Letitia Eldridge (American, 20th century) is a very well-listed artist. Letitia Eldredge has demonstrated the mastery of several different media. She is well known for her masks such as this. she has a very unique style. We have written a bit about her at the end of the listing.
Country of Origin: United States of America.
Medium: Glazed Ceramic.
Signed: Letitia Eldridge
Titled and Dated (verso) : A Texas Landscape, 1973
Size: 7 1/4" by 5 1/8" by 2 3/4".
Property from the Betty L. Bergman Trust, Chicago, Illinois
Provenance: Walter Kelly Gallery.
About the artist: In 1968, Letitia's ceramic art was collected by the Cleveland Museum of Art. In 1973 she debuted her very original, performance art with ceramics and masks, before a select audience of MOMA trustees, ushering her on stage at LaMama ETC in New York City. By this time, Letitia had come into contact with Thomas Messer, then director of the Guggenheim Museum of Art, who put his support behind her ideas with various critiques and introductions. With this production and Hotsun Company she subsequently toured 5 Texas museums. She made her way on to debut in Paris at Theatre d'Orsay (1974) in response to a special invitation from Jean Louis Barrault. In 1976-1978 she received the NEA Expansion Arts Grant then returned to Paris for the International Communications Agency. She was guest artist for Festival d'Autome at Centre Americain (1980). Letitia is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, a Franklin Furnace Archive alum and recipient of several research and teaching Fellowships including the Franzheim Synergy Trust. She has had many one-woman exhibitions including: the Denver Art Museum; The Institute for Diplomatic Relations in Kiev, Ukraine; Museum der Kurnst, Vaduz; Liechtenstein; Gallerie Alexander Iolas, Paris. Letitia has enjoyed a teaching and lecture series at The University of the Americas, Puebla, Puebla Mexico; the Instituto de Allende of San Miguel; University of Nice, France; Mesa State College, Colorado; University of Houston; Rice University and Texas Christian University. In 1997 she worked with NeoSoft in Houston. While there Eldredge exhibited with Paschal Robinson Galleries. Her experience with technology brought about the compilation of her varied concepts for future online/film communication and providing the impetus for her art today.
PUBLIC COLLECTIONS: Ukraine Institute for International Relations, Kiev, Ukraine. Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio. De Menil Foundation, Houston, Texas. New York Health and Hospital Association, New York, New York. La Mama ETC, New York, New York. Hartford Athenium, Hartford, Connecticut. Fort Worth Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas. Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas. San Antonio Museum Association, San Antonio, Texas. Fort Worth Library Archives, History and Geneology, "Letitia Eldredge Papers" Fort Worth Library Foundation Collection Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas. Saint Anthony's Hospital , Denver Colorado Smithville Texas Historical Society, Smithville, Texas. Sheraton Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah. Gallery, Chicago
EXHIBITIONS: Letitia Eldredge: A Confluence of Sounds The Womens Museum, Dallas, Texas. April, 2010 Mind Into Object: A Flow of Art. Fort Worth Library, Solo Exhibition.Curated by Tom Kellam Fort Worth, Texas. November 17, 2009-January 15, 2010. River Walk,Trinity River Perspectives, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Group Invitational. Exhibition and Solo Performance, Fort Worth, Texas. September-October 2009. ARTX2, Metaxia White Presents Letitia Eldredge and Ronald Watson, Fort Worth, Texas, December 10-17, 2006. A Day in the Life of a Woman; WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH 2006. Central Fort Worth Public Library, March 4-March 28, 2006.Group Exhibition. Letitia Eldredge Art and Design, Breckenridge Festival of Film, Solo Exhibition, Main Street Station, Sept 2003-2004 New Rituals, The Breckenridge Theatre Gallery, Dual Exhibition with Mahsa Schupp. Breckenridge, Colorado. 2004 Out of the Blue. Pascal Robinson Gallery, Solo Exhibition with Mask Performance Art. Houston, Texas. 2001. Mind Into Object, IC2 Institute, Mind Into Object, Solo Exhibition, RGK Foundation; University of Texas at Austin, Texas.1997. The Art of Letitia Eldredge, Ukraine Institute for International Relations, Taras Shevchenko University, Solo Painting Exhibition with Performance Art. Kiev, Ukraine.1996 Letitia Eldredge Art, Capitol City Playhouse Gallery, Solo Exhibition. Austin, Texas. Full Season 1996. Leititia Eldredge Masks, Universite de las Americas, Solo Mask and Performance Exhibition. Puebla, Puebla, Mexico.1994. Mandalay Festival of Arts; Festival Designer, Produced by Main Events International , Las Colinas, Texas.(Wins 2nd Place Award, Edinborough Festivesign Competition) 1994. Why Hanna's Skirt Won't Stay Down, La Mama ETC., Set Designer. Script by Tom Eyan.T & T Productions. New York, New York.1994. International Nexus, Group Painting Exhibition, Franzoni International; Trammel Crow Center. Dallas, Texas. June,1992. Art Sail: Maiden Voyage, Exhibition, Austin Yacht Club, Lake Travis, Austin, Texas. June 9,1991. Fort Worth to Indonesia, Caravan of Dreams Performing Arts Center, Sister Cities Conention. Solo Mask Exhibition with ensemble performance directed by Jill Posner, Fort Worth, Texas. 1990. The Faces of Destiny. Texas A & M University, Solo Exhibition; Benz Gallery. Bryan, Texas.1990-91. The Arts of Letitia Eldredge, Mesa State College, Johnson Gallery. Solo Exhibition with Ensemble Mask Dance Performance. Grand Junction, Colorado.1989. Letitia Eldredge. Brookhaven College, Solo Exhibition. Dallas, Texas.1988. Linclon Center, New York State BVA; Business Volunteers for the Arts; Sybil Simon Appreciation Awards Jewelry Designer. Presenter: Kitty Carlilse; New York, New York,1988. Alter Egos, Center for Contemporary Arts, Dual Exhibition with Performance Art. Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1987. Letitia Eldredge at Caravan of Dreams Performing Arts Center, Solo Exhibition, Fort Worth, Texas. September 25 through November 1, 1985. Rita Jackson, Genevieve and a Sour Black Sheep, Denver Art Museum, Group Exhibition. Mask Duet Performance Art with Maya Basinger. Denver, Colorado, 1983. Texas Landscapes, Austin Museum of Art, Collaborations, Letitia Eldredge Masks with Texas Landscape Photography by David Stark, Austin, Texas.1982. Letitia Eldredge, Robert Stefanotti Gallery, New York, Solo Exhibition, October, 1981. Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Invitational Group Exhibition. Solo Performance Art. Houston, Texas.1979. Mondale Southwest Invitational, United States Vice-Presidential Mansion, A Classical Texas Landscape Sphere, Sculpture.Group Show, Walter and Joan Mondale Selection, Washington, D.C.1978-1979. Miss Turner Reading Palms, Franklin Furnace Archive, Solo Mask Exhibition and Performance Art, New York, New York.1977 Mind into Object, Fort Worth Modern Art Museum, Solo Exhibition and Performance with Masks. Sponsored by Elmwood Art Foundation. Guest Speakers: Psychologist: Dr. Albert Scheflin, Anthropoloigist: Dr. Robert Armstrong. Fort Worth, Texas.1977. Letitia Eldredge Masks, Museum der Kurnst, Solo Mask Exhibition and Performance Art, Vaduz, Liechtenstein.1975. Miss Turner's Audition for the Part of the Spider, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Solo Exhibition with HotSun Productions Ensemble. Dallas, Texas.1975. Theatre Odeon, Group Mask Invitational Exhibition, Paris, France.1974. Is This the Way Home?, Gallerie Alexandre Iolas, Solo Mask Exhibition and Performance Art with Veronique Scholer, Paris, France. July 26,1974. Letitia Eldredge Masques, Theater D'Orsay, Performance Art and Masque Exhibition. Ensemble with Veronique Scholer. Paris, France. May - June1974 A Transcontenintal Funk Landscape, Cooper School of Art Gallery, Solo Sculpture Exhibition. with Performance Art Cleveland, Ohio.1970. May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art, Group Exhibition; Best of Show Award, ceramic sculpture. Cleveland, Ohio.1967. Special thanks to the excellent gallery, Ro2Art for extensive information.
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