Sinéad Ludwig-Burgess

As one of the youngest female Canadian sculptors working with welded public art, Sinéad Ludwig-Burgess continues to create surreal artworks that question the viewers’ notion on space and the human body. In the summer of 2017 her first public art sculpture was installed titled, “Caelum et Terra”, which is located on the property of a post-secondary polytechnic school in Calgary, Alberta known as SAIT where the sculpture sits in front of the Green Building Technologies’ new office building on the northwest corner of the campus. Her second public sculpture is a work in progress which is to be unveiled in the town of Cochrane, AB in 2020. Ludwig-Burgess is able to work with clients to meet their needs where she continues to take on private commissions and is currently creating a new body of work. The figurative and organic sculptures she creates reflect the experiences we endure in life that manipulate and mold our physical and mental states. Her studio practice is driven by the experimentation and bending of steel. The majority of Ludwig-Burgess’ art in her portfolio incorporates the use of scrap metal and recycled materials where she enjoys the process of repurposing these items to make environmentally conscious sculptures.
     Sinéad’s work has been displayed in several group exhibitions at the college, and she has showcased her artworks with the State of Art Society as well as with The Calgary Outsider Art Society in a show called Goodbye Lit’l Angel in May 2014 and with Interpretations Artist’s group in the fall of 2014. In spring and summer of 2015, Sinéad Ludwig-Burgess participated in the State of Art Society’s spring show and sale and in addition, exhibited her work with a new artists group called Black Nostrils, which was an all metal show in June. In the fall of 2015 Sinéad showcased her sculptures with the State of Art Society and joined the Alberta College of Art + Design’s show and sale in November and in March of 2016. In April of 2016 she participated in another group show called From Here to There at New Edwards Gallery. In 2016 she won The Alberta Central/ Jeanne Shaw Memorial Scholarship, New Zones Gallery of Contemporary Art Award and the ACAD Sculpture Major Award. In the spring of 2016 she obtained a BFA in Sculpture at the Alberta College of Art + Design. Post-graduation, Ludwig-Burgess has been involved in several group exhibitions at the ATB Financial branch on Stephen Avenue Centre from 2016- 2018. In the summer of 2019 Sinéad was involved in her first group exhibition out of the province of Alberta, displaying her artwork in The Cultural Olympiad Show in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. Sinéad Ludwig-Burgess works and resides in Calgary, AB predominantly creating sculptures that consist of welded steel and mixed media. Sinéad is interested in creating works that reference the human body, and continues to follow her passion exploring the limitless potential of metal.