Paper Cut / Painter
Jennifer Hudson, a Maryland-based cut paper artist and acrylic ink painter began her career as a watercolor painter. Her paintings reflected realistic nature scenes and surreal fantasy-based illustrations. Jennifer’s love of the natural world is evident in the use of flora and animals in her work.
Jennifer graduated from the Baltimore School for the Arts in 2014 with a concentration in painting. She continued to paint after graduation but soon became intrigued by the world of contemporary paper art. Jennifer wished to explore a medium that allowed her to work in a more sculptural, textile-based way.
Jennifer began her paper-cutting journey in 2016. She uses various sized X-acto knives to hand-cut delicate works that display movement, texture, and dimension. She combines several layers of cut paper to attain highly detailed three-dimensional works. Because of her love of nature, ongoing motifs in her art include foxes, ravens, dragons, and delicate lace-like structures.
Jennifer has been a Gallery Artist at HorseSpirit Arts Gallery since 2017. She became a member of the Guild of American Paper Cutters in 2020. Jennifer is also a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists.
When not creating art, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Tyrion and Loki-lou.
Jennifer has participated in exhibitions both nationally and across Maryland, including:
- The Baltimore School for the Arts Segal Gallery – Ongoing 2012-2014
- BWI Airport – Group show 2013
- Hotel Brexton – ongoing 2015-2016
- Vintage Vault and Gallery – Self-titled solo show 2016
- Howard County Center for the Arts:
- Art Howard County 2017- Juror’s choice winner
- Art Maryland 2018
- Art Howard County 2021- Third place winner
- Howard County Community College – Storybook solo show 2018
- Horse Spirit Arts Gallery – Ongoing new art since 2017. Shows include:
- Paper and Paint 2019
- Resurgence 2020
- Artful Gifts 2020
- New Art New Year 2021
- Coming Through Strong 2021
- Artful Gifts 2021
- Old Courthouse Art Center – Woodstock, Illinois:
- J and K Isacson Fantasy and Fiction show 2021
- Third place and Blue Ribbon Biafarin award
- Highfield Hall and Gardens – Falmouth, MA:
- Understory Papercutters Exhibit 2022
- Guild of American Papercutters since 2020
- Society of Animal Artists Signature Member since 2022