B. United States, 1991
B. United States 1991
Madeleine Bialke’s ethereal landscapes emit a dreamlike quality, blanketed in luminescent colours that appear to glow beyond the canvas upon which they are painted. Focussing on the supple rounded forms of trees and flora, Bialke’s nature is anthropomorphised, tree limbs and softly curved plants appear analogous with the figures and animals littered sparsely amongst the picture plane. Within her practice, Bialke uses colour to generate and indicate emotion. Less interested in the accurate hues of a landscape, her colouring favours a silken palette of iridescent and hazy shades.
Bialke was born in 1991 in New York. In 2013, she received her BFA in Studio Art from the Plattsburgh State University of New York and gained an MFA in Painting at Boston University, Massachusetts, in 2016. She was the Artist-in-Residence at North Western Oklahoma State University in 2018 and was awarded the John Walker MFA Painting and Sculpture Award in 2016. She has had solo exhibitions internationally, mostly recently Death Motel, Newchild Gallery, Antwerp in 2022; Nine Lives, Steve Turner, Los Angeles in 2022; Long Summer, Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London in 2021; Mothers & Daughters, Visions West Contemporary, Denver in 2020. Her work is included in the collection of Beth Rudin DeWoody and Fundacion MEDIANOCHE0. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
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