Madeline Rupard is an MFA candidate at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York and received her BFA in Studio Art at BYU in Provo, Utah.
Madeline grew up in suburban DC and has recently spent years in Western America and Eastern Europe. Influenced by her varying surroundings, her work is preoccupied with character and setting and attempts to extract the emotional content of narrative without explicitly defining what that narrative is. In her paintings and drawings, she is aggressively exploring the concept of “objective correlative”--that objects or figures can evoke specific but not pre-determined emotions in the viewer. She selects images and overlays them, curious as to the results the combination may produce. Through the slow, meticulous build-up of a world, she is looking for potential connections between the violent and peaceful, the old world and the new, the miraculous and the mundane.
WORK OF EXPERIENCE
March - May 2017 - Exhibited in and Organized "The Great Good Place," Group Show, Alice Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah. Review at 15 Bytes, Utah's Art Magazine.
Fall 2016 - Painting "Saturday Morning" published in Fall issue of Exponent II Magazine
August 2016 - Exhibited painting "Me and You" for NASAD Accreditation Show at 303 Gallery, BYU
February 2016 - Residency - Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
January 2016 - Painting “Salad Bar I” and drawing “Conflicts of Interest" published in Inscape: A Journal of Literature and Art, Fall 2015
December 2015 - Exhibited “Flatlands” solo final BFA exhibition, B. F. Larsen Gallery, BYU
September 2015 - Recipient of “Oscarson Discovery Grant” from College of Fine Arts, BYU
July 2015 - Exhibited drawing “Conflicts of Interest II” in “Get it Together” group show, Gallery Gallery 670 N 800 E Provo, Utah
May 2015 - Exhibited diptych “Conquistador” in group show “Horrorshow: Fear and the Abject” at Gallery Gallery, 670 N 800 E Provo, Utah
April 2015 - Exhibited animation in group show “The Soft Arts present Hot and Ready: The Cult of Pizza” in 286 Gallery, Provo, Utah
April 2015 - Exhibited 5 paintings in “Open Studio” Exhibition, Jesse Knight Building, BYU
February 2015 - Exhibited painting “A Sneeze” in 286 Gallery, Provo, Utah
November 2014 - Exhibited Installation “Saturday” in show “Running Parallel” 303 Gallery, BYU
November 2014 - Exhibited 4 paintings and sketchbooks in “Open Studio” Exhibition, Jesse Knight Building, BYU
Fall 2012 - Participated in Stockhausen performance as painter with BYU Department of Music
Fall 2012 - Exhibited 5 paintings and numerous drawings and sketches in self-curated show, Gallery 468, Provo, Utah