Holland Houdek


Her work focuses on medical implants, the body, and embodied experience. She has exhibited her work throughout the United States and internationally in China, Taiwan, Germany, Spain, Lithuania, Canada, Mexico, and Morocco. Her work can be seen in an upcoming group exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) in NYC, Metalsmith Magazine's "Exhibition in Print 2017," two Lark Books' 500 Series, Susan Ramlijeck's On Body and Soul: Contemporary Armor to Amulets, SNAG's A Body Adorned, Contemporary Jewelry in China, CAST, and elsewhere.

Holland is the recipient of the Janet Indick Sculpture Award and Material Hard & Soft's Ray & Georgia Gough Grand Juror Award. She was also a 2016 Niche Awards Winner and a 2015 Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition Finalist, and she holds numerous Best in Show and other awards of merit. She is a former John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry resident, and was the 2014-2015 Visiting Artist-in-Residence at the University of Iowa. Working closely with the medical industry through her five Implants Series, Holland has formed professional partnerships with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, MedWish International, Cleveland Clinic, and others. She took her M.F.A. from Syracuse University in 2012, and her B.F.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 2009.

To see Holland's full portfolio, please visit her personal website.