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Madeleine Isom

Madeleine Isom is an artist-photographer residing in New York City. She received her undergraduate degrees in Liberal Arts from Loyola University of Chicago and the Sculpture Department from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, concurrently. She attended the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University in New York. Working in sculpture, photography and architecture has given her a unique perspective transmitted through densely layered images of urban architecture and structural form. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions in both New York City and Chicago as well as several group shows including The San Diego Art Institute's 2001 International Exhibition. Her architectural documentation work was included in the New York City Mayoral Inauguration Ceremony for Mike Bloomberg. Beginning Fall 2002, Nikon will be using Madeleinešs photographs in their advertisements. Her 2003 schedule will feature a solo show at ArchiTech Gallery in Chicago, the release of her first book with Rizzoli and a solo exhibition in San Francisco at Gensler: Architecture, Design & Planning Worldwide.

Artist's Statement
My work is an abstraction urbanity that combines distinct architectural elements into geometrical forms---manipulating real space into objects: the contours of elements create a false volume like the isometric projection of a cube. The individuality of structure become background to the structural tensions of city, played out in textured relationships and contrasting forms. They are landscapes without reference: no horizon; no sky; only layers of buildings and time. - Madeleine Isom, 2001.
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