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Madison artist chosen for emerging artist-in-residence program

Chris Maddox will spend 10 weeks in Luxembourg

WEST BEND, Wis. - The Museum of Wisconsin Art selected Chris Maddox, a mixed media artist from Madison, to be part of an emerging artist-in-residence program at Bourglinster Castle in Luxembourg.

According to a release, Maddox is the second artist chosen for the opportunity offered exclusively to Wisconsin artists. The first was offered in 2015.

The program is a collaboration between MOWA and the Ansay Development Corporation.

As part of the program, housing, travel and a monthly stipend are included. Along with Maddox, five to six other artists from around the world plan to work together in the castle for 10 weeks.

Maddox is a graduate of University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he received his M.A. and M.F.A. He currently focuses on book art projects and installation work. 

"For me, this early career time feels like a tremendous responsibility. I have a strong sense of direction and focus in my studio practice, but much to learn and a great deal of work ahead to build connections to the public and communities of artistic discourse,” Maddox said.

One of his books, "Nonparallel," was also chosen for the 2018 Wisconsin Artists Biennial opening at MOWA.

Laurie Winters, the MOWA executive director and CEO, said Maddox stood out as "a rising star" from a pool of outstanding applications.

"I know he will be inspired by the Luxembourg culture and community of artists to both grow and create while aboard. I look forward to seeing how his work evolves over the next year," Winters said.

The residency will start on Jan. 15.


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