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Erin Rachel Hudak

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Birthplace
Stow, Ohio

Birth year
1978

Lives in
Brooklyn, NY

Works in
Brooklyn, NY

Website

Schools
Allegheny College, 1998
Savannah College of Art & Design, 2002, BFA

Representing galleries

Tags
sculpture, installation, mixed-media

Statement

Born in Stow, Ohio in 1978, Erin Rachel Hudak creates collages, drawings, paintings and sculptures that are "as much poetic as they are political and playful as they are perceptive." writes Pauli Ochi of Ochi Gallery in Sun Valley, Idaho. 

Working with an assortment of materials, Hudak’s work discusses, among other things, ideas of freedom, power, tranformation, and ultimately asks, where are we going and were have we been. Hudak layers acrylic paint, photographs, graphite and colored pencils to create visual narratives that are fueled by the recycled material of our cultural media. Her bright, dripping paint becomes the foundation on which she builds an assemblage of mark making and phrases. In each drawing, painting or sculpture she weaves a new dimensionality into what may seem familiar, creating allegories that speak to both the individual and collective story.

Hudak has been awarded with grants for her public temporary sculptures: Love You Forever, installed under the Manhattan bridge on the Brooklyn Bridge beach in 2011, and Everything Is Fine, installed in the historic Tobacco Warehouse, 2010. Both were proposed and created especially for the DUMBO Arts Festival.

She attended Allegheny College to study art and literature and received her B.F.A from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Hudak has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. Her artwork has recently been shown at Women Made Gallery in Chicago, ArtHamptons, and featured in Vogue Girl Korea, Art+Culture.com, and written up in the VillageVoice, and The Brooklyn Eagle.


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Education


2006            Vermont Studio Center Resident, Johnson, Vermont
98-02           Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, Georgia
96-98           Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania
 
Solo Exhibitions


2012             Promiseland, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
2011             Hello Sunshine, Archway Artspace. Brooklyn, NY
2009             Atomic, JLA Baxter Street Gallery, New York, NY
 
Group Exhibitions


2011           Bridges, Trees, Skulls, Pies & Other Treasure Trails, NARS Gallery, Brooklyn, NY          
                   Dividing Light Measuring Darkness, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ
                   Love You Forever, site-specific installation DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
                   Can’t Hear the Revolution, Kunsthalle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
                   Surreptitious Fondness, NARS Foundation Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
                   Young Collectors II, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
                   SpringzHere, Wilson and Geary Contemporary, New York, NY               
                   No Rules: East 9th Street Revisited, Dorain Grey Gallery, New York, NY
                   The American Dream: A Juxtaposition,  Woman Made Gallery, Chicago. IL   
                   Group New York, Dorian Grey Gallery, New York, NY
2010           Young Collectors, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
                   Under The Radar: A Group Show, Juried by Marc Dennis, Brooklyn, NY
                   Everything Is Fine, site-specific installation DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
                   Humanilities, curated by Michael Behle, BS Gallery, Iowa City, IA
                   Profile New York, S.P.A.C.E Gallery, Burlington, VT
                   Unabashed, Unclad, Unframed, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum ID
                   Homage To The Artists, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
                   The Boom Collective, Helec and Wirth, New York, NY
                   Red Dot Art Fair, JLA Gallery, New York, NY
2009            Rainbow Connection, site-specific installation DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY 
                    In Search of The Miraculous, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID
                    Painters of JLA, JLA Baxter Gallery, New York, NY
2008             RAAW, R.A.A.W Arts Space, Brooklyn, NY
2007             311 Group Show, Pearl Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2005             Going In Circles, FE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
2003             Enigma, The Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY
                    Pour L’Amour Des Chiens, The Mona Bismark Foundation, Paris
                    Vivid, The Savannah Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                    Red on Red, The Savannah Gallery, Atlanta, GA
                    Low country Landscapes, Exhibit A Gallery, Savannah, GA
2002             In Response, The Red Gallery, Savannah, GA
                    Three Visions of You,  D.A.C Gallery, Savannah, GA
                    The Collective Conscious, Oglethorpe Row Gallery, Savannah, GA    
                    Dog Days of Summer, The Red Gallery, Savannah, GA
                    SX-70 Diaries, The Starlander Gallery, Savannah, GA
                    Large Works, Bergen Gallery, Savannah, GA
2001             Small Works, Venus De Milo Gallery, Savannah, GA
                    Millennium Show, Metropole Gallery, Savannah, GA
                    A  Different Light, Broome Street Gallery, New York, NY
2000             Small Works, Exhibit A Gallery, Savannah, GA
                    Large Works, Bergen Gallery, Savannah, GA
1998             Undergraduate Show, Meghan Gallery, Meadville, PA
                    Annual Group Show, Artisan Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
 
Public Projects           


2011            Love You Forever, site-specific installation DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2010            Everything Is Fine, site-specific installation DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY
2009            Rainbow Connection, site-specific installation DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, NY 
2006            Love, site-specific installation, Brooklyn, NY

Recent Exhibits

Erin Rachel Hudak participated in these exhibits:

Oct, 2012 Convergences: 3rd Annual NARS Fall Exhibition
NARS Foundation
 
Apr, 2012 "POW: Pop Now" Opening
TNC Gallery
 
Feb, 2012 PROMISELAND
Ochi Gallery
 
Oct, 2011 Dividing Light Measuring Darkness
Curious Matter
 
Oct, 2011 Bridges, Trees, Skulls, Pies And Other Treasure Trails
NARS Foundation
 
May, 2011 NARS FOUNDATION 4th Annual Open Studios
NARS Foundation
 
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