Artist, Muralist, Educator

BRENDAN HUDSON artist/muralist/educator/facilitator

Education:    
2015    (expected) MA candidate Art Education School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), Chicago, IL
2009    BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL 

Commissions and Murals: 
2015    Mural for Usina de Papel and Semasa, Santo André, SP, Brazil
           Na Escola, mural with youth artists, Igarai, SP, Brazil
           3 Bricolage murals with Greenstar artists and youth, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
2014    Mural for Mudlark Theater Company, Evanston, IL
           Mural Private residence, Chicago, IL
2013    Mural for Canvas, North Ave Wicker Park Chicago, IL
           Mural restoration for The Puerto Rican Congress, Chicago, IL
2012    Mural with Kulture Klub and LSS residence for formerly homeless youth, St. Paul, MN
           8 murals in collaborations with communities in Santo Andre, SP, Brazil
           Mural with School of the Art institute students and youth in Igarai, SP, Brazil
           Large scale illustration commision, private collection, Chicago, IL
2011    With Patterns, Mural for Wicker Park/Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, IL
2010    After the Storm, Mural for GPCA, ASM and Chicago Dep. of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
           Lemonade, Mural for SAIC and Cobb Connection, Chicago, IL  
           Mural de Campo, Mural for Grupo Tumm, Igaraí, São Paulo, Brazil
           Arte na Lixera, Murals for UN funded Brazilian NGO, Santo André, SP, Brazil
2009    New Beginnings, Mural, Garfield Park Conservatory, ASM, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chicago, IL
           When you call me, Mural for Big Papa’s Records, São Paulo, Brazil
2008    Momentum, Mural for University of Chicago Donoghue Charter School, Chicago, IL
           Peace(s), Mural for Doolittle East Intermediate School, Chicago, IL
2006    Mural painting for artist Dzine, Chicago, IL
           Live painting For Lannon Communications, Chicago Magazine fashion show, Chicago, IL
2005    Murals for Gallery Incognito, Chicago, IL
2004    Private residence, Mural, MN
2002    Private residence, Mural, MN
2001    Artworks Art and Frame, Mural, MN

Selected Exhibitions:  
2013    Chicago Cultural Center, Street Art: Paint, Paste, Sticker, Chicago, IL
           School of the Art Institute of Chicago Dick Blick exhibition space solo show, Chicago, IL
           GFRY Publi©icty design showcase, News From Nowhere Labratory, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
2012    Cele-Brazil fundraiser, Chicago, IL
2011    Off the wall, Mural artist showcase, South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, IL
2009    SSCAC, Learning Modern, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
           SAIC BFA Show, Sullivan Galleries, Chicago, IL
           Powerhouse Fundraiser, Powerhouse, Memphis, TN
           Off the Wall, Marshall Arts, Memphis, TN
           Bakers Dozen, Group show, Memphis, TN
2008    Lollapalooza, Grant Park, Chicago, IL
2008    Art on Track, CTA “EL”, Chicago, IL
2007    Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL. 
           Gallery 2, School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Fork Table Napkins, Chicago, IL
2007    Social Sites, Chicago Center for Green Technology, Design Rollout, Chicago, IL
2006    Lollapalooza, Juried Group exhibition, Grant Park, Chicago, IL
           Tulip Gallery, Solo show, Chicago IL
2005    Human Nature Gallery Incognito, Group Show, Chicago IL
2002    Pandora’s Box, Solo show, Minneapolis, MN
           Pandora’s Box, Minneapolis, MN
           The Soap Box, Minneapolis, MN
2001    Ford Center, Minneapolis, MN 

Presentations/Symposia/Visiting Artist
2014    Presentation on professional mural practice, Marwen, Chicago, IL
           Presentation: Dissensus: Collaboration and Conflict in the Classroom , Marwen, Chicago, IL
           Guest artist for final critique panel, Site, Environment, Community, SAIC.
2012    Presentation for Environmental Protection Agency Region 5
2011    Visiting artist lecture, Art Education, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago
2008    Local Public Art in Chicago: The Pedagogy of Practice, Midwest Art History Society Conference. Creating the 21st Century: Students for a Critical Dialog on Design/Art/Education, Design, History, Criticism and Society, CNPq research group with the School of Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo

Employment: 
2015    Teaching Artist, Mural and Street Arts, Marwen, Chicago, IL
2014    Teaching Assistant, Foundation Studio, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago
2013    Teaching Assistant, Foundation Studio & Cyber-Pedagody, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago
           Teaching Artist, Columbia Community Arts Partnership, Sulllivan High School, Chicago, IL
           Teaching Artist, Columbia Community Arts Partnership, Columbia College
2012    Mural Project facilitator for School of the Art Institute students in Igarai, SP, Brazil
2009-10 Artist/Educator for After School Matters/Garfield Park Conservatory, Chicago, IL
           Project assistant for 2 10,000 sq.ft. murals Grand Rapids, MI, Memphis, TN
           South Side Community Art Center and Elev8 After School Program, Chicago, IL
2007-08 Chicago Public School’s Education to Careers summer intern teaching position. 
           Visiting artist and studio teacher at CPS Multicultural Arts High School, Chicago, IL
2006-10 Freelance Artist Assistant for Dzine, Juan Angel Chavez, Jeff Zimmerman Chicago, IL
2006-08 Installations, Gallery 2, 847 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 

Honors/Grants: 
2016    Fulbright Student Research and Study Grant, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
2014    John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, International Connections Fund Grant
2013    Dean’s Grant, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
           Idea Generation Grant, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
           GFRY Studio Course  participant sponsered by Motarolla
           Awarded studio residency SAIC
           Hostel International, MLK Mural project
2012    John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation, International Connections Fund Grant
2009    Partners of Americas Travel Grant
           Hilgos Grant, School of the Art Institute of Chicago  
2008    Kathryn Wasserman Davis 100 Projects for Peace Grant
           SAIC Student Association Artist Grant
2007-09 Student leadership award, School of the Art institute of Chicago
2004    Merit Scholarship, School of the Art Institute of Chicago  

Press: 
2013    Restoring Puerto Rican Congress Murals: Oldest community murals oururbantimes.com, Jeff Huebner.
    Fox Chicago News, Wentworth, Altged Schools come together through the arts.
2012    Jornal Reporter Diario, June 1, Artista norte-americano cunclui trabalho em Santo Andre, SP, Brazil
    ABC Maior, front page April 17, Arte para se apropriar do local em que se vive, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Metro, April, front page, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2010    NBC 5 News, Teens give Garfield Park a Touch Up, Chicago IL
           ABCD Maior, Sao Paulo, Brazil.  
2009    Memphis Flyer, April 23-29,Carol Knowles, Memphis, TN
2006    Chicago Magazine, Chicago, IL
2001    The Pulse, Minneapolis, MN