I make work that attempts to decode the sun, the cosmos, and our origin through the utopian task of materializing sunlight. I translate ephemeral sun events into physical forms, experimenting with how materiality impacts our experience of light.
Using a wide range of materials, I have developed an intuitive visual language to create a series of sculptures--sheer lightweight silk sways as the viewer approaches and disrupts the surrounding air, intricate glass webs veer in and out of invisibility, texturally rich surfaces beg for a closer look but remain mysterious upon inspection.
My process is an enactment of a ritualistic studio practice of sun worship and proto-science. I investigate the sun because of its singular universality. I feel that a common visual language, one that articulates the few universal truths, can be arrived at via the sun.
All images copyright Alison Kudlow. All rights reserved.
6/2/18 - 6/3/18
Greenpoint Open Studios
I'll be participating in Greenpoint Open Studios, June 2 & 3, 12-6pm. My studio address is 255 Calyer St, third floor, 8A. Lots of other great artists in my building will also be opening their doors!
Experiencing Light: Interview With Alison Kudlow
Create Magazine feature
12/1/2017 - 12/17/17
The 2018 Flat File: Year Five
Tiger Strikes Astroid, New York, 1329 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
11/8/2017 - 1/13/18
Glass Ceiling: Art of Resilience and Fragility
Group show curated by Osman Can Yerebakan
Urban Glass, Agnes Varis Art Center, 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
11/3/2017 - 12/3/17
Color: Primary to Tertiary
Group show curated by Lilly Wei
Site:Brooklyn, 165 7th St. Brooklyn, 11215
Art Uncovered Podcast
Interview with Kimberly Ruth
8/4/2017 - 9/10/17
Revealing Reflected Refractions
Group show curated by Jonathan Cowan and Rachael Gorchov.
Tiger Strikes Astroid, New York, 1329 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.
7/26/2017 - 8/26/17
Group show curated by Melinda Wang
Doing/Living, 218 West 57th Street, Second Floor, New York, NY.
5/5/2016 - 6/11/16
Signaling to ^ the Cipher ^ towards a Segway
Group show curated by Jesse David Penridge.
Field Projects, 526 W 26th St #807, New York, NY.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2019: MFA Candidate
2007: Received a Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Studio Art.
University of Southern California
2003: Received a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema-Television Production.
Minored in Interactive Multimedia.