Michael Madden was born and raised in Seattle. The vibrant images he creates originate in his experience growing up with five siblings amid a neighborhood of friends.
Jazz infuses much of Michael’s work, evoking mood, blurring images and sounds, transforming ordinary moments into sublime intimations. This is not jazz with rough edges rounded, it is authentic, Seattle-based, and influenced inevitably by the master jazzman himself, Jacob Lawrence.
Michael’s work has shown at Festival Sundiata, the Northwest African-American Fine Art Exhibit, Calm Rain Studio, the Renton-Skyway Boys and Girls Club, and Arts Unlimited in Renton, Washington. He was featured in the August edition of Renton Magazine and is a finalist for the City Hall Gallery in Auburn, Washington.
© 2004-2008 Michael Madden