Sean Hudson

Born: 1983, Dallas, TX

Biography and Information


Sean Hudson (b. 1983) paints transcendental landscapes that represent fleeting moments and are studies of atmosphere, light, and space. Hudson’s animated scenes of the high desert illuminate the relationship between land and sky. In this Router Paintings series, he carves lines into the surface of painted panels using a router saw to form images of land, sky, expansive horizons, and portals. By employing unusual techniques like drawing with a router saw or painting at a small scale, he draws attention to the physicality of each painting. 

Sean Hudson earned his MFA in studio art from the University of New Mexico in 2017 and his BFA in painting and drawing from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver in 2009. He was featured in New American Paintings and has shown his work in New Mexico and Colorado. Hudson currently lives and works in Albuquerque.

They’re about those magical moments when you notice a shimmering star in the night sky or become aware of the most brilliant pink in a sunset. 

Many of the router paintings depict an open doorway. This is an invitation to cross a threshold; a right of passage. I think about the Torii, the gate at the entrances of Japanese shrines. The Torii marks the transition from the mundane to the sacred. You are changed as you enter.
—Sean Hudson

M.F.A. Studio Art, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

B.F.A. Painting & Drawing, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Denver, CO

Solo Exhibitions
METASOUTHWEST, Zendo, Albuquerque, NM

The Magic Sky, Small Engine Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

Cosmic Dust, Winning, Albuquerque, NM

Group Nest, Alumni Gallery @ RMCAD, Denver, CO

Group Exhibitions
School’s Out, Friend of a Friend, Denver, CO
HIGH DESERT HIGH, Smoke The Moon, Santa Fe, NM
Made in ABQ, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Taking the Scenic Route, Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
Winter in The Valley, The Valley, Taos, NM

Here Now, Leisure Gallery, Denver, CO

Ze, John Sommers Gallery, UNM, Albuquerque, NM

Bad Kitty w/ Adrian Pijoan, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Connectivity: 21st Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition, Univerity of New mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Head Space, Jailhouse Arts, Buena Vista, CO

Love to Hate/Hate to Love, Redline Studios, Denver, CO
Drawrings II, Rhinosauropolis, Denver, CO

Awards & Intivationals
PechaKucha 20×20 VOL. 25, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, NM

Raymond Jonson Fellowship, University of New Mexico
Betty Sabo Scholarship Endowment for Studio Arts, University of New Mexico

Barbara Harper Memorial Endowed Scholarship, University of New Mexico

MFA Annual #129, New American Paintings, No. 129
The Magic Sky, Thesis Exhibition Catalog

Connectivity, Exhibition Catalog, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Press Release
2021 Made in ABQ at Richard Levy Gallery
2021 Taking the Scenic Route at Richard Levy Gallery