Bio

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.”

Education

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

Awards

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

Residencies

ColArt (Windsor & Newton) TFAC residency November 2018

Joya:AiR, Spain 2017

Artist in Residence/Print Fellow, Plymouth College of Art, 2015

Early Fimography

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

LINKS

Studio Thames-Side Studios South-East London.

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