Department of Art and Design
Guns, Gold and Going Green
August 25 - September 25, 2020
This project is born out of a personal space - it is an examination of the ideology and lifestyle of myself and those around me. I grew up on a small sheep farm buried deep in the heart of central Pennsylvania where so much of daily life is tied to the land and whether people are aware of it or not, to nature in general.
October 6 - November 6, 2020
Experiencing Veterans and Artists Collaborations (EVAC) is an art project that brings together veterans and artists. EVAC curators interviewed veterans about their experiences, and artists made an edition of prints based on their interpretation of those stories. The prints are exhibited with excerpts from the transcribed interviews. EVAC works to bridge the often precarious gap between military and civilian life.
Bridging the Gap
Hudson’s work navigates the space of an imagined post apocalypse, depicting a remnant human presence that navigates a bleak landscape. The people and animals exist without direction or purpose among the familiar debris of our time. The work forebodes our current environmental annihilation. Hudson seeks to record a sometimes beautiful but always melancholy portrait of human vulnerability in the epic tradition of oil painting. Steven Hudson is currently an Assistant Teaching Professor in The School of Art + Design at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.