Sean Hudson

Born: 1983, Dallas, TX

Biography and Information

Biography
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 is an artist and educator based in Albuquerque. He holds an MFA in studio art from the University of New Mexico and a BFA in painting and drawing from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, where he studied under the painter Clark Richert (1941–2021). He was featured in New American Paintings and has shown his work at numerous galleries including The Valley, Taos, Friend Of A Friend, Denver, and Smoke The Moon, Santa Fe.

Central to my creative vision is the threshold, depicted as archways, cacti, or silhouetted trees. These elements act as entrances and invitations, not just into the painting, but metaphorically into the future, a path forward. Everything is still and in motion simultaneously—the perspective of the spirited mind, and from it, spirited artwork. – Sean Hudson

Education
2017
M.F.A. Studio Art, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2009
B.F.A. Painting & Drawing, Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design, Denver, CO

Solo Exhibitions
2021
METASOUTHWEST, Zendo, Albuquerque, NM

2017
The Magic Sky, Small Engine Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

2015
Cosmic Dust, Winning, Albuquerque, NM

2013
Group Nest, Alumni Gallery @ RMCAD, Denver, CO

Group Exhibitions
2022
Over the Moon, Garagedoor, Albuquerque, NM
Flower Shop
, Smoke The Moon, Santa Fe, NM

2021
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

2017
Here Now, Leisure Gallery, Denver, CO

2016
Ze, John Sommers Gallery, UNM, Albuquerque, NM

2015
Bad Kitty w/ Adrian Pijoan, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
Connectivity: 21st Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition, Univerity of New mexico, Albuquerque, NM

2014
Head Space, Jailhouse Arts, Buena Vista, CO

2009
Love to Hate/Hate to Love, Redline Studios, Denver, CO
Drawrings II, Rhinosauropolis, Denver, CO

Awards & Intivationals
2018
PechaKucha 20×20 VOL. 25, Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, NM

2016
Raymond Jonson Fellowship, University of New Mexico
Betty Sabo Scholarship Endowment for Studio Arts, University of New Mexico

2015
Barbara Harper Memorial Endowed Scholarship, University of New Mexico

Press
2017
MFA Annual #129, New American Paintings, No. 129
The Magic Sky, Thesis Exhibition Catalog

2015
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