Madeline Gallucci's work is influenced by the intersection of camouflage patterning and digital debris and how we begin to visually categorize this information. How is meaning or value enhanced or discarded through repetition? She investigates this question through drawing, painting, and collage in attempts to emphasize the curious nature of her findings. Through this process a transformative vocabulary develops, referencing the inundation of imagery we experience in our daily environment. While the work becomes repetitive and self-referential, she strives to simultaneously forge a new orientation between the viewer’s experience and her own.
Gallucci received her BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2012 where she acquired a passion for image making and working collaboratively. As an artist with many audiences, Gallucci’s work explores, dissects, and reinterprets our everyday environment by means of vibrant drawings, whimsical paintings, and digital prints.
Gallucci has shown locally in Kansas City at Plug Projects, Paragraph Gallery, and Leedy-Voulkos Art Center as well as nationally at Idio Gallery in Brooklyn NY, Rebekah Templeton in Philadelphia PA, Skylab Gallery in Columbus OH and Terrault Contemporary in Baltimore, MD. She has been featured in local publications such as The Pitch and KC Magazine. Madeline was awarded the Charlotte Street Urban Culture Project Residency from 2012-2014 and was the Hotel Phillips Artist-in-Residence from 2014-2015. In 2015 she was named “Best Visual Artist” by KC Magazine and is a recent recipient of the 2016 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Artist Award.