Madeleine Bialke is a landscape painter who creates emotionally charged environments. She sets a stage where trees become anthropomorphic characters in a natural drama. Artificial colors and simplified forms further enhance the sense of mystery in each scene. Bialke has had solo exhibitions at Deanna Evans Projects in New York (2019) and Harper’s Books in Easthampton, NY (2019). Group shows include Plastic Garden at Asya Geisberg Gallery in New York and a two-artist exhibition with Leeanne Maxey, Nature’s Borrowed Voice at SPRING/BREAK Art Show (2019). Curatorial projects include co-curation of Rock Candy with Ali Rossi at SPRING/BREAK Art Show (2020) and American Earthquake at Vacation Gallery in New York (2019). She has been awarded residencies at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and Julio Valdez Project Space in New York, and her work has been featured in New American Paintings and The Boston Globe. Bialke received her MFA from Boston University, and her BFA at SUNY Plattsburgh. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.