Name: Sharon Madanes :: Occupation: artist :: Age: 31 :: City: New York
When you're not creating: When I’m not creating, I study medicine. While art and medicine exist in such different planes, I find it generative to have different bodies of knowledge and visual culture inform one another.
End of the day unwind: I love laughing and my sense of humor is pretty juvenile. Comedy Bang Bang, the podcast, is a favorite as are my husband’s bad jokes.
First gig: I worked at a local ice cream shop, and I never learned how to make a milkshake properly! I apologize now for any customers who received a milky mess or who had to suffer through sipping rock-hard ice cream through a straw.
Best work environment: I like working in communal places that also have a fair share of privacy. I find it necessary to make terrible things and experiment in the studio when no one is looking; but i also think it's so valuable to have people nearby to discuss and share ideas with.
Current obsession: Morocco; i just came back from a weeklong trip and was completely enamored by the silence of the dessert, the intricacy of the tile work, and Berber kilim rugs which played with geometry, color, and viewer's expectations of symmetry in interesting ways.
What's next: I just released a print featured on ExhibitionA which i’m very excited about. In studio, I'm still working on a series of Hand Hygiene paintings.
Ladies who we should know: Lily Rothman (writer), Anna Altman (writer), Kate Casey (furniture maker), Genesis Belanger (sculptor), Gahee Park (painter) & Hannah Burnett (anthropologist)