Madeleine Wories


 

 

 

Madeleine's Bio

Madeleine Wories is a printmaker and painter of Dutch heritage. She was born in the Netherlands, raised in Costa Rica and Australia, studied and worked in Montreal, Canada, and now makes her home in Southern California. 
Her abstracts evolve through an ongoing dialogue with the painting, acting and reacting to the process intuitively. In the spirit of abstract expressionism, through colour, shape, line, texture, marks, gesture and movement, she strives to find a balance between control and spontaneity where intention and unpredictability converge. She often draws inspiration from the environment: landforms, geology, textures, seas, skies, wind, and weather, as well as from current events. Some abstracts, particularly those on paper, may also display a structural quality as a result of her architectural background.
Her work can be found in several corporate and institutional collections, as well as in private collections.

Education
B.Sc. (Arch), B.Arch (Architecture), McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada

Selected Exhibitions
FIARTE Y NEUTRAL-ISM, EN COLABORACION, Centro Municipal de Cultura Churriana de la Vega,         
 Granada, Spain.  By invitation, March 31 to April 30, 2017
“Abstract Exhibit 2”, Beyond the Lines Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California, Mar. 16 – 22, 2017
“ Immigrant Show”, Neutra Museum and Gallery, Silverlake, Los Angeles, Mar. 11 – 26, 2017
“Water and Sky”, Bleicher/Gorman Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California, Feb. 11 to Mar. 4, 2017
“Mod Squad”, Art Share Los Angeles, curated group show, Los Angeles, California, Jan. 11 to 29, 2017
“New Year New Art”, Neutra Museum and Gallery, Silverlake, L.A., curated group show, Jan. 7 to 24, 2017
Mediolanum Museum Padova, Italy, Neutral-ism International Art Movement
   Curated (by Francesco Perilli/ Giorgio Grasso) international group show, by invitation Nov.11 –Dec 12, 2016
Mostra Internazionale di Pittura, Matera, Italy
  Curated international group show, Nov. 2016 - Mar. 2017
Osten Biennial of Drawing Skopje 2016, Macedonia, Exhibition of Selected Artists, Nov. 10 to 17, 2016
SALI National Abstract Art Exhibition XII, Garfield Park Arts Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, Oct. 1 to 22, 2016
    Merit Award      
“Spectrum Gestalt 3”, Bleicher/Gorman Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California, June 18 to July 3, 2016    
“Human Rights?#Diversity”
 AIAPI (Associazione Internazionale Arti Plastiche Italia), under the patronage of Commissione Italiana            
 per l’UNESCO, Trento, Italy
  Selected by jury to participate, May 21 to Sept 21, 2016
Osten Biennial of Drawing, Works of Paper, Skopje, Macedonia, April 2016
Museum of Aurum, Neutral-ism, Pescara, Italy
   Curated (by Francesco Perilli) international group show, by invitation, Sept. 2015
Mostra Internazionale di Pittura, Matera, Italy
  Curated international group show, by invitation, Nov. 2014 - Mar. 2015
“Abstract Expressions”, Salt Lake City, Utah
   Patrajdas Contemporary, group show, March 18- June 11, 2016
“Spectrum Gestalt 2”, Bleicher/Gorman Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, California, August 2015
Room & Board small format group show, Culver City, California, by invitation, Oct. 2015, and Oct. 2016
“Driven to Abstraction”
  Patrajdas Contemporary, Whitespace Gallery, Ogden, Utah, Group show, Oct/Nov 2014
Helms Bakery District, "Remixed", curated group show, Los Angeles, Oct. 2014

1990s Exhibitions
Many shows during printmaking days: 
Galerie S-Space Ensemble, La Guild Graphique, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts Rental Gallery, amongst others in Montreal, Canada, as well as in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, Australia, and in juried international print biennales (Denmark, Spain, Germany, US).

to see madeleine's artwork currently available through the gallery, click here.

 

Sample artwork