Dan Hudson – Artist Statement
My work is best understood as a form of visual anthropology. It blurs the boundaries between documentation, voyeurism, personal journal, and art. I create process intensive projects that investigate concepts of “time” and the nature of existence within the socio-political context of everyday life. My research is distilled into various forms including, video, painting, photography and sculpture.
I am a mid-career artist that has maintained an active studio practice for thirty years. For my “day job” I worked as a photo journalist. As such, I garnered more than 60 international cover shots as well as thousands of photos in publications around the world. My assignments as a photo journalist often involved travel and adventure that took me to some of the wildest places on the planet. The life experiences and technical expertise I gained as a professional photographer has had a lingering influence on my art.
For the past nine years, I have been concentrating full-time on my art practice. My recent accomplishments include 6 international awards, 7 peer-assessed visual arts project grants, a major public art commission and participation in numerous solo and group exhibitions. My work is represented in the collections of museums, public galleries and private collections throughout North America and Europe.