Samantha Ludwig was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She received her B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2014. Her work has been shown at the Studio Arts Center International in Florence, Italy, the Cressman Center for Visual Arts, the Kentucky Museum of Arts in Louisville, Kentucky, and Leedy - Voulkos Gallery, Dodge Painting Gallery, the Kansas City Artist Coalition Exhibition Space, and H & R Blockspace in Kansas City.