Caren Helene Rudman has been an artist and curator for over 30 years. She exhibits locally in Chicago and Nationally since 1992, after receiving her MA from NYU/ ICP a prestigious 56 credit program affiliated with the International Center of Photography. Since 2010, she has curated a biennial exhibition, Voices and Visions; Standing on the Bridge Between Health and Disease, at The Art Center Highland Park. In 2017, Caren was appointed as The Art Center Highland Park’s Staff Curator, providing conceptual and strategic leadership for exhibitions in TAC’s galleries and public outreach. Her artistic and curatorial goals provide thought provoking work with an emphasis on the power of art to heal, to communicate on a deeper level, and to build meaningful connections broadening community.
Throughout my career I have tended towards creating series; from “The Days of Quarantine Series” that began as we launched into isolation and continued everyday for 425 days, to Redefining Beauty Series, where I collaborate with women who have endured issues surrounding cancer. Often using cut up photographs, mixed media, and paint to blur the lines between mind and body, the common thread of all of my work explores how energy comes through within the process of making art.