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Madeline Peckenpaugh: Manicured Forms

Madeline Peckenpaugh: Manicured Forms

Lives and works in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Madeline Peckenpaugh's new paintings are depictions of metaphorical, pictorial, and abstracted landscapes. Inspired by her everyday experiences, memory, and her photographs, they engage with our understanding of space and how our surroundings affect us. Peckenpaugh's paintings are devoid of human depiction, but the sense that they once occupied the space is evident from the manipulation of manicured forms amongst the "wild", or abstract. Touch and texture play an important role in suggesting what impact humans made in the painting, and potentially what our current role as the viewer is. Peckenpaugh is interested in the border between the nature of real things and the nature of imagined things, allowing them to merge into another.

Issue n°03 Madeline PeckenpaughBirdsong22- oil on canvas, 54h x 66w inches, 2021

Issue n°03 Madeline PeckenpaughWinterlight2-oil on canvas, 64h x 51w inches, 2021

Issue n°03 Madeline PeckenpaughTheVisitor- oil on canvas, 64h x 52w inches, 2021

Issue n°03 Madeline PeckenpaughMoonscape with structures- oil and acrylic on canvas, 77 X 60 inches, 2021

Issue n°03 Madeline PeckenpaughBalance of Time..- oil on canvas, 54h x 64w inches, 2021

Issue n°03 Madeline PeckenpaughNightWatch- Oil and acrylic on canvas, 67 x 53.5 inches, 2021

Artist Biography

Madeline Peckenpaugh (b. 1991, Milwaukee) lives and works in Milwaukee, WI. Peckenpaugh received her BFA and Certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2015, and earned her MFA in painting at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2020. She has work in the permanent collection of the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, PA, Brown University, R.I, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA. She received the Patan Museum Artist Residency in Nepal in 2016. Peckenpaugh had a solo show with 1969 Gallery's Online Viewing Room in June 2021, and her recent group exhibitions include 20/20: RISD MFA Exhibition, 1969 Gallery, New York, and Oh to be a Painting, Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston. Her work is held in many private collections internationally, including London, Taiwan, and Dubai.