Madeleine Finley

b. 1991

Madeleine Finley received her BFA and MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has lived and worked in Washington D.C, Rome, Italy, and Chicago Illinois. Her work has been shown in Rome, Chicago, Washington D.C, and San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is currently a teaching instructor for After School Matters in Chicago.

“My work is about processing emotions, and creating surfaces for them to live. Grounding the paintings are recognizable figures, and motifs from architecture and landscapes. The initial sketch serves as a blueprint for the layers of concrete, graphite, and oil paint to harmonize into a surface reminiscent of a discarded city wall, made from concrete or brick,that’s been left and forgotten with only it’s marks left.”

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