Madeline Winter is a visual artist from Chicago, Illinois. Her paintings explore the challenges as well as the optimism required while mothering two young daughters. Works include reference to the current state of the artist’s home life through shapes reminiscent of the accoutrement collected during childrearing such as small toys and minuscule puzzle pieces, while also focusing on the female body during different stages of life and maturity. Bright colors reflect the buoyancy of childhood while sharp lines convey the strength of the female experience. Winter has shown work in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C, and throughout Indiana. She has held residencies in Barcelona, Chicago, and Indiana. Winter received her BFA in Painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA in Painting from Indiana University.