Ian Ingram is an American painter from Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in 1974 and studied at the Paideia School in Atlanta.
Ingram is known for his hyper-realistic and intensely emotional self-portraits, which speak about autobiographical and important events, such as his wedding, or the birth of his child. The direct gaze of his self-portraits sometimes appears almost uncomfortably intimate, as his paintings are the means to express his deepest feelings and explore his subconscious world. In order to achieve this, he uses a range of techniques.
The dreamlike canvases display careful cross-contours, grids and lines to passages of blended charcoal, which serve to express various subtle distinctions on Ingram’s face. The artist uses both conventional materials – charcoal, pastel, ink and watercolor, and unconventional ones, such as beeswax, string, metallic thread, beads, silver leafs and even butterfly wings.
His work is a part of many private collections. It is also featured in the permanent collection of the De Young Museum in San Francisco, California and the Arnot Art Museum in Elmira in New York.
Ian Ingram is represented by 101/Exhibit gallery in Los Angeles, California.
Featured image: Ian Ingram – installation view at 101 Exhibit, 2015
|2015||Seattle Art Fair||Centurylink Field Event Center, Seattle||Group|
|2015||Market Art + Design||Bridgehampton, New York, NY||Group|
|2015||Gallery Feature||101/Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA||Group|
|2011||New Art in Austin: 15 to Watch||Austin Museum of Art, TX||Group|
|2010||Divining||Barry Friedman Ltd, New York, NY||Solo|
|2007||The Diane and Sandy Besser Collection||De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA||Group|
|2007||Curator’s Choice||Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM||Group|
|2006||The Opposite of Death: Translations of India||Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM||Solo|
|2005||Representing Representation VII||Arnot Museum, Elmira, NY||Group|
|2005||Collecting under 2000||Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM||Group|
|2005||Eye Spy||Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM||Group|
|2005||Dead Word, Collaboration with artist Rocky Lewycky||Bang Gallery, Santa Fe, NM||Group|
|2004||Five Skin Ten Skin: Drawings by Ian Ingram||Quan Gallery, Santa Fe, NM||Solo|
|2004||Metals in Contemporary Art||Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM||Group|
|2004||Triplets of Blue Star and Champion||Blue Star Gallery, San Antonio, TX||Group|
|2001||Jazz: Drawings by Ian Ingram||Churchill Grounds, Atlanta, GA||Solo|
|2000||Drawings by: Ian Ingram||TheYoungblood Gallery, Atlanta, GA||Solo|
|1998||Recent works: Ian Ingram||University Gallery, University of Georgia||Solo|
|1998||349: BFA exhibition||University of Georgia, Athens GA||Group|
|1997||Figure Drawings||University Gallery, University of Georgia||Solo|
|1997||Shine, Faculty, graduate, and undergraduate show||University Gallery, University of Georgia||Group|