Mackenzie Madison is an American artist from Roseville, Minnesota. She studied at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a 2-Dimensional Emphasis and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History. She is a third-generation artist, following the footsteps of her mother and grandmother. Her familial background in art has propelled her in her pursuits to become an artist. Her work focuses on environmental and political turmoil. She has exhibited in several important galleries in the Midwest such as Women Made Gallery (2018, 2019) in Chicago, Illinois, Frederick Layton Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2020), and WHAM Art Center in Surprise, Arizona (2020). Mackenzie currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin.
Mackenzie Madison’s work reflects on the harm caused to humans and the earth in relation to contemporary sociological and environmental issues. Through multiple mediums, she investigates these relationships through both the materials and the depicted subject matter. These enquiries are pertinent in present-day dialogues given the state of climate-related concerns as well as the impact on society. Within these discussions, feelings of powerlessness coincide with an awareness of the monumental actions that must occur to provoke meaningful change in a positive direction. Her goal is to examine these emotions while inspiring viewers to think critically about how their actions affect both nature and their community.