Madison LaVallee

Adjunct Faculty, HVCC Alum
BFA & BS SUNY New Paltz // MFA University at Albany
MadisonLavallee.com

Bio

Madison LaVallee (Maddi) is an artist and educator with a studio in Troy. Her work has been exhibited nationally with recent solo exhibits at Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham and Community Arts Network of Oneonta, along with several group exhibitions including LABspace, Hillsdale; Ferrovia Studios, Kingston; Wired Gallery, High Falls; The Re-Institute, Millerton, and Opalka Gallery, Albany. She has organized several community and curatorial projects including In-faux-structure at Opalka Gallery, Nasty Women of the North at Collar Works Gallery, Troy, and was a Moderator for a Dinner and Dialogue at Collar Works Gallery.

LaVallee received her MFA from the University at Albany, a BFA from SUNY New Paltz and a BS in Art Education. She was awarded the Distinguished Thesis Award at the University at Albany, nominated by the community for The Collaborative magazine Creative Under 40 award, received a New York State Council for the Arts Individual Artist Award, an Individual Development Award granted through United University Professions, and an Alumni Association Grandma Moses Grant. LaVallee has taught courses at Skidmore College, Hudson Valley Community College, and the University at Albany. She currently serves as co-chair of exhibitions at Collar Works Gallery.

Artist Statement

Madison LaVallee’s work explores the materiality of real and imagined spaces. Choices made from each sculptural combination highlight a sense of unfamiliarity when placed in a new space or context, while still containing recognizable attributes. Sculptures are often installed in conversation with a specific space, paying close attention to architectural details. LaVallee takes what is all but invisible due to its ubiquity, and hands it back in the form of exploratory sculptural compositions and installations.

Gallery

Material Dreamscape: Badlands DETAIL by Madison LaVallee

Material Dreamscape: Badlands

2020
nylon fabric, memory foam, enamel paint, arm-knitted cording, faux plants, ladder, lawn chair
36”x27”x34”


Material Dreamscape: Badlands SIDE VIEW by Madison LaVallee

Material Dreamscape: Badlands

2020
nylon fabric, memory foam, enamel paint, arm-knitted cording, faux plants, ladder, lawn chair
36”x27”x34”


Material Dreamscape: Badlands FRONT VIEW by Madison LaVallee

Material Dreamscape: Badlands

2020
nylon fabric, memory foam, enamel paint, arm-knitted cording, faux plants, ladder, lawn chair
36”x27”x34”


SisterSpace (installation View) by Madison LaVallee

SisterSpace (installation View)

2015
Wood, fabric, paint, tape, lath, paper, cement, aluminum sheeting, air filters, yarn (Background) Madison LaVallee, Sisterspace: LR/KIT/LAV/OLS, 2015 Wood, paint, yarn, memory foam, bricks, plaster, paper, fabric, glass, a living plant


SisterSpace (installation View) by Madison LaVallee

SisterSpace (installation View)

2015
Wood, fabric, paint, tape, lath, paper, cement, aluminum sheeting, air filters, yarn (Background) Madison LaVallee, Sisterspace: LR/KIT/LAV/OLS, 2015 Wood, paint, yarn, memory foam, bricks, plaster, paper, fabric, glass, a living plant


Material Dreamscape: Soft Serve by Madison LaVallee

Material Dreamscape: Soft Serve

2020
nylon fabric, memory foam, enamel paint, arm-knitted cording, faux plants
dimensions vary (each individual form is 16”x16”x16” max)


Material Dreamscape: Soft Serve by Madison LaVallee

Material Dreamscape: Soft Serve

2020
nylon fabric, memory foam, enamel paint, arm-knitted cording, faux plants
dimensions vary (each individual form is 16”x16”x16” max)


Material Drawing (installation view) by Madison LaVallee

Material Drawing (installation view)

2018
Drywall, wood, concrete, carpet, paper pulp, plaster, paint
Dimensions Vary


Material Drawing (installation view) by Madison LaVallee

Material Drawing (installation view)

2018
Drywall, wood, concrete, carpet, paper pulp, plaster, paint
Dimensions Vary


Material Composite Series (Detail Images) by Madison LaVallee

Material Composite Series (Detail Images)

2018-2019
Concrete, drywall, insulation foam, plaster, yarn, faux plant
Sculptures vary in scale


Material Composite Series (Detail Images) by Madison LaVallee

Material Composite Series (Detail Images)

2018-2019
Concrete, drywall, insulation foam, plaster, yarn, faux plant
Sculptures vary in scale