Featured Artist: Ilenia Madelaire

Ilenia Madelaire is an artist based out of Baltimore, MD. She is originally from Asuncion, Paraguay, grew up in Miami, FL., and studied at The University of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS. where she earned a BFA in painting. Her multifarious places of residence and her Hispanic upbringing/culture influences her work as does street/outsider/high art, films, music, and the everyday experience of a 20-something year old female in contemporary middle class America. Her work focuses on overlooked and/or blatant inconsistencies in everyday American society from the female perspective with a regard to the human experience in harmony/or disharmony with nature, all through a humorous lens. Her experiences in painting include participation in many projects, including, most distinctly, mural painting/set design work for Ryan Trecartin’s “Any Ever” body of work, which has been exhibited at the MoMA PS1. She has recently performed at Baltimore’s very own experimental theater production of “Rooms Fall Apart: A Serious Play”. Constantly being influenced by her surroundings and personal insights, and fueled by her thriving curiosity in all things weird, loud, minimal, natural, sincere, humorous, wistful, feminist, and bright she has miles to go before she sleeps.

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