Christopher Maddox (born 1969, Chicago, IL; lives Philadelphia, PA) received MA and MFA degrees in Print Media from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has exhibited nationally and internationally at ArtHelix, Brooklyn; MANA Contemporary, Chicago; Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA; The Brayer and Minan Gallery, both Los Angeles; Arts and Literature Laboratory, Madison, WI; and Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend; as well as at Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy; Château de Bourglinster, Luxembourg; and Toshima Eco Musee, Tokyo. Maddox received a 2015 Purchase Prize from the Living National Treasure Museum in Tokyo, Judges’ Choice Award at the 2015 Art Olympia Biennial Exhibition in Tokyo, a 2013 Kantar Information is Beautiful Award, a University of Wisconsin Temkin Fellowship and numerous awards from the American Advertising Federation. His work has been published in Fields, Ink & Coda, Graphic Design USA, Communication Arts and Graphis magazines, among others. Maddox has been artist-in-residence with the Luxembourg Ministry of Culture, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and Central Michigan University. His works have been acquired by the Boston Athenaeum; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Yale University, New Haven, CT; New York Public Library; Temple University, Philadelphia; Brown University, Providence; Stanford University, CA; and Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; in addition to numerous other institutional special collections.
Statement from the Artist:
Maddox applies an eclectic background in data visualization, graphic design, fashion, advertising, music and ecology toward multiple-media projects and graphic works. These works draw connections between his past as a participant in the capitalist mechanism and his current endeavor to critique the current social and economic system.