Patty Hudak works in her Vermont studio, where she creates artwork informed by her response to the natural environment filtered through her emotions regarding the state of the world.
In 2018-2019, Hudak collaborated in two Irish Eco-Residencies. In June 2018, she traveled to Baby Forest, a digital Artist Collective in West Cork, where she explored perceptual drawing in a newly established beech forest. In July 2018 and 2019, she traveled to Walking Birds’ Mountain, to collaborate with 14 artists and writers to produce an installation responding to folklore, archeology, and the natural environment in the Ballygawley Mountains in Sligo County. This residency will continue into the future, culminating in a documentational exhibition.
In 2016, 2017, and 2019 Hudak was an Artist in Residence at Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory in Yamanashi, Japan, where she studied traditional woodblock printing with Japanese Masters Printers and Carvers, as well as private study with Carving Master Motoharu Asaka. She was honored to serve as a juror for the 2017 College Women’s Association of Japan 61st Print Show and served as Art Manager for the 2016 College Women’s Association Exhibition Intimate Dimensions. She has been a guest lecturer at the Irish Embassy, Beijing; the US Embassy Beijing American Center (2013), and Beijing Normal University (2012), and served as Artist in Residence at Harrow International School Beijing (2014-2015). She was awarded Being 3 Gallery Geography Projects Award in 2015 for her installation, Sailing to Byzantium. In addition to practicing art, she has curated small group exhibitions at Nishimachi Artist Space in Tokyo, Japan.
Her exhibitions include There, Through the Broken Branches, Go, Southern Vermont Arts Center (2020); Indigo and Ink, Southern Vermont Arts Center, 2020; Beyond the Three Perfections, Dublin Castle (2017); Patty Hudak in China, Being 3 Gallery, Beijing, China (2015); Patty Hudak, Grace Hotel Gallery, Beijing, China (2014-15); True Colors, US Embassy Beijing American Center, Beijing, China (2013); On the Curve, Viva Now, Beijing, China (2009); and Garden Helices, 5 OPT Gallery, Hong Kong (2008). Group exhibitions include participation in exhibitions with the art collective Art Byte Critique in Tokyo Japan, including the Tokyo Book Arts Fair and with the Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory at 3331 Space, Tokyo, Japan (2016, 2017, 2019).
Hudak studied painting at Wellesley College, where she was awarded 2 Stecher Scholarships to study abroad in Italy and France. Since 2005, she has practiced art in Hong Kong SAR; Beijing, China; Tokyo, Japan; Sligo, Ireland; and Vermont, USA. She is a recipient of the Vermont Arts Council's 2018-2019 Creation Grant and was recently awarded the Vermont Artists to Watch in 2020.