Kelly D Hudak is a photographer and conceptual artist. She earned her MFA from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004 and began showing electroluminescent light sculptures shortly after. Though the ocean had always called to her, a surprise opportunity to skydive brought her to an intense study of the self for three years. Kelly then dedicated ten years focusing on the world prototype motorcycle racing series, MotoGP unraveling notions of space and time. It is now in the realm of motorsports, sailing and yoga, where Kelly is developing new art and most notably, worked with Hasselblad in 2016, creating content with their new H6D, during the race at Misano World Circuit, Marco Simoncelli in Italy.
Kelly’s practice is inspired by spatial navigation and a futuristic world view. She enjoys contemplating the meditative qualities of perception. The body of work uncovers balance and awareness while moving through stillness within our conscious mind-scape. Two dimensional pieces and plans for three dimensional works, utilize methods of abstraction, integrating translucency, color and pattern masks with images related to dynamic presence.
Kelly’s work, Passage, depicting a cruise ship at sunrise is scheduled to be installed in Miami Beach hotel and residences, 6080 Collins Avenue in 2018, acquired through the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami, Florida.
New sailing journeys and and a continued yoga practice inspires the next stages of the work. This year, Kelly moves into the next decade, invited to the International motorcycle racing circuit, MotoGP and is set to work with new technologies in flexible OLED materials manufactured by OLEDWorks.
Kelly D Hudak • firstname.lastname@example.org • Miami Beach, Florida