Scott Ludwig is a visual artist and Printmaking Area Director in the Art Department at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Ludwig’s experience and technical interests are wide-ranging. As a printmaker, he embraces a contemporary interpretation of the form and process. Extending beyond works on paper and into hybrid investigations, he explores the convergence of digital media, photography, installation, sculpture, drawing, papermaking, and various other, non-traditional mediums.
Over the past several years, he has been awarded numerous grants, fellowships and artist residencies that have funded creative research in the U.S. and abroad, including a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to Turkey in 1999.
Ludwig actively exhibits his work nationally and internationally with solo and group exhibitions in Douro, PT, Hong Kong, CN, Beijing, CN, Shanghai, CN, Zhengzhou, CN and Changsha, CN, London, UK, Bolton, UK, Amsterdam, NL, Seoul, KR and Havana, CU. He has received numerous accolades including theCollege of Fine and Applied Arts Outstanding Creative Research Faculty Award at Appalachian State University, Best of Show in the 2012 International Juried Printmaking & Photography Exhibition at Artspace in Richmond, VA, a Juror’s Prize in the National Exhibition, Pressing Matters at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, CA. His work has been featured in recent global surveys of printmaking, including the 9th Bienal Douro at the Douro Museum in Portugal, the 1st Xuyuan International Print Biennial at the Xuyuan Print Research Center in Beijing, CN, and the Xiaoxiang Exhibition of International Printmaking at Meilun Art Museum in Changsha, China. Throughout 2015-2016, as part of an extensive creative research sabbatical, Ludwig participated in numerous international creative projects, residencies, workshops and exhibitions. His work is held in several public and private collections.