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Vanessa Madrid

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20120801181655-slidea
Slide, 2012 Vinyl, Wood, Foam 45x15x2.5"
20120703163657-ds1a
DS1, 2012 Vinyl, Wood, Foam 22x22x3"
20120703163802-ds2a
DS2, 2012 Vinyl, Wood, Foam 21x33x3"
20120703163146-family
Family Dynamic, 2009-2012 Vinyl, Wood, Foam Variable, 80x60" As Shown © Vanessa Madrid
20120703163419-dundercluster
Dunder Cluster, 2012 Vinyl, Wood, Foam Variable, 84x60x4" As Shown
20120223161358-silvereye2small
Silver Eye, 2012 Vinyl, Wood, Foam
20110721214925-img_2094
Uncle Dunder, 2011 Vinyl, Wood, Foam 36x24x11" © Vanessa Madrid
20110719163446-dunder
Dunder, 2009 Vinyl, Wood, Foam 34x29x3" © Vanessa Madrid
20110719163158-dunder
Son of Dunder, 2010 Vinyl, Wood, Foam 14x12x2" © Vanessa Madrid
20120223161206-puccismall
Pucci, 2012 Vinyl, Wood, Foam
20111119224109-webpfunkn
PFunkin', 2011 Vinyl, Wood, Foam 43x73x4" © Vanessa Madrid
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Greenie, 2010 Vinyl, Wood, Foam 32x34x3" © Vanessa Madrid
20110719123741-io
I.O. (internal organ), 2009 Vinyl, Wood, Foam 22x24x3" © Vanessa Madrid
20110719124122-chickarmbig
Chicken Arm, 2010 Vinyl, Wood, Foam 44x33x2" © Vanessa Madrid
20110721091828-4twogoos
Two Goos, 2010 Vinyl, Wood, Foam 9.5x17x1.5" © Vanessa Madrid
20120703162924-do
Do, 2007/2009 Vinyl, Wood, Foam 54x44x4" © Vanessa Madrid
20110721093000-9monster
Monster, 2006 Vinyl, Wood, Foam 72x60x4" © Vanessa Madrid
20110721092439-beaut
Beaut, 2006 Vinyl, Wood, Foam 10x32x2" © Vanessa Madrid
20130822233834-vmadrid
Baby Dunder, 2013 Vinyl Sculpture 10.5" X 12" © courtesy of the artist
20181227185900-vanessamadridorangeorb
Glowing Orb, 2016 Oil On Burlap 26x23 Inches © Vanessa Madrid
20181227185910-vanessamadridinnerrainbow
Inner Rainbow, 2016 Oil On Burlap 26x24 Inches © Vanessa Madrid
20181227185916-vmadrid1
Inner Rainbow: Cave, 2018 Acrylic On Canvas 30x40 Inches © Vanessa Madrid
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Death Star: Infinity Cycle, 2016 Oil On Burlap 14x16 Inches © Vanessa Madrid
20181227190022-vanessamadriddeathstar5
Death Star 5, 2012 Vinyl, Foam, Wood 34x60x4 Inches © Vanessa Madrid
Quick Facts
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
painting, sculpture, printmaking
Schools
Claremont Colleges, 2004, MFA
San Diego State University, 1995, BA Applied Design
Tags
vinyl, pop, modern, sculpture
Bio and Statement

I was born in Los Angeles in the 70s, raised in the surf and sand of Santa Monica Bay. I studied Textiles and Metalsmithing at San Diego State University, Installation and Painting at Santa Monica College, and Sculpture and Installation at Claremont Graduate University. Currently I am an Assistant Professor of Art at Compton College with an art studio at Angels Gate Cultural Center in San Pedro. 

My work centers around three general themes: transformation, absence, and the body. Living near the ocean has attuned me to the changing rhythm of the tide, sands, and winds. I attempt to capture this state of flux and shifting of environmental elements in my work as a metaphor for shifting of emotional and physical states. Abstraction is a necessity to depict these transitional states. I'm interested in boundaries and skin, inside/outside, becoming/unbecoming. Sculptures are made from vinyl stretched over foam and wood. Paintings are either oil or acrylic on canvas or burlap.