A founding member of the influential Ant Farm Art Collective, Hudson Marquez is one of the fathers of modern social action art, installation art, and video art. At Ant Farm, Marquez was the driving force behind the iconic Cadillac Ranch earthwork in Amarillo, Texas. He was also instrumental in Ant Farm’s public performances, museum exhibitions, inflatable structures, architectural commissions, illustration work, and videos.
Mr. Marquez left the collective to co-found TVTV, the seminal “guerilla television” group considered to be a groundbreaking pioneer of non-fiction independent television production. TVTV was the recipient of many accolades, including the prestigious Columbia Dupont Award for excellence in television journalism. As a member of TVTV, Mr. Marquez was voted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
Mr. Marquez currently concentrates on his colorful paintings and drawings, tender, critical, and hilarious by turn, which draw on his cultural background in the deep South of the postwar era and his continuing preoccupation with American visual culture.
More artwork available on request.