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 and certified 500hr yoga and meditation teacher and teacher trainer, 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 also returned to a studio art making practice.
"My most recent work emerged from a meditative practice. I constructed, deconstructed, and reworked these pieces through both an analog and digital process using watercolor and oil painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, photography, and printing. As experiences surface, they are filtered, cut up, and reconfigured. I explore expressive, yet meditative, mark-making. Light, structure, color, movement, repetition, and stillness are all given equal attention. It’s the dialogue between this process of making, the meditative practice, and the awareness created as a result that is most interesting to me."