MADISON CAWEIN BIO

Madison Cawein, formerly of Louisville, Kentucky, currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is an alumnus of Harvard University and the California Institute of the Arts and has exhibited widely, including at the Speed Art Museum. His wok can be found in such notable corporate collections as MCA Records, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and the Brown-Forman Corporation, among others.

 

EDUCATION

1973                California Institute of the Arts, B.F.A.

1968-71           Harvard University

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019                Ultimate Things, New Paintings by Madison Cawein, B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY Solo Exhibition

2018                New Paintings by Madison Cawein, B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY Solo Exhibition

2017                Portals to Invisable Worlds, LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, NM Solo Exhibition

2014                New Paintings, B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY Solo Exhibition

2011                Sky Still Lifes, B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY Solo Exhibition   

2009                Around the World, B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY Solo Exhibition

2007                New Works, B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY Solo Exhibition

2005, 2004-01,      B. Deemer Gallery, Louisville, KY Solo Exhibition

1999,1997,

1993-95

2005                J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY

1999                Twister Visions, curated by Al Gorman, Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, KY

1993-94           J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY Solo Exhibition

1989-90           Kentucky to Ecuador Invitational, Quito & Cuenca, Ecuador

In Sight of Louisville Invitational, Washington, D.C., Louisville, KY

1988                Bellarmine College, Louisville, KY Solo Exhibition

1986-87           Swearingen Gallery, Louisville, KY Solo Exhibition

1980, 1985      Portland Museum, Louisville, KY Solo Exhibition

1983                Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY Solo Exhibition

1970, 1971      Harvard-Radcliff Art Forum, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

American Embassy in Sweden, Ambassador Matthew Barzun

J.B. Speed Art Museum

Louisville Gas & Electric Company

California Institute of the Arts                        

Commonwealth Life Insurance Company

Brown-Forman Corporation                           

MCA Records

Bernheim Foundation                                    

Community Health Systems

Fire King International                                    

Boehl, Stopher & Graves

HRH Princess Alexandra, The Honorable Lady Ogilvy, England

HRH Queen Elizabeth II, England

                                   

SELECTED AWARDS AND GRANTS

1993                Kentucky Arts Council Professional Assistance Award

1982- 1984      NEA and Kentucky Arts Council, Artist in Education Grants

1975-1976       I. W. Bernheim Foundation Fellowship

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

1998                “All in the Family” by Madison Cawein, Louisville Magazine, Louisville, KY. Review of “Wyeth: Three Generations” at J. B. Speed Art Museum. June, pp. 12-15

1994                “Sculptor on the Move” by Madison Cawein, Louisville Magazine, Louisville, KY. Review of Tom Butsch, January/February, p. 71

                        “A Wall Dog's Tale” (profile of Durrett “Smitty” Smith- billboard artist) by Madison Cawein, Louisville Magazine, Louisville, KY. January/February, p. 71

                        “Cherry Picking”, by Madison Cawein, Louisville Magazine, “In Pursuit of Excellence: The Wendell and Dorothy Cherry Collection” at J.B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY. March, pp. 8-9

1988                Guest Lecturer, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1986                “Right Thinking” (Right Hemisphere vs. Left Hemisphere in Art-making), by Madison Cawein, Tower News, Louisville Visual Arts Association, Louisville, KY. March-April, p. 2

1979-94           Guest Lecturer, University of Louisville Institute of Expressive Therapy, Louisville, KY

1974-1975       Visual Arts Associate for the Kentucky Arts Council, Frankfort, KY

1970-1971       Curator, Harvard-Radcliffe Art Forum, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2014                “Upcoming Show,” by Maliha Ikram, Louisville Magazine, Louisville, KY. pg. 105

                        “Critic's Picks,” by Elizabeth Kramer, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY. May 18, Arts, pg. I2

2011                Interview with Scott Dowd, “Sky Still Lifes by Madison Cawein”,

                        www.arts-louisville.com , (visual arts),           http://www.youtube.com/watchv=pnQdWPm8Bjw   

2010                “Art About Town,” by Steve Wilson, Sophisticated Living, Lexington, KY. March/April, p. 96-99

2009                “Home and Garden Style Secrets,” Southern Living, February, p. 46. illustration

2007                “Recent Paintings by Madison Cawein,” by Jo Anne Triplett, LEO Weekly, Louisville, KY. May 23-29, review p. 41

                        Kentucky Homes and Gardens, Louisville, KY. July/August, Vol. 4, Issue 4, p. 83, illustration

2005                “Recent Work by Madison Cawein,” by Jo Anne Triplett, LEO Weekly, Louisville, KY

2002                “Endeavors in Media and Art,” The Gallery at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY. catalog p. 5

                        “Art Notes,” by David Minton, Lexington-Herald Leader, Lexington, KY. June 8, illustration

                        “Go See,” by Diane Heilenman, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY. May 19, p. I-4 review and illustration

2001                “ATL’s Art Show Challenges Perceptions,” by Amy Drozt, The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY. November 11, pg. I-1 & I-4, review and illustration

                        “Thinking Art,” by David Minton, Lexington Herald-Leader, Lexington, KY. March 18, review and illustration

                        “Madison Cawein at B. Deemer Gallery,” by Bruce Nixon, LEO Weekly, Louisville, KY. review

                        Trio, Public Radio Partnership, Louisville, KY. Vol. 6, No.3, cover illustration

                        “Mysticism, Metaphor and Metamorphosis,” by Al Gorman, Arts Across Kentucky, Lexington, KY. Winter, p. 38-41

1997                “Madison Cawein at B. Deemer Gallery,” On the Cover, Art Now Gallery Guide, Southeast, Clinton, NJ. June/July/August, Vol. 16, No. 10, cover & p. SE5

                        Art Now Gallery Guide, Southeast, Clinton, NJ. April, Vol. 16, No. 8, p. SE23, illustration

1995                Art Now Gallery Guide, Southeast, Clinton, NJ. September, Vol. 15, No. 1, p. SE24, back cover, illustration

1994                “Bernheim Artist in Residence”, Bernheim Arboretum Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring

1989                “Kentucky to Ecuador”, El Tiempo, Quito, Ecuador. Review, March 12

                        “In Sight of Louisville: A Perspective of Louisville Artists”, Congressional Record 101st Congress, November 14th

1989                “Review”, Louisville Magazine, Cover photo and pp. 18 & 19

1988                “Review”, by Meg Higgins, Dialogue: An Art Journal, Columbus, OH. January-February, pg. 32