T. Marie Dudman is a transdisciplinary artist and an assistant professor in the animation program at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her recent works Slave Ship and Water Lilies extend her long-term interest in the intersection of film, painting, and animation.
A “time-based pixel painting” is a moving digital painting created through a unique process Dudman developed that works with the intrinsic properties of a pixel. She aims to further the process by incorporating video and elements of sound, thereby creating a hybrid form of observational documentary and time-based pixel painting. While a fellow at Radcliffe, Dudman is completing the final work in a trilogy of time-based pixel paintings that already include works inspired by J.M.W. Turner’s painting The Slave Ship and Claude Monet’s panoramic Nymphéas paintings. The final work in this trilogy is a remaking, through a feminist lens, of Édouard Manet’s scandalous 1863 painting Olympia.
Dudman exhibits under the name T. Marie. She received her BFA in film, animation, and video at the Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA in film and video at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. Her works have been screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the New York Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and Yebisu International Festival of Art & Alternative Visions, among others. In 2007, Dudman was selected as “best new young artist in the US” by the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Arts.