Jon Barlow Hudson
Life and work
Hudson was born in Montana and then lived in Wyoming for the first five years of his life. Although he experimented with different art forms as a child, he didn't become interested in sculpture until college. After studying for two years at the Dayton Art Institute, Hudson switched to travelling for a year. He spend six months working in West Africa with his father and the other six working at the Kunstakademie in Stuttgart, Germany. After a motorcycle accident Hudson returned to the states and worked as the assistant to sculptor Charles Ginnever. After a year with Ginnever he then went back to school and earned his Bachelor and Master of fine arts degrees at the California Institute of the Arts in 1972 and Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio in 1975. Hudson has been creating public sculptures since 1976 and since then his sculptures have been installed in 26 countries around the world.
Hudson's first international commission was for two sculptures to be displayed at the World Expo 88 in Brisbane, Australia. Hudson's sculpture Paradigm was the first in the world to be designed with the help of a computer, and the first to have a computerized lighting system installed. Hudson usually works with stone and steel but has also worked with brass, copper, bronze, and more.
He is currently based in Ohio.
Examples of artworks
- 2013 - Fenestrae Aeternitatis - White Rock Hills Library, Dallas, Texas
- 2012 - Eidolon : Atom - Chistye Prudy International Sculpture Park, Penza, Russia
- 2011 - Synchronicity XI - Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
- 2008 - Wind Dragon - Beijing Olympic Park, China
- 2004 - Untitled - St. Clair sur Elle, Normandy, France
- 1993 - Fenestrae Aeternitatis: Windows over the Danube - Dunaferr Sculpture Park, Dunaújváros, Hungary
- 1989 - Scrivania II and Tavolo Grigio - Wittenberg University, Chackers Theater, Springfield, Ohio
- 1988 - Paradigm - Expo 88, Brisbane, Queensland
- 1982 - Eidola - University of Nebraska Temple Theater, Lincoln, Nebraska
- 1976 - Djamila and Musa - Boone National Bank, Columbia, Missouri
- "State Library unveils model Expo 88 sculpture by international artist". State Library of Queensland. 2015-06-03. Retrieved 2016-02-17.
- Hudson, Jon. "Milwaukee Project".
- Bochenski, Natalie (22 January 2014). "Expo 88 artist Jon Barlow Hudson donates notes on iconic sculpture". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 21 March 2016.