Ingrid Ledent studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, the UMPRUM in Prague and the National Higher Institute Antwerp where she received her MFA in printmaking in 1981. Since 1984 she is professor lithography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp. Since September 2017 she is distinguished professor at the Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts. Ledent is also a member of the Councel of the Internationale Senefelder-Stiftung in Offenbach (Germany) and chairman of the International Adviser Board at IPOA (International Printmaking Organisation Alliance) based in Guanlan, China.
She gave workshops and lectures at many international organizations and institutions. Her work has been exhibited around the world in over 20 solo exhibitions and many group exhibitions. She has received 12 national and 14 international awards in the field of Graphic Arts including the Grand Prix at the 3rd International Triennial in Prague 2001, the 8th International Biennial of Drawing and Graphic Arts Györ 2005, the 5th International Lithographic Symposium 2006 in Tidaholm, the International Print Triennial Krakow 2006, the 5th Splitgraphic International Biennial 2011,the Imprint International Triennial in Warsaw 2014 and an award at the Guanlan International Print Biennial in 2007 and 2017.