Judy Ledgerwood studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati in Ohio and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois. In her work, she combines concrete abstraction with influences from areas of popular culture traditionally occupied by women, such as fashion or textile design, and stages the elements in intense colors. In her painting, Ledgerwood expands the boundaries of concrete abstraction to include the subversive aspect of sensuality. The artist became known through abstract paintings reminiscent of landscape paintings, which were kept in "feminine" pastel tones. Since the 1990s she has been substantiating the vocabulary of her compositions on the simple basic shapes of circles and squares, in intense colors which she groups into vibrantly sensual compositions.