Cindy Ludlam is a sculptor and painter and adjunct professor at Landmark, Holyoke Community and Endicott Colleges. She is currently working towards a PhD in Expressive Arts. Her artwork focuses on the intersection of art and meditation.
Based in Brattleboro, VT, Ludlam holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a MFA from The College of Fine Art at Boston University and holds a Certificate in Women’s Entrepreneurship from Cornell University. She is a former field associate in the Art and Education Graduate School Department at Boston University and has supervised Art Education students at Lesley University. She has taught art at Montserrat College of Art and at the Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School where she was Dean of Faculty, Gallery Director, and Visual and Performing Arts Chair.
She is also a trained yoga and meditation teacher and she is also the founder of the non-profit, Bridging Mind and Body.
After graduating from graduate school, she spent the next twenty years raising two children and working as an art educator and administrator while intensely studying yoga, meditation, and various healing modalities. In 2017 she began to merge her art making and meditation practices in a more formal way and has returned to a studio art making practice.
Her current art making process is both analog and digital drawing, collage, sculpture, and
painting. She explores expressive, yet meditative, mark-making. Light, sound, structure, color, movement, repetition, and stillness are all given equal attention. Through contemplative and meditative practices, she physically constructs and deconstructs, reworking her pieces through attachment and non-attachment.
"It’s really never one thing happening. It’s my children, my trauma, artists from the past, friends, my jobs, etc. As experiences surface, they are filtered, cut up, and reconfigured. This is how my mind makes sense of the beauty and the noise. How I process anger, pain and joy. In the end, the non-attachment is what brings me to peace and understanding." In this way, her art making becomes a meditation for both herself and the viewer.