Ingrid Calame

Ingrid Calame, a Los Angeles–based artist, is known for her brightly colored, abstract paintings and drawings featuring complex configurations of traced stains and graffiti from the embankments of the Los Angeles River and the streets and sidewalks of New York, Las Vegas, and Seoul, Korea. Calame’s most recent body of work highlights the skid marks, Pit marks, and Victory Donuts she traced in 2006 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In her Tuesday Evenings presentation Tracing up to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Calame discusses how her tracing projects—from the New York Stock Exchange, the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, up to the Speedway—transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.