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 fifteen 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 now installed in Miami Beach hotel and residences, 6080 Collins Avenue as of 2018, acquired through the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami, Florida.

New sailing journeys and a continued yoga practice inspire the next stages of her artwork. In 2017, Kelly began Blue Water Services Global, with fiancé, Bruce LaFollette. Since that time they have completed sail and power boat deliveries over the Atlantic Coast, to and from The Bahamas and British Virgin Islands. Now located in Kennebunk, Maine while Bruce is studying yacht design, Kelly shows with the Art Guild of the Kennebunks.  

Kelly D Hudak • kdh@kellydhudak.com • Kennebunk, Maine