Ludwig Schwarz



Born in Dallas, TX, Ludwig Schwarz earned a BFA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX and an MFA at the School of Visual Arts New York. Recent exhibitions include; Untitled (series of eight paintings), 214 Projects, Dallas, TX (2019); The Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX (2018); Some Twenty Year Old Works on Paper and Two New Sculptures, The Box Company, Dallas, TX (2017); Rudolph Blume Fine Art/Artscan, Houston, TX (2017); Ludwig Schwarz: Retrospective (1990–2014), Rest Stop, Makebish, New York, NY (2015); Encounters, Lump, Raleigh, N.C. (2015); the Dallas Biennial, Retrospective (1990-2014); Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX; the 2012 and 2010 Brucennial, NY; Galerie Carolyn Heinz, Hamburg, Germany (2011); Leo Castelli Gallery, NY (2011); Re-Seeing the Contemporary: Selected from the Collection, Dallas Museum of Art (2010); The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Walthum, MA (2008) and Road Agent Gallery, Dallas, TX (2007). Ludwig Schwarz lives and works in Dallas, Texas.

In an April 2014 feature about Schwarz, Dallas Morning News art critic Rick Brettell wrote of the artist, “I am surer than ever that Schwarz is a major artist. Indeed, he is quite possibly the most important painter who has lived in our city in the last generation…” In 2018, the Dallas Museum of Art acquired a suite of eight five by four foot paintings from Schwarz’s 2016 Desktop exhibition.

Audio interview with Ben Lima and the Athenaeum Review.

Conduit Gallery Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019  214 Projects, Dallas, TX
2018  Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
2017  The Box Company, Dallas, TX
2016  Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
2015  Makebish, New York, NY
2015  Lump, Raleigh, N.C.
2014  Dallas Biennial, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX
2014  Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
2012  Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
2008  Optical, Houston, TX
2007  Road Agent, Dallas, TX 
2007  Sunday L.E.S., New York, NY
2005  Sala Diaz, San Antonio, TX
2005  FREIGHT+VOLUME, New York, NY
2005  Q.E.D., Los Angeles, CA
2004  Three Walls, San Antonio, TX
2003  Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
2003  Angstrom Gallery; Village Jewelry and Loan, Dallas, TX
2001  Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
2001  Lump, Raleigh, NC
2000  Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
1997  Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
1995  McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas, TX

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017  Rudolph Blume Fine Art/Artscan, Houston, TX
2017  Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, TX
2014  Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX
2014  Art Palace, Houston, TX
2013  The Brandon, Houston, TX
2012  Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas, TX
2012  Brucennial 2012, New York, NY
2012  Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX
2012  Fallas Dart Air, Shamrock Studios, Dallas, TX
2012  Dallas Biennial, Online, Volume 2
2011  Galerie Carolyn Heinz, Hamburg, Germany
2011  Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY Curator
2010  Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
2010  Cris Worley Fine Arts, Dallas, TX
2010  Barry Whistler Gallery, Dallas, TX
2010  Brucennial 2010Miseducation, New York, NY
2010  Centraltrak, Dallas, TX, curator: Kate Sheerin
2009  Fort Worth Contemporary Arts, Ft. Worth, TX
2009  Okay Mountain, Austin TX, curator: Nathan Greene
2009  And/Or Gallery, Dallas, TX, curator: Keri Oldham 
2008  Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
2008  The Rose Art Museum of Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2008  Pompidou Center, Paris, France
2007  Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
2007  Road Agent, Dallas, TX
2007  Spertus Museum, Chicago, IL
2006  The Contemporary, Dallas, TX, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, TX
2005  Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX 
2005  Dallas Center for Contemporary Art, Dallas, TX
2004  Gavin Brown at Passerby, New York, NY
2004  Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
2004  Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX
2004  Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, MA
2003  Kunstbunker Tumulka, Munich, Germany
2003  Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
2003  Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX