About

My work is an investigation of the memory and importance of domestic objects and spaces. Utilizing traditional media such as paint, textiles, thread, and printmaking, I challenge myself to create representations stemming from my memory. By creating silhouettes of objects and simplified structures of empty spaces, I aim to convey both absence and belonging. I search for ways to memorialize and find comfort in the objects of daily rituals and the spaces in which they take place. While drawing from places and times specific to me, I hope the viewer can enter into a reflective journey of their own space and memory.

Madeline A. Stratton

901.485.5572

madeline.a.stratton@gmail.com

 

b. 1987 Memphis, TN

Currently living and working in Washington, DC

 

Education and Coursework

2018   Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

            MFA, Mount Royal School of Multidisciplinary Art

            Certificate in College Teaching of Art

 

2015   School of the Visual Arts, New York, NY

            Continuing Education courses in intaglio printmaking

 

2011   Christie’s Education, New York, NY

            MA, History of Art and the Art Market: Modern and Contemporary

 

2010   Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

            BA, Studio Art, History of Art

 

2009   University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland

            Semester abroad studying History of Art

 

Awards and Residencies

2021   Art Bank, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC

2019-  Hamiltonian Fellow, Hamiltonian Artists, Washington, DC

present

2019-  Sparkplug Member, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC

2021

2018   Fall Keyholder Residency, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville, MD

            Sidney Lake Award Finalist, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2016-  Mount Royal Merit Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2017

 

2014   Juror, New Prints 2014/Summer, International Print Center New York, New York, NY

 

2012   Summer Residency, School of the Visual Art, New York, NY

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2021   We Were Here, Hamiltonian Artists, Washington, DC

2020   Welcome Back, Gallery 1429 for Hamiltonian Artists, Washington, DC

2019   Spatial Relations, two-person show with Jacob Zimmerman, AUTOMAT, Philadelphia, PA

            Where We Find It, two-person show with Lee Nowell-Wilson, Sense Gallery, DC

2019   What We Forgot to Remember, IA&A Hillyer, Washington, DC

Group Exhibitions

2022    (upcoming), Kreeger Museum, Washington, DC

            SheDC, Shop Made in DC, Washington, DC

2021    Latela Curatorial Women in the Arts, UMBRELLA, Washington, DC

            Women in the Arts: Flat File, Latela Curatorial, Washington, DC

            WPA Art All Night, Hickok Cole, Washington, DC

            DC Art Now, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC

            but, also...Cats, but,also, Washington, DC

            Stretched, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

            Alchemical Vessel, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts, Washington, DC

            Sparkplug, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC

2020   Women in the Arts, online, Latela Curatorial x artsy

            House of Mount Royal, online, Mount Royal School of Art

            States of Being, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC

            She DC, Shop Made in DC, Dupont location, Washington, DC

2019   10 x 10, Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Hyattsville, MD

            new.now, Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC

            Compact Assembly,  Walter Otero Contemporary Art, San Juan, Puerto Rico

            Excavations; Sanctuary, Mantle Art Space, San Antonio, TX

            2019 Emerging Artists, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA

            Innovations in Printmaking, Cade Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD

            Rise 2019: Hillyer Newly Selected Artists, IA&A Hillyer, Washington, DC

            Light Liminal, DC Arts Center, Washington, DC

2018    10 x 10, Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center, Hyattsville, MD

            The Print Effect: Small Works/Big Impact, Manhattan Graphics Center, New York, NY

            Accumulation, Decker Library, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

            Young Blood, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

            Home, BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport, Baltimore, MD

            MICA Grad Show III, Space Camp, Baltimore, MD

            New Prints, Second State Press, Philadelphia, PA

2017   Better Luck Next Time, Sheila & Richard Riggs Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore,

            MD

            Spectrum, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

            First Year Juried Exhibition, Juror Alex Klein, Sheila & Richard Riggs Gallery, Maryland Institute                      College of Art, Baltimore, MD

            Common Senses, Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center, Baltimore, MD

2016   Spitting Distance, Sheila & Richard Riggs Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

 

2014   Don’t Quit Your Daydream, Christie’s, New York, NY

 

2012   SVA Summer Residency Open Studios, School of the Visual Arts, New York, NY

 

2011   Cummins Station Juried Exhibition, Cummins Station, Nashville, TN

 

2010   Senior Hamblet Exhibition, Space 204, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

            The Haha Show, Vanderbilt Student Gallery, Nashville, TN

 

Teaching Experience

2018-   Upper School Art Teacher, St. Albans School, Washington, DC

present

2018   Graduate Teaching Internship, Junior Independent Painting, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD

2017   Graduate Teaching Internship, Intaglio Printmaking, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

2017   Graduate Teaching Internship, Introduction to Screenprinting, Maryland Institute College of Art,

            Baltimore, MD

 

Relevant Work Experience

2019-  Printshop Associate, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Hyattsville, MD

2020

2018-   Upper School Art Teacher, St. Albans School, Washington, DC

present

2016   Luce Cataloguer of American Works on Paper from the Corcoran Collection, Modern Prints &            

            Drawings Department, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

 

2013- Cataloguer, Prints & Multiples Department, Christie’s, New York, NY

2015  

 

2012- Production Assistant, Regas Studio, New York, NY

2013  

 

2012   Studio Assistant Intern, James Gortner, New York, NY

            Temporary Administrative Assistant, Christie’s, New York, NY

Collections

DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Kimpton Banneker Hotel, Washington, DC

Various private collections

Features

2021     Sparkplug, by Mark Jenkins, Washington Post

2020     In the Galleries: Contemplations on the Memory of Personal Spaces, by Mark Jenkins, Washington

              Post

2019     In the Galleries: Some art is sultry, while other pieces are smokey, by Mark Jenkins, Washington

              Post

              East City Art Reviews: Nancy Sausser and MadelineStratton at IA&A at Hillyer, by Eric Hope, East

              City Art

              Portrait of the Artist: Madeline A. Stratton, by Noelina Kirschner, The American Scholar

              Light Liminal, by Mark Jenkins, Washington Post