Madeline Peckenpaugh was born in Milwaukee, WI, and currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island. She has had two solo shows with Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia, PA, and has exhibited with Avery Galleries, PA, Gross McCleaf Gallery, PA, Schmidt/ Dean Gallery, PA, Sol Koffler Gallery, and Gelman Gallery in Providence, Rhode Island. She has work in the permanent collection of the Woodmere Art Museum in Philadelphia, PA, along with the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Peckenpaugh received her BFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2015, and is currently an MFA painting candidate at the Rhode Island School of Design.
My paintings are depictions of metaphorical landscapes, created through the force and tension of nature and material. The illusion of space within each painting is interrupted by the materials being used, and the narrative of the image is found through the process of that exploration. The landscape is felt through various forces of nature, such as: life-cycles, transitional states of weather, and gravity.
The mind’s depiction of form and reality unfold through the various mark making, in an attempt to create an engaging space. This space is being constructed by echoes of former representations that might suggest or feel like an experience of nature. It is important for me to be conscious of the physical object of the painting itself, and the removed space within the painting, it's here and not here.