Talia J Dudley: Building Materials


My work focuses on the architecture of the unconscious and subconscious mind. Exploring different techniques such as long gestural strokes juxtaposed with bold mark-making helps me to create a disoriented mindscape. I layer my materials light and heavy to block out whole areas that construct an unfocused state. The mind intrigues me because things are often hidden from us. How are we affected? How does the human brain process emotion and trauma? What is revealed when we evaluate the unseen aspect of our true selves? Sometimes the memories can be easily accessed, yet experience creates layers, scars create marks, and we are tangled in our emotion. What is hidden from the subconscious? I explore this process while pushing and pulling my way through the architecture of my mind.

Talia J Dudley was born in Long Beach, CA in 1988. Moving to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona, she majored in studio art, focusing on drawing and painting. In December of 2010, she graduated with a BA in studio art and a minor in art history. Since graduating, Talia spent 10 years in Henderson, NV, and now resides in Mesa, AZ where she continues her career as a full-time studio artist. Talia has exhibited in Tucson, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Mesa, and Chandler.


On exhibit at Centennial Hills Library from April 4 through June 20, 2023

Reception on April 4 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Monday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM