Irene Mudd is a Louisville, Kentucky native and earned her BFA in Painting and Fiber Art from the Hite Art Institute in 2017. Mudd’s work explores issues of erasure in women’s histories and the intersections of myth, documentations of history, and storytelling in women’s lives. The underlying theme of creation as a form of magical power drives much of the narratives present in Mudd’s work, and the relationship between women and fiber work is a strong influence as well. Having grown up surrounded by the rich history of Kentuckian craft, the traditional fiber techniques she employs in her work makes reference to both her personal history as well as the historical relationship between women and textiles, but situates this history in a contemporary context. Her spectrum of influence includes illustrators such as Amy Cutler and Marcel Dzama, painter Hilma af Klint, and fiber artist Cat Mazza. Mudd currently lives and works in Louisville.