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Gallery Artist: INGRID LUDT

about the artist

Ingrid Ludt was born in Auburn, New York in 1970. She received her BFA (Honors) at the Rochester Institute of Technology (New York) and her MFA at the University of Albany SUNY (New York). Solo exhibitions have been staged at venues in New York, New Orleans, and Massachusetts. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at the Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), the University Art Museum at SUNY Albany (New York), the Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL), the Contemporary Arts Center (North Adams, MA), James Cohan Gallery (New York) and Claire Oliver Gallery (New York). She has served as a guest lecturer at Middlebury College (Vermont) and Berkshire Community College (Massachusetts), and an Adjunct Professor of Intermediate and Advanced Drawing at SUNY Albany. Ludt is a three-time recipient of the SOS Stipend grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Fellowship from the Atlantic Center for the Arts (New Smyrna Beach, FL), and has been a resident at the Viewing Program at The Drawing Center (New York), the Dorland Mountain Arts Colony (Temecula, CA), and the Foundry for Art, Design, and Culture (Cohoes, NY). Ludt lives and works in Sherborn, MA.

 

artist's statement
 

I've been studying webs for years. Mystified by the breathtaking structures strung across the corners of my windows and doors. Tracing the path of a spider in this expression of exactitude fills me with wonder.

There are many parts of a web. I’m interested in the foundation. The place where the spider begins to frame its anchor points. Here I found a simplified geometric form to experiment with. One that has become an icon in these works on paper. A symbol of precision and balance between color, pattern and space.