Jacqueline Rieder Hud began her formal art education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and culminated with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree in Painting and Drawing at California State University, Long Beach in 1981. Her resume includes numerous invitational shows presented nationally and in Europe, with gallery solo shows throughout the West, and in New York and Los Angeles. The film “Painting the Wild”, Streetlight Cinema L.A., was featured at Big Sky Film Festival in Missoula in 2007. It documents Jacqueline’s creative process as painterly images walk out from dreams and fuse with animal energies which surround her on The Blue Mountain Ranch outside of Bozeman where she has lived with her husband John Hud for twenty years.
Jacqueline’s study of the work of depth psychologist Carl Gustav Jung over her adult lifetime has led to the publication of her Art & Dream Book, “Laundry for Strangers: Creativity, Sexuality and Fury” in 2015. In the words of her publisher, “It is only when we have a direct relationship with our creative instinct that we can birth the opus of our own making: Individuation. This artist gives us a firsthand account of her direct experience of the encounter with the Self.” Etan Boritzer, Veronica Lane Books.
Elmar Biebl, German Journalist, Hollywood Foreign Press reviews “Laundry for Strangers”: “My first response was Anselm Kiefer. The same deep-rooted spirituality displayed in uncompromising recklessness. This level of freedom of expression, unhampered by external critique, is a rarity in our culture. The maturity she has reached as an Expressionist painter is a triumph. Hers is a lonely pursuit, requiring courage, but this multi-layered way of being is a cathartic, healing process.”