Located in the Warren Library at Palm Beach Atlantic University, this exhibition space was made possible by a generous gift from Tauni de Lessep’s Alpha Omega Charitable Foundation Inc. Tauni de Lesseps, who passed away in 2001, was a well-known international artist and was an active resident here in Palm Beach.
I’m an installation artist and designer who collaborates with institutions, researchers, and artists. Fragmented interiors are packed with topsy-turvy patterns and whimsical colors that allure the viewer to linger long enough to unweave the context folded within. Motifs circle and frame the research of another; sometimes it is data collected by scientists or amateur researchers, and other times it is unseen artwork stowed away in a museum’s permanent collection.
My work functions as playful, inviting, and informative and is fundamentally linked to visual communication. As an amateur researcher, I have the freedom to present knowledge unconventionally. Imagery of roadkill deer composted into useable soil is translated into a printed and flocked fabric in a color red that is reminiscent of French Toile De Jouy pattern. As an artist, I’m not limited to working within one discipline. I mash-up textile science, fashion history, digital fabrication, and graphic design to bring texture and depth to a narrative.
Madison Creech was the 2018-19 Fountainhead Fellow in the Department of Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. She holds an MFA in fibers from Arizona State University and a BFA and BS in textile, merchandising, and fashion design from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has served as faculty associate at Arizona State University, instructing surface design and served as the 2016-18 Brown Visiting Teacher-Scholar at Stetson University teaching digital art and textile art courses.
Creech has held residencies at Metro Community College Prototype Lab in Omaha, Nebraska, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in Texas, and Techshop in Chandler, Arizona. Her work has been widely exhibited across the country, and she has been the recipient of several distinguished awards, including the Juror's Award from the Surface Design Association's Explorations exhibition, the Rudy Turk Award for History in American Craft from ASU, and the Mary Beason Bishop and Francis Sumner Merit Scholarship from the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. She is currently a co-director of Fresh As Fruit Gallery in DeLand.
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