Scott Ludwig is a visual artist, professor and Printmaking Area Coordinator 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, national and international residencies, including a Fulbright-Hays Scholarship to Turkey in 1999. During the past decade, several awards funded creative research and travel to China, Japan, the Netherlands, Korea, Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica, Scotland, Turkey, Canada, California, and the Barrier Islands of Southern Louisiana.
Ludwig actively exhibits his work nationally and internationally with recent, solo and group exhibitions in Beijing, Shanghai, Zhengzou City, and Changsha (cities in China), London, Amsterdam, Havana, and national shows in California, New York, Texas, Washington, DC, Virginia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Louisiana, Delaware, and North Carolina. He has received numerous accolades including the College 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, and in 2015-17 his work was featured in three important international surveys of printmaking, including, the 2017 3rd Global Print in Douro, Portugal,the 2016 Xuyuan International Print Biennial, at the Print Research Center in Beijing, China, and the 2015 Xiaoxiang Exhibition of International Printmaking, at the Meilun Art Museum in Changsha, China. His work is held in numerous public and private collections.