Artist - writer - curator
Born Darlington, 1966, Lives & works in London.
A graduate of Glasgow School of Art’s Environmental Art department, Hudson went on to study artist moving image at Central St. Martins. Her early work took the form of public interventions, site-specific works and expanded cinema with a distinctly queer-feminist agenda, which led into a career specialising in political avant-garde film and new technologies. She worked for a range of organisations including; Women in Profile, London Filmmakers Co-op (Lux), Cinenova Feminist Film Distribution, Arts Council England (Broadcast & New Media) and FluxIT Digital Agency. In 2004 food security activism took her away from the city to work on the preservation of edible seeds on a Cevenol farm in France. Returning to the UK in 2012, initially based in the South West she moved to London in 2016. Laura’s practice spans drawing, painting, sound, sculpture, film, text and installation, with a current focus on painting and drawing.
More recently, turning to paint, my work explores thresholds of the perceptible world, in a contemporary socio-political context, and the relationships between knowledge, reality, and the fiction of memory.
“I am interested in collective actions, social conditions, and our changing relationship to knowledge. I am curious about the slippage and failure of ideas, about how things are what they are, or how we think they are, and how we might be valued or positioned within changing realities. It is at the threshold of the perceptible world that our relationship to knowledge and the idea of certainty become most interesting.”
2017-2019 MA Fine Art, City & Guilds London Art School
1991-1992 Advanced Dip Fine Art Film & Video, Central St. Martins
1985-1989 BA Fine Art, Glasgow School of Art
Trinity Buoy Wharf (formerly Jerwood) Drawing Prize, Student Prize 2018 for Nail House Drawings
Royal Female Art School Bursary, 2018
The Roger de Grey Drawing Prize, 2018
ColArt (Windsor & Newton) TFAC residency November 2018
Joya:AiR, Spain 2017
Artist in Residence/Print Fellow, Plymouth College of Art, 2015
1988 LUX, Film installation / Expanded Cinema Super 8
1988 Alter, Slide installation
1988 Indicia, film installation / Expanded Cinema, Super 8
1989 Glass, Super 8 single screen film 3min
1989 Virgin, Super 8 film installation
1989 Alice Doesn’t, film & slide installation
1990 DoP The Haunted House - The Womanhouse Castlemilk, video.
1991 Monti Cantsin Super8/Video, 8min single screen film
1992 Home Run Double8 / 16mm, 3min double screen film
1991 Skinless 8mm / 16mm (unfinished)
1992 As with Dreams / Road M 16mm (unfinished)
1994 DoP Sex, Lies, Religion Dir Annette Kennerley, single screen 7min 8mm>16mm
Studio Thames-Side Studios South-East London.