“The always-colorful work by Erin Rachel Hudak has the distinct ability to seduce with its bright and vibrant appearance. Hudak consistently produces work that looks happy and exudes love. The attraction, while complete, can be somewhat misleading, and upon closer inspection Hudak has often encoded a message, lesson, or suggestion hidden within the colorful work.” – beautifuldecay.com, March 7, 2014, Paul Ochi

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, Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Public Art Fund.

Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the artist