Madeleine LeMieux is an exhibiting artist with Angela Shaffer.
Artists Statement on Reciprocity
As artists and mom-friends of 6 years, Madeleine LeMieux and Angela Shaffer’s shared and parallel circumstances have often offered reciprocal interactions in both parenting and art-making. Having become graduate peers at the University of Missouri in 2019, there are mutual exchanges in critiques and studio visits as they focus on similar visual content and research. Shaffer and LeMieux have created photographs of their relationships with their children independently and curated these pairings from their aligned practices.
Shaffer presents a portrait of her son being carefully preened by her partner, while LeMieux and her daughter exchange in a blind mutual application of lipstick. Together the images offer up a comparison of gender and an aesthetics of care.
Artist Bio for Madeleine LeMieux
Madeleine Marie LeMieux (b. 1982, Chicago) lives and works in Columbia, Missouri. She received her BFA with an emphasis in Art History, Theory and Criticism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007, her MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University in 2011, and will graduate with her MFA in Painting from the University of Missouri in May, 2021. She found and ran the non-profit gallery and residency program, Resident Arts, from 2014-2020. She has been exhibiting her artwork and using art as a tool for community organizing nationally since 2004.
© Madeleine LeMieux