kudulah

Awesome Critter Artwork For Everyone!

New York, United States · 1122 Sales

kudulah

Awesome Critter Artwork For Everyone!

New York, United States 1122 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(236)

Announcement   Welcome, Welcome! I hope my critters bring a smile to your face and find a spot in your home. Here at kudu-lah, we believe in affordable, fun art. All of the artwork is hand-made in our Tennesse based studio. So, take off your shoes and browse awhile...


All images copyright kudu-lah 2007

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 6, 2016

Welcome, Welcome! I hope my critters bring a smile to your face and find a spot in your home. Here at kudu-lah, we believe in affordable, fun art. All of the artwork is hand-made in our Tennesse based studio. So, take off your shoes and browse awhile...


All images copyright kudu-lah 2007

kudu-lah critters

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kudu-lah critters

bear-bear (Mason Jar Critter Art)
US$16.00
Squppy (Mason Jar Critter Art)
US$16.00
Space Race (36x24 Critter Art)
US$280.00
Chicago Line (8x8 Critter Art)
US$45.00
Tentacle Attack (unisex)
US$45.00
Gone with the Critter (8x8 Critter Art)
US$45.00
Critters and Daisies (8x8 Critter Art)
US$45.00
Empire State (14x8 Critter Art)
US$60.00
We Were Here (18x18 Critter Art)
US$140.00
Dumbo (18x18 Critter Art)
US$140.00
Brah-Scream (8x14 Critter Art)
US$65.00
Beware of Slub (14x8 Critter Art)
US$60.00
Chicago is Awesome (8x8 Critter Art)
US$45.00
Coney Island (14x8 Critter Art)
US$60.00
Backyard (8x8 Critter Art)
US$45.00
Albee Runnin' for the Train (14x8 Critter Art)
US$60.00
Hip Hop (Mason Jar Critter Art)
US$16.00
Cat-o-Pus (Mason Jar Critter Art)
US$16.00
Maverick Snail (Mason Jar Critter Art)
US$16.00
Brooklyn (18x18 Critter Art)
US$140.00
Moxie (Mason Jar Critter Art)
US$16.00
Shark Jr (Mason Jar Critter Art)
US$16.00
Nerdy Worm (Mason Jar Critter Art)
US$16.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(236)
Brooke Lucido

Brooke Lucido on Jul 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

My boyfriend just received Moxie and Squppy. He absolutely loves them. He says "they are so rad" so I know it's a win! Fast shipping ! Thanks so much :)

Kristen Drury

Kristen Drury on Feb 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I have all of them now. So psyched.

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About

Our only requirement is a sense of humor... with a dash of whimsy!

Kenneth James Kudulis Jr., aka kudu-lah, has been creating artwork since the age of 4. His first piece, currently hanging in his parent's kitchen, is of two grey mice that were created from his thumbprints. Kenny was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama and spent most of his time fishing the Gulf Coast. He initially pursued a degree in Drama from the University of South Alabama, where he met Jenifer. He quickly realized that he was a horrible actor and switched gears and started painting the scenery for the theatre department. "I really had no training, just an insane desire to swirl paint around.” After graduating from college, he was hired by the world-renowned Santa Fe Opera as a Touch Up Scenic. "I learned lots about color and scale. I was just happy to be getting paid to paint, honestly. I was shocked I even got hired." From the contacts he made in Santa Fe, he landed a paid student/internship with the prestigious Juilliard School (2004-2005 Season) in New York. After completing the internship, he freelanced as an Off-Broadway scenic artist for countless theaters. Meanwhile, Jenifer was pursuing a career as an actor and Kenny spent his time painting during his free time. "I’d put down my paint bush, leave work, go home and then pick up another paint brush to do my own work. I was trying to figure out what I wanted to create." About three years later in 2007, Kenny sold his first critter painting and kudu-lah was born. He took to the streets of New York City and starting selling his artwork directly to people. "For the first two years, I spent more time in Union Square Park selling my art than I did in my insanely small, basement apartment." All of his critters were drawn after the people he saw riding the subway to and from the scenic jobs. "Come 3AM, everyone starts to look like a critter.” Kenny decided that juxtaposing his characters into real photographs "just made sense". "New York City is such a cartoony kind of place. The critters represent all of us trying to figure out this weird, wonderful world." With his "street years" behind him, Kenny and his wife Jenifer travel the United States to participate in Fine Art Shows. "If it wasn't for Jenifer helping me get organized and focused, kudu-lah would have never grown off the streets. Jen is totally the brains behind the operation." Since 2007, Kenny and Jenifer have sold his critters to tens of thousands of people all over the world. “There’s really no age requirement, just a sense of humor and a little whimsy. We sell to kids as old as 65.” Kenny’s favorite thing is “when a child comes to the booth and buys a piece of art. I mean, they could have bought ice cream but they chose art. That's an amazing compliment." Kenny currently lives in Chattanooga with his wife, Jenifer and their amazing French Bulldog, Pixel.

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    kudu-lah, established in 2007, is a husband and wife duo originally based in Brooklyn. Harnessing the power of AWESOME, Kenny and Jenifer Kudulis, bring you kudu-lah critters, monster-like characters inspired by folks seen traveling the NYC subways.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2014
Hey Thanks for checking out kudu-lah. We are here for all your critter loving needs. Hope we made you smile on your journey through are pages here at Etsy.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
PayPal or all major credit cards.. whatever is easier for ya ;)
Shipping
I will do my best to get your order out no later than three business days after payment. All orders are shipped US Postal Service via Priority with delivery confirmation unless otherwise requested.

International: Global Priority
Refunds and Exchanges
Here at kudu-lah we strive for quality. If you are absolutely not in love with your critter, we will accept a return for a store credit or an exchange. Prior to returning, please convo us to let us know. Customer pays shipping to return item; kudu-lah will pay shipping on replacement once package is received.
Additional policies and FAQs
I will totally create special and custom items. Just convo me and we can discuss all details!!

All images and content copyright kudu-lah 2014