Madison Moreno

UMass Dartmouth 2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition

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About Madison Moreno

Madison Moreno grew up flying between the outskirts of Philadelphia and New Orleans spending time with her family and particularly with her five younger brothers. She received a Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) from Juniata College in 2017, and a Post-Baccalaureate in Ceramics from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2018. Madison creates large scale installation and sculptural work with reference to domesticity. She has also been involved with the New Bedford community through her work with the New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks programs and classes.


Through creating installations and sculpture that draw upon autobiographical sources, I am exploring the ambiguity of memory, shared trauma, and how individuals come to terms with loss and grief. Within my work the family becomes monumentalized through the erection of grand domestic spaces incorporating iconographic household items such as ceramic tableware and portraiture. I utilize clay as a medium that can be manipulated, taking identifiable objects and rendering them soft to suggest the wilting effect of time, or brittle to infer breakage and fragmentation. The morphing of objects becomes a process to examine the impact of time, and the disfiguration of memory on domestic routine and experience.


Departments College of Visual Performing Arts, Date: Year 2021, Degree Type MFA, Gallery Exhibitions, Gallery University Art Gallery