Luisa Caldwell

b. Charleston, WV USA 1961

Select Solo Exhibitions & Projects:

2021   Infinite Butterfly, Five Myles Plus Space, Brooklyn, NY

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
2011   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, 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
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:

2023  Polenovo A-I-R, Maison Henri IV, Saint-Valery-En-Caux, France

2022  i50lation, Projektraum'atelier Glidden Wozniak, Friedrichshafen, Germany

2021  Floral in Winter, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

          Eve/Eva, Tomato Mouse, Brooklyn, NY

          Her Domain, The Gallery Space, Rahway, NJ

          Art Prospect, DK Gaza, St. Petersburg, RU

2020  Art Off-Screen, curated by Eileen Jeng Lynch, Brooklyn, NY

          The Lotus Effect, The Rubin Museum of Tibetan Art, NYC, NY

          Zoom Against the Machine, Public Space 1, Iowa City, Iowa

2019  POP Culture: Selections from Weisman Collection, Silverman Gallery, Cal State LA, CA

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

          Art Prospect, City Wide Arts Festival, St. Petersburg, RU

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  POP CULTURE: Selections from The Weisman Foundation, Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL                                                                                                                                   
2013  Gathering Place by No Longer Empty, West 8th St, NY, NY
2011  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
          You Are What You Eat, MASSMoCA,Kidspace  North Adams, MA
2008   Art & Illusion: Selections from Weisman Foundation, Blue Line Gallery, Roseville, CA
          London Confidential, Mews 42, London
2007  Delicatessan, Florida Atlantic University Galleries, Boca Raton, Florida
          The Eclectic Eye, Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 
          Sugar Buzz, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, New York                                                                                                                                      
2006  Photos & Phantasy, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA
          Site 92, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY                                                                                                                            
 2005  Art and Illusion, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
          Traces d’Enfance, Galerie RX, Paris, France
2004  Convergence, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium
1999  Fin-de-Siecle Salon, P.S. 122, New York, NY
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. The Bronx,  MTA Art & Design Commission NYC
2007   Thought Bubbles, PS 244, Queens, NY Percent for Art Public Commission,      

                      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
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:

2021  CEC Artslink Back Apartment Residency Part II, St. Petersburg, RU

2020  Brickscape Artist Residency, Charleston, WV 

2019  CEC Back Apartment Residency, St. Petersburg, RU 

          Polenovo Artists Residency, Polenovo Russia

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

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
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

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


2023  NYFA Craft/Sculpture Fellowship, NYC

2018  La Maison Dora Maar Residency,  Menerbes, FR

2017  Marie Reed Public School, Public Commission, Washington DC

2003  NYC MTA Art & Design, 183 Street St. Jerome Station, NYC

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


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

Select Bibliography: 

2023  Kathryn O'Shea Evans, Connecticut Home gets Dressed To Thrill, LUXE, May/June edition

2022  Anne-Pierre d’Albis-Ganem, Parscours Saint-Germain Vingt 20 Ans, catalogue, Paris 2022

          Felicia Glidden, i50lation, catalogue, Germany

2021  Peter Hristoff, Paisley,, Spring 2021         

          «Арт Проспеĸт, Sobaka, 23 сент., 2021

          Vogue Russia, September

          Natalia Shustrova, Солидарность с прошлым, Forma.spb, September 25

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
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
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  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
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
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
         Janet Koplos. Brookworld, Art in America, December
         Holland Cotter. Sculpture That Basks in Summer, New York Times, August 9


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Public Art Collection, Deutsche Bank, Capital 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