Meg Madison

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What we talk about when we talk about love, Rightsizing Narrative 2010 Photograph 20" X 45" © ©
Later the same day, Rightsizing Narrative 2010 Bw Fiber Lightjet Print 20" X 45" © ©
The mark on the wall, Rightsizing Narrative 2010 Bw Fiber Lightjet Print 20" X 45" © ©
A good man is hard to find, Rightsizing Narrative 2010 Bw Fiber Lightjet Print 20" X 45" © ©
Where are you going, where have you been?, Rightsizing Narrative 2010 Bw Fiber Lightjet Print 20" X 45" © ©
What you pawn I will redeem, Rightsizing Narrative 2010 Bw Fiber Lightjet Print 20" X 45" © ©
Letter to Mother, March 1, 2007/2010 Photograph Varies ©
Letter to Mother, March 13, 2007/2010 Photograph Varies ©
Letter to Mother, March 18, 2007/2010 Photograph Varies ©
Letter to Mother, March 19, 2007/2010 Photograph Varies ©
Letter to Mother, March 23, 2007/2010 Photograph Varies ©
Letters to Mother, March 1, 17, 7 13, 2007/2010 Photograph 38" X 44" ©
Letters to Mother, March 3 19, 15, 21, , 2007/2010 Photograph 38" X 44" ©
Letters to Mother, March 8, 9, 23, 20, 2007/2010 Photograph 38" X 44" ©
Assemble , August 14, 2010 Digital Photographs, Plexiglas, Monofilament © Dori Atlantis
Claw with Trees, from 12.26 Series, 2007 Chromegenic Print 12" X 12", 20" X 20" © ©
Reflections Multi Media Rusted Fiber/ Paint © yes
Hurricane Fence Photography
Stream of Life Photography Sewn On Paper 8x10
Stream of Life Photography Sewn On Paper 8x10
Stream of Life Photography Sewn On Paper 8x10
Dreams of Noah: Theatre, Joshua Tree, 2012 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Linen Thread, 11” X 14” © Meg Madison
Quick Facts
New York City
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles & New York
Representing galleries
non-profit traditional, photography, digital, conceptual

Through both photographic and narrative fragmentation, artist Meg Madison exposes the difficulty in identifying and differentiating between the factual and the fictional, questioning our definitions of both. Through black and white photos developed in the darkroom-diptychs made up of a documentary photo and a composed tableau, Madison elicits imagined relationships between the two and narratives that viewers can interpret in them.




2010           RIGHTSIZING NARRATIVE Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, March – April 2010

2007            12.26 Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, Jan 2007

2005            Surface Streets, Kristi Engle Gallery, Los Angeles, June/August 2005

2004             STILL LIVE, Bickett Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina, November 2004

2002            MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs’ Canoga Park Youth Art Ctr Gallery, LA

1997            (CHILDHOOD) OBSERVED, Onject Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


2006    Zoom! Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Anchorage Museum of History & Art, Alaska, 2006  - 2007  Installation:  Surface Streets

2005   Drive Time Exhibit, Wignall Museum Gallery, Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

2005    Installation:  Surface Streets


2011    REBUS ECO, Umbria, Italy, July 2011

SEE THRU, USC Feb 2010

2010    SEE THRU & Catalog Release, LAAA, ICON LA, Nov 13 - Dec 17 201

WEST HOLLLYWOOD 25th Anniversary Show ,Curated Howard Fox, WEHO@25 Temp Gallery,West Hollywood Nov 2010

GroupSC2009, Autumn Lights, Los Angeles, October 2010

SEE THRU, An Investigation of Photography, Perception & Brain Science, Los Angeles Art Association, Gallery 825, Los Angele August 2010

3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Sylvia White Gallery, Ventura, CA August 2010

SUMMER MIX,, LACMA PAC, Creative Photography Workshop, Los Angeles August 2010

BLUE PLANET, Juried Kim Abbles, SOMARTS, San Francisco, July 2010

MEMORY'S TOUCH, John Spoor Broome Library Gallery, California State Univeristy, Channel Islands, CA June 2010

GroupSC2009, Gallery Skart, Santa Monica, April 2010

REBUS RECONSTRUCTURING, Center for the Art in Eagle Rock Feb 2010

From the Center: Now! Woman Made Gallery, Chicago Jan- Feb 2010

GroupLA2009, Los Angeles Art Show 2010

Group Show 33, Humble Arts Foundation, NY,, Winter 2010

2009    I SPY, A& I Photographic, December 2009

New & Improved II LACDA Los Angeles October 2009

REBUS Amelia Museum of Archeology, Amelia Italy July-August 2009

GroupLA2008 Gallery Skart, Santa Monica, April May 2009

Sustainability, Woodbury University Hollywood Exhibitions, March 2009

2008   Novella, Gallery 825, Los Angeles Art Association, September 2008

Thirteen: Photographers from Southern California, Cuesta College Art Gallery, CA March

New and Improved, LACDA, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, June 2008

Here & Now, Brand 37 Works on Paper, Juried Kim Abbles, October 2008

Christmas Show, Project Room, Stephen Cohen Gallery,  Dec 2008

2007   The Art of Photography Show 2007. Award Winner, Juried by Tim Wride, San Diego

Forever Lost? . Long View Gallery, Collectors Gallery, Raleigh, North Carolina, February 07

Women’s Work is Never Done, Fullerton College Art Gallery, January 2007

2006   That Show, Gallery Revisited, Los Angeles Dec 2006

TREE, Farmani Gallery, Los Angeles September

Chain Letter, High Energy Constructs, Chinatown LA,

Art World Poker I-5 Gallery at The Brewery Los Angeles

BIANNUAL Curated by Jeremy Strick, LAAA South/Napoliollo Gallery, Hermosa Beach

Venice Art Walk & Auctions, Focus on Photography, 2006 Venice CA

Photo Exhibition: Techniques From 1860 to 2006, First Place, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach CA

FOH Exhibit for Photo LA/Lucie Award Reception, Ocean Front Gallery, Venice CA

2005   "Installed" directed by Barbara T. Smith, LAAA / Gallery 825, La Cienega, Los Angeles CA,            
Ritual 1: Birthday” installation of Photographs, mixed media, and discarded objects.

Petite Works LAAA/ G825 Bergamont Station, Santa Monica, December

F Stops Here, Juried by Amanda Doenitz, Gallery 825 Los Angeles, CA

Create Fixate, 2nd Annual Photography Show, Los Angeles, CA July 2005,

Teen Parents, Project Show, Julia Dean Workshops Gallery, Venice CA

Innocence Lost, Juried by Eleana Del Rio, Gallery 825, La Cienega, Los Angeles,

Girl at Eleven, One Foot After Another, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland Oregon

2004   F Stops Here, Juried by Tim Wride, Gallery 825 Los Angeles, CA  2004, Driving in Los Angeles,Nine Pictures from Car Polaroid Series

Visual Vernacular, Juried by Noel Korten, Gallery 825 Los Angeles, CA  2004

Intl Fine Art Photography, Ctr. for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins MOCA, Colorado, 2004, 3rd  Place

White Plains, Gallery 825 LA, CA April 2004,

Between One and Ten, Juried by Jack Rutberg, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA Feb 2004

1999   The Phillips Mill Photographic Exhibition, New Hope, PA1999,

1998   Still Life Exhibition, Photography Collective, Los Angeles, 1998

New Photography 1998, Millard Sheets Gallery, Los Angeles County Fair, First, and (4) HM

1997    New Photography 1997, Millard Sheets Gallery, Los Angeles County Fair, Honorable Mention

1995    Spring Street Gallery Group Show August 1995,  “P.L.A.N. Photography Los Angeles Now with LACMA at the Unity Art Center July 1995

1994    Photo Consortium Group Show, Random Gallery, May 1994

1987    SFSU Film Screening Spring 1987  “Not a Through Street”  16mm


2010   Curious Camera Pinhole & Plastic, 2nd Annual Competition, 3rd Place Winner

2008   Transformation Participating Spaces, FotoFest, Selected

2007   Women In Photography International 2007 Competition, Honorable Mention

The Art of Photography Show 2007, Award Winner, Lyceum Theatre Gallery, San Diego,

2006   Women In Photography Turning Silver, 2006, Honorable Mention

Photo Exhibition: Techniques From 1860 to 2006, FIRST PLACE, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach

2005   IPA Awards 2005, Fine Art- Honorable Mention, People-Honorable Mention, for series “Old Streets’ Shanghai

LACMA – Art Here And Now, Surface Streets, 2005/2006

“Top 40” LACDA International Juried Competition Winners Show, LA Center for Digital Art,

ARTSEEN, Emerging Artists Award,  James Elaine: UCLA Hammer, Howard Fox: LACMA, jurors,  LA

Decisive Moments, Women In Photography Intl., 2005, Third Place; Honorable Mention,

2004   Virtual Visual, Women In Photography Intl., 2004 Honorable Mention

Intl Fine Art Photography, Ctr. for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins MOCA, Colorado, 3rd Place

Alternative Photography Competition, Julia Dean Workshops, Venice, CA 2nd  Place

1998   New Photography 1998, Los Angeles County Fair, First, and (4) Honorable Mention

1997   New Photography 1997, Los Angeles County Fair, Honorable Mention


2009   I SPY, A& I Photographic Publishing December 2009

2008   Meg Madison, Nine Thousand Ninety, Hand Sewn Booklet Edition of 20, Photos of Hands administering chemotherapy and radiation, 2008

2007    Hayden’s Ferry Review, 12.26 pictures, No. 41 2007 p 70. 71. 72

12.26 Catalogue, 20 pages, 7.5" x 7.5" Essay by Holly Myers, Kristi Engle Gallery 2007

2006    Anchorage Museum of History and Art, ZOOM! Planes, Trains & Automobiles 2006, Children’s Spiral Bound Catalog Book

2005   Meg Madison,12.26 Photographs of discarded Christmas tree in hand sewn binding by artist Charlene Matthews. Limited Edition of 20. December 2005

FLM magazine, Spring 2005, Kelly Makes a Movie” cover photo

1994   The Photo Review (Photography Publication) Summer 1995, “Claire at 7” 1994


2010    BW Gallerist, Meg Madison at Kristi Engle Gallery,

Tim B. Wride, The Curatorial Eye, Estate Sales, March 18, 2010

2007   Louis St. Lewis. The Spiritual Side of Art, Metro Magazine, North Carolina, April 2007

Jacquelyn Davis, “Meg Madison”, ArtUS May 2007, Page 27

Kim Beil, “Meg Madison at Kristi Engle Gallery”, Artweek. Volume 38. Issue 2. March 2007, Pg 18

Holly Meyer, 12.26 Exhibition Catalog Essay, Kristi Engle Gallery, February 2007

Bill Lasarow, ”Continuing and Recommended”, ArtsScene, California. February 2007

2005  Holly Myers, “Lie Down, Roll Over, But Never Beg, The Everyday Car Show”, Los Angeles Times, July 1, 2005

Elenore Welles, “July Preview- Meg Madison, Surface Streets”, Artscene, Cal July 2005, at Kristi Engle Gallery


2010   Curatorial: groupSC2009 ,  Gallery Skart, MOPLA: Month of Photography LA April 2010, Curator of group show featuring groupSC2009 photographers: Aline Smithson, Andrew Ty Lee, Attasalina Dews, Cindy Benat, Dave Healy, Donald Loza, First Shots Fired, Gina Genus,
Helen K. Garber, Jonas Jungblut, Jonde Northcutt, Kiet Thai, Kyohi Becker, Lillian Elaine Wilson, Lisa Folio, Nancy Baron, Nick Capaci, Rae Threat, Rex Bruce,

Stuart Rappaport

2006   Curatorial: photodisruption,  Kristi Engle Gallery, July 15 to August 26 2006, Curator of group show featuring seven artists using photography as material. Suzanne Adelman, Danielle B. Ashton, Mimi Drop, Alyssa Gorlick, Lesley Krane, Rosalyn Myles, and Kyungmi Shin

2005 Photography: NOW!, Artspeak G825 November 2005, Panel discussion about collecting, producing, and appreciating photography with local Los Angeles writer, photography gallery  director, and photographers.

2003 “Teen Parents” photo essay/book project with visiting nurse/writer Blandine Hendelman on teen parents visits in South Central Los Angeles and other Southern California cities. Supporting change with photography in the lives of Los Angeles under served teen parents. 2003/2006

1994   Metro Mural Project Barnsdall Art Park with Stuart Vaughn, Barnsdall, Los Angeles, March 1995. The opening exhibited 25 B&W prints by M Madison “Los Angeles Children Making Tiles” 1994 -1995


2005   Surface Streets, 2005, cell phone videos of driving in Los Angeles. Edited with Stuart Robertson.

1986   Leaving 1986, A woman’s journey leaving as she examines her relationship with sentimental objects that  arouse memory. 16mm short

1987   Not a Through Street 1987, Two women discuss relationships and sex while driving.16mm short    


1987 BFA Film  San Francisco State University 
1993-1996 Otis College of Art (photography courses)

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