Prism Forest | Acrylic on Paper | 88" x 150" | 2015
Love You Forever | Silver Lamé, Wood, Recycled Bubble Wrap | Dimensions Variable | 2012
Here I Am | Acrylic on Paper | 54" x 48" | 2015
Love You Forever | Mylar Balloons, Wood | Dimensions Variable | 2011
Artist Statement: Working with an assortment of materials, Hudak’s work discusses ideas of freedom, power, perception, and transformation. She creates paintings and sculptures that are often inspired by her personal relationship with nature juxtaposed with various histories of mans’ relationship with “the land.” In her artwork she weaves a new dimensionality into what may seem familiar, pairing new perspectives with old, and creating allegories that speak to both the individual and collective story of North America.
Erin Rachel Hudak (b. 1978) is a Brooklyn-based visual artist born in Stow, OH. Her work focuses on creating artwork based on the complex relationship between man and nature, specifically exploring the controlled environments within New York City. Her site-specific solo installations include See Thru, (Love Sees Thru Everything Sees Thru Love), with funding and collaboration with Two Trees Management; Brooklyn Bridge Park and DUMBO Arts Festival, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY (2014- 2015); You Are My Reflection, with collaborative efforts by the students of Meramec St. Louis Community College; Paul ArtSpace Residency, Florissant, MO (2014 – Present); and Spring Break ArtShow, Old School, New York, NY. Her solo shows include My Nature / Your Nature, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID (2013) and Promiseland, Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, ID (2012). She was an artist-in-residence at Paul Artspace, Florissant, MO (2014) and the Vermont Studio Center, Johnston, VT (2006). Her works have received support and commissions from Two Trees Management, and Brooklyn Bridge Park.