Wilderness Mind: Dissolving Duality


Meg Madison is an artist who uses photography to conceptually examine contemporary life. She was born and raised in New York City, studied film at San Francisco State University with Trinh T. Minh-ha and moved to Los Angeles in 1988. A traumatic event caused Madison to reshape her life, and she began taking pictures with a twin-lens Rolleiflex.

After a decade of taking pictures Madison had her first solo exhibit in 2005 with the Kristi Engle Gallery. This exhibit, Surface Streets, was called by Holly Meyers in the Los Angeles Times “a poetic visual essay that explores that most common of daily activities –driving–with fresh eyes.”

Madison continued showing with the Kristi Engle Gallery and has been involved in many collaborative art and photography projects as well as numerous group shows. Her photographs have won awards and are in many private and institutional collections.

Madison is working on a site-specific project in Joshua Tree that surveys and photographs boulders, with the goal of examining land use, private property and the settlement of the west.