Madeline Peckenpaugh


oil on canvas
60 x 54 inches

Madeline Peckenpaugh renders depth through iterations of adding and subtracting paint, creating a semblance of deep and flat space simultaneously. Peckenpaugh shifts the scale of everyday elements, interlaces components, and depicts forms in both single tones and fluctuating textures. The resulting optical illusions often resemble imagined, otherworldly landscapes. Peckenpaugh received an MFA in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI and a BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Peckenpaugh’s work has been exhibited at Alexander Berggruen, New York; Unit London; 1969 Gallery, New York; the Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence; Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston; and Avery Galleries, Bryn Mawr, among others. Her work is included in the public collections of the Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia; Ghent House, Columbia County; Brown University, Providence; and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia. Earlier this year, the artist had a solo exhibition at Alexander Berggruen, New York. Peckenpaugh lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

[excerpted from Alexander Berggruen website:]