Born in Manhattan, Madeline Irvine experienced great art, comic books, urban life and nature as formative influences. Since 2009, nature and the elements have propelled her work. As a multidisciplinary artist, she uses process-oriented, time-based or color-oriented art to express philosophical concepts about the natural world – the beauty of its past and its present predicament.
The ocean is Irvine’s preoccupation, and she uses weather, salt, water and paints – including metallic inks and phosphorescent paint -- to make her art. Irvine has worked in the arts as a professor of art, a curator, an arts writer and critic, and an arts administrator. She studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design (MFA) and the Maryland Institute, College of Art (BFA). Irvine lives in Austin, TX and works out of a garage studio and driveway.