portrait by Jamal Cazare
Madeleine Dietrich is an artist and organizer born in Pennsylvania. After receiving their Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2016, they continued painting and working in production within the art and fashion worlds. They have produced events and participated in exhibitions in Florence, IT, Reykjavik, IS, Philadelphia and Lancaster, PA; New York, NY, Leipzig and Berlin, Germany, and most recently, Seattle, WA.  

Connection and collaboration are central to Dietrich’s creative practices, bringing cultural, community-oriented events to both white box galleries and non-traditional spaces.

Dietrich’s recent mixed media works are portals, windows to another dimension, auras, explorations of inner space. Channeling visceral emotion, their paintings peer into the depths. Layering ephemeral shapes, both remnants of the past and new identities emerge. Rough markings and fluid forms hold space for trauma and move toward restoration. Dietrich visually diarizes grief, love, loss, and communes with their former and future selves.