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Lived/Active: Pennsylvania/Wisconsin      Known for: solar photograms, light-sensitive photography

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Martha Madigan is best known for her solar photograms and public art works that refer to, record or transform aspects of nature and the human figure. Madigan has explored the history of photographic light sensitive materials from the earliest cyanotype process to the latest in digital color photography. 

Martha Madigan has served as a professor in the Photography Department, Tyler School of Art/Temple University since 1979. She has received numerous awards, grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Temple University, and other organizations.

Her work is in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Art Institute of Chicago.

Highlights of her professional career are as follows:

1972 - 1973 Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (Graduate Studies)
1976 Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY (Summer)
1978 M.F.A., School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL
1980 Individual Artists Grant (Photography), National Endowment for the Arts
1994 Artists Residency Fellowship, Acadia, Mt. Desert Island, ME (1994-2000)

Selected Exhibitions
2002 Ophelia Rising, Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA
2001 Constructed Images: Martha Madigan and Jim Snitzer, Hollins University Art Gallery, Roanoke, VA
2001 Sun Works: Contemporary Alternative Photography, The Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
2001 Martha Madigan: Vernal Equinox, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
2000 Michael Rosenfeld Gallery: The First Decade, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
1999 The Emerging Image: Selected Contemporary Photography, Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg, PA
1998 Manchester Craftsman Guild, Pittsburgh, PA (solo)
1998 The Spirit in Art, The United States Embassy, The Vatican, Rome, Italy
1998 Shadows and Light: Man Ray and His Legacy, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
1997 Martha Madigan: Seeds of Light from the Human Nature Series, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY
1996 Nature Morte, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
1996 New Image Gallery, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA (solo)
1996 Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI (solo)
1995 Expectations & Innovations: Photography Beyond Tradition, Ansel Adams Center for Photography Education Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1994 Martha Madigan: Human Nature, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY (solo)
1993 Red Eye Gallery, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (solo)
1990 Snug Harbor Cultural Arts Museum, Staten Island, NY (solo)
1989 International Pinhole Photography Exhibition, Center for Contemporary Arts of Santa Fe, NM
1980 Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY (solo)
1979 Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA (solo)

2001 Martha Madigan: Vernal Equinox. New York, NY: Michael Rosenfeld Gallery
1997 Martha Madigan: Seeds of Light from the Human Nature Series. New York, NY: Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

Submitted by Naim I. Farhat, collector of work by Martha Madigan 


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