FloArts presents works by artist Jillian Ludgwig

As part of the visiting artist series, Florida School of the Arts will present a gallery exhibition for Illinois artist Jillian Ludwig. 


The exhibit, titled “My Wild Burn,” will be on display through March 30. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and during Main Stage performances. Gallery exhibits are free and open to the public. 

Ludwig says her drawings examine the forgotten and neglected connection between the female body and Mother Nature, fusing images of human organs with budding flowers, ribbons and butterflies to represent feminine beauty and sentiment. 

“Through pregnancy and delivery, I was reminded of the strength, resilience and forceful unending push of nature, and how those feminine qualities are intrinsic to me as a female,” Ludwig says. “My hope is that these drawings can function as a gentle reminder of that strength.” 

Ludwig graduated from Bradley University and has a Master of Fine Arts from Clemson University, where she also held a graduate teaching position in 2007. She has since taught at the Art Institute of Austin, Texas State University, Baylor University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Elon University. She currently serves as the visiting assistant professor of drawing and painting at Alma College in Michigan. 

Ludwig’s works have been exhibited throughout the U.S. as well as in Venice, Italy and at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Her works have also been published twice in the International Drawing Annual by Manifest Creative Research and Drawing. 

For information, call 386-312-4300 or go to floarts.org.