Anthony Cudahy is a painter in Brooklyn, NY. In 2021, he presented a solo exhibition, Burn Across the Breeze, at 1969 Gallery (NY, NY) and a 2-person show at Deli Gallery (Brooklyn, NY). He has upcoming solo shows at Semiose Gallery (Paris) and Hales (NY, NY). He has been in group shows at Half Gallery, Mamoth Contemporary, Kapp Kapp Philadelphia, Perrotin New York, James Fuentes, among others. His work has also been featured and reviewed in publications including Artforum, W Mag Korea, Brooklyn Rail, and GAYLETTER.
Divided Ophrys Apifera
(with figure from Kenny Gardner archive)
Oil on canvas diptych
152 x 244 cm / 60 x 96 in (overall)
My paintings begin in other images, and in the process of collecting and considering them. I pull from the incidental and personal to the historic and archival. The initial drawings made from preparatory collages mutate as I revise and change the scene, sometimes drastically during the painting process, continuing a complex knotting of information that began in the collection stage. I persistently walk the tightrope between the materiality of paint and a fidelity to representation. These competing concerns aim to reach a third place, one a bit stranger than if either had complete control.
(Janus ears and dog)
Colored pencil on paper
196 x 107 cm / 77 x 42 in
Oil on canvas
102 x 76 cm / 40 x 30 in
This spring, the Hunter College MFA Program in Studio Art will graduate 26 artists who completed their degree over the challenging months of the COVID-19 pandemic. These talented MFA Thesis Candidates are exhibiting their work in six group exhibitions at 205 Hudson, in addition to this online spotlight hosted by Hauser & Wirth. At time when the public audience for in-person exhibitions has been limited by the pandemic, we are excited to provide this digital platform to the emerging artists from Hunter College’s MFA Program in Studio Art.
Images: Portrait of Anthony Cudahy. Photo: Jordan Weitzman; Anthony Cudahy, Divided Ophrys Apifera (with figure from Kenny Gardner archive), 2020. Photo: Anthony Cudahy, Studio images. Photo: Anthony Cudahy; Anthony Cudahy, Doorway (Janus ears and dog), 2021. Photo: Emma Chang; Anthony Cudahy, Waiting, 2020. Photo: Emma Chang