Carol Ladewig received a BA from the University of California, Berkeley and her MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, where she also received a 1991 Barclay Simpson Award and Exhibition. Her work has been exhibited by the Triton Museum, Marin MOCA, Lucy Berman Gallery in Palo Alto, Kala Art Center, Berkeley Art Center, Museum of Los Gatos, Slate contemporary, Oakland, Ute Stebich Gallery in Lenox MA, and BGH Gallery in Los Angeles, among many others. Ladewig was named an artist-in-residence at the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA. Ladewig’s work is held in both public and private collections across the United States and Europe including the Packard Foundation, SAP America, and Alameda County Art Collections. She was an instructor in the Art Department at Diablo Valley College, from 2001 to 2018. Currently, she is the Gallery Director at Los Medanos College.
The “Year in Color” series focuses on a systematic representation of time, composed of small individual paintings. A second body of my work, Time and Place, foregrounds painting as process and experience. In this series of paintings and prints, the primary focus is on the layers, texture, movement, and color and their relationships. Paint is applied in a variety of ways, using brushes, rollers, sprays, and drips in a back and forth movement, building and removing layers to translate my sense of place and time. This body of work is created between my studio in the Berkshires, which is in a rural/forest setting and my Oakland studio, an urban environment. My paintings reflect both my response to and sense of place and time. Another series focuses on rhythm thru color and line.