Key West, catalogue
2009 Michele Cohen. Public Art for Public Schools, The Monacelli Press
Cate McQuaid. Exhibit Hits You Right In The Sweet Spot, The Boston Globe, October 25
2008 Karen Wilkin. Art at Land’s End, Art in America, September
Mary Ceruti. Sculpture Key West, catalogue
2007 Diana Shpungin. Delicatessen,Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Melena Ryzik. Art With Marching Orders”, video, Sept.10
Judicael Lavrador. Sweet’Art ou l’Art de la Gourmandise, Beaux Arts, Paris
Martha Scwendener. Sugar Buzz, Art in Review, NYTimes, May 11
Benjamin Genocchio. Fattening Goodies in All Their Glory, photo, NYTimes,

Sunday, April 8, 2007

2006 Ken Johnson. Site92 , The New York Times, Friday, Feb 24
E.K. Clark. Luisa Caldwell: Floralisitc, M, Summer 2006
2004 Eileen Kinsella, RG. Charles. Art Market, ARTnews, December
Ana Berlin. FIAC, Art Magazine Oct. 28
Kathy Chang. Artists in New York, Discovery: Cathay Pacific, July
Frederique Jourdaa. Rendezvous avec l’art contemporain, Le Parisien, Oct 21
La FIAC en Image Le Quotidien Le Journal des Arts Oct 2
Laurel Graeber. Art in Flight”, New York Times, Fri., July 23
2003 Shax Reigler. Handmade in New York, House & Garden, June
2002 Carolyn Gray Anderson. Florence Lynch Gallery Presents, catalogue
2001 Elizabeth Pochoda. The Long View , House & Garden, August
2000 Artforum, photograph, September
1999 Luisa Caldwell-Cow Palace The New Yorker, Oct. 4
Ken Johnson. Luisa Caldwell: Cow Palace,New York Times, Fri. Sept. 17
1997 Roberta Smith. Sculpture Adorns the Urban Terrain, New York Times, Aug 8
Helen A Harrison. Site-Specifics, New York Times, June 8
Janet Koplos. Brookworld, Art in America, December
Holland Cotter. Sculpture That Basks in Summer, New York Times, August 9


Deutsche Bank, Capitol One Bank, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation,
Conde Nast, NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority, Tennis Express,
NYC Department of Education, Sprint Corporation Art Collection,

Weisz & Yoes Architecture, and private collections