b. USA 1992
Concerned with the historical representation of women, Madeline Bohrer uses oil, acrylic, and gouache paint, as well as digital printing techniques to create diverse compositions that examine themes of technology, materialism, and femininity. Her abstracted, whimsical renderings predominantly feature female figures to highlight women’s relationships to themselves and the world. She often contrasts anachronistic imagery with modern technology, to reflect on society’s limitations on womanhood.
Inspired by her own experience, the artist explores the continually evolving and varied identities and aspects of millennials; the role of technology, social media, femininity and overconsumption. In her works, Bohrer often re-appropriates Laura Mulvey’s concept of the “male gaze”, by painting women who not only want to be seen, but who look back. Her work is bold and self-referential.
Madeline Bohrer lives and works in New York City. She is an alumna of Boston University, and received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. From June to July 2020 Bohrer exhibited new works in debut solo Artsy online show, presented and curated by ARTPOWHER Contemporary , INTIMATE SPACES. No Filter. A Self-Portrait Series, and in September Bohre participated in a group online show at TCHOTCHKE Gallery, When Life Doesn’t Give You Lemons. In the past she has exhibited at Adelson Gallery, SPF 32 at William Ulmer Brewery, Spoonbill Studio and the Berkshire Museum. She has also completed residencies at Centre Pompadour, Miss Hall’s School and Casa- Tagumerche.