INSTALLATION ART

Where image making and sculpture blend with technological advances in light and engineering.

TRAVEL WRITING

Finding awareness in cycling, yoga, motorcycle racing and sailing.

Photography

Images from our travels


CONTEMPLATING SPACE


Kelly D Hudak blends medium format photography with sculpture and installation. She uses thin flexible film and evolving OLED technology to engineer intricate suspended works. Kelly received her MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara Art School and her BFA from the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School in Connecticut. Her interdisciplinary approach earned her distinctions at both institutions, as well as, a fellowship while working on her Master’s Thesis, Drift, Skim, Float, Fly, Fall which highlighted poetics of space and her experience in Skydiving. She has been invited to photograph the World Prototype Motorcycle Racing Circuit, MotoGP™ for the last seven years and her tests in Medium Format photography have been published by Capture Integration and Hasselblad.

The experience of documenting unparalleled riders navigating through challenging yet beautifully designed tracks has informed Kelly’s practice. She relocated to Miami Beach, Florida to delve into the growing arts community, Ashtanga Yoga, sailing and cycling. Kelly continues to contemplate movement and forms in space with her partner and assistant Bruce LaFollette, sparking our interest in the navigation, balance and dynamic presence of the immediate artwork and our environmental surroundings. Kelly plans to build a group of small OLED sculptures with Philips Lumiblade OLED components and eventually monumental works activating public locations.



HASSELBLAD



Medium format Hasselblad equipment as well as Broncolor Lighting, opens up opportunities to achieve excellent image quality in photographic installation projects. The beautiful depth in color, clarity and flexibility in image size that the Hasselblad sensor affords, paired with creative components developed by Broncolor, provides an infinite array of imaging options. From concept to image capture I enjoy the unique process of every artwork. Larger custom projects may require print, architectural, engineering and production support allowing the work to become an awe inspiring collaboration accross disciplines.


Technology




Innovation



I look forward to participating in the Philips, Lumiblade Innovators Club where 100 partners receive 100 Lumiblade Brite FL300 OLEDs, redefining concepts of light in our evolving interior and exterior environments. I first started using flexible, electroluminescent light, bending and curving it through carefully cut translucent photographic film. The work, suspended by cable, was ethereal, fragile and seemingly transformed in volume and scale as the viewer walked under and around the piece. The Philips Lumiblade Innovators club will support new works while I begin my eighth season studying and photographing unparalleled motorcycle riders, navigating some of the most intriguing MotoGP™ race tracks around the globe.




Affiliations

We are members of Americans for the Arts, American Photographic Artists and American Society of Media Photographers.
Take a look at the valuable work they do below!





PROJECTS




Installation

MotoGP™

Cycling

Lifestyle

Travel

Culinary




Background





Kelly Hudak

Kelly began photographing prototype motorcycle racing in 2008. This work has inspired her large scale installation research. Along side it she enjoys travel, culinary and lifestyle photography. With an eye for detail in an action packed environment she is on point and patient as a moment unfolds or is developed before the camera. Kelly has a background in fine arts, yoga, art direction, food and beverage, retail and customer service.


Bruce LaFollette

Bruce's expertise is grounded in production and account management. His organization and management skills exceed expectations. With a strong interest in photography he has been assisting Kelly since 2008. Bruce has a background in engineering, finance, yoga, food and beverage, as well as, retail and customer service, Bruce makes certain every project runs smooth. Not to mention, his time in the Air Force as a medic is helpful too!



ARTIST STATEMENT & RESUME


Artist Statement

Resume





PURPOSEFUL INTEGRATION





Kelly Hudak

Published September 10th

Disovering a Path-Key West to Calais

It was quite amazing and not at all what I had anticipated. Especially the part where we rode in from Stamford, CT as our bikes were not allowed on the peak train! It was just after 7am and we could either ride or wait until 10am, which would really let our wheels run free shortly after 11am. . . We couldn’t bear the four hours and took to the streets. Now it did take us six hours to get there but that time was filled with burning leg muscles, coffee and pastry stops, amazing trails, views, a short ride through Harlem and finally a sense of unbelievable accomplishment riding down FDR drive.

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Bruce LaFollette

New Writing Coming Soon!

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Miami Beach, FL

949.547.2011


THANKS FOR VISITING




News

Contact us for partnership opportunities. We are planning a fundraiser hosted by Hatchfund to assist our successful involvement in the Philips Lumiblade Innovators Club. A group of 100, working in OLED design.

"Every few years people who think outside the box come along and take steps that other peopleare not willing to take. They change the world forever with their dedication and innovation."

From the OLED Innovators Club website.

Contact Kelly

333 SE 2nd Ave.,
Suite 2000
Miami FL, 33131
+1 949 547 2011
Kelly D Hudak
@kdhudak
Conscious Velocity
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Contact Bruce

333 SE 2nd Ave.,
Suite 2000
Miami FL, 33131
+1 949 547 2133
Bruce C LaFollette
@brucelafollette
Purposeful Integration
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