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Ken Madore

Studio Building
Studio Interior
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Studio Location
untitled (2009) ink on paper, 18" x 40"
Where Men are Turned to Swine (2008) ink on paper, 42" x 34"
Here Comes the Water Now (2007) ink on paper, 42" x 34"
'Til the Gallows or the Grave (2006) ink on paper, 42" x 34"
Smell My Finger (2004) ink on paper, 80" x 52"
Artist's Statement

My ink drawings explore a relationship between man and nature. I adopt stories based on my intimate history and the demons that have haunted my life and others around me.  I create worlds where the forest can be a place for regeneration and strength, while examining the darkness and spiritual disconnectedness that occurs when this relationship is weakened.  I use imagery rich with mystic symbolism and reference biblical lore and esoteric iconography, inventing allegories for something mythological, entire narratives that blur the line between fantasy and reality.


Selected Exhibitions
AIM 29, Living and Dreaming
Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
Scattered Logic, Texas Firehouse, Lic, Queens
Seeds of the Wild, The Puffin Room, New York, NY
Beastly Beauty, Participant Inc. New York, NY
Happily Ever After, Conco Lofts, Jersey City, NJ
Future Perfect, Riviera Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Princess, CBGB’s 313 Gallery, New York, NY
Dum Dum Grown-Up Art, HEREart, New York, NY

Publications and Awards
2009 Fellow, Artist in the Marketplace Program,
Bronx Museum
2008 Sven Fortman, feature article,
“Ken Madore, Greetings from the Subconscious”
Lowdown Magazine #63