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MADELYN SNEED-GRAYS
Bio: 

    Madelyn Sneed-Grays is a representational painter born in Dallas, TX. She received her B.F.A at the University of North Texas and is currently working on multiple series that relate to her interest in food. Madelyn has shown in galleries around Texas and has won the Best of Show Marilyn Smith Memorial Award at the Visual Arts Society of Texas 8th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition in 2014, was a finalist in the 2016 Hunting Art Prize and was selected as one of the finalists for the 2016 and 2017 New Texas Talent Exhibition at Craighead Green Gallery. She now lives in Denton, TX and is being mentored by Rex Hausmann.

Artist Statement:

    ​Being black in America, or really anywhere in the world, can be a challenge emotionally and mentally. To better fit into the bulk of society and its norms, there is a constant assimilation to white culture, whether that be to dress, talk or behave a certain way just to be accepted amongst the majority. Unfortunately, no matter how hard blacks try to be accepted and assimilate to augment the comfort of the majority, which has been engraved in the livelihoods of blacks for hundreds of years, and/or try to seem less of a threat to the eyes of some who deem so, the melanin that was genetically encoded will be a threat to some. No matter how much a black person assimilates their livelihood to white culture, the skin pigment given from birth, mark all blacks as a target for some who believe it to be a terrorist trait.


EDUCATION:

BFA: Studio Art (2014)
University of North Texas (Denton, TX) Cum Laude recipient


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017

"New Texas Talent Exhibition" , Curated by Katherine Wagner, August 5th -
September 2nd, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

"Chaos" , July 8th – August 19th, R02 Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

"Pleased To Meet You" , Curated by Caroline Belanger and Hilary Donnelly, May


2016 

"New Texas Talent Exhibition", Curated by Frank Hettig, August 6 th – August 31st, Craighead Green Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

"NonPixelated", July 2nd – July 30th , Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Texas. 

"Third Annual Regional Juried Exhibition" , Curated by Eric M. Lee, June 24th - August 6th - June 20th, Open Space Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

Artspace111 Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas.

"Hunting Art Prize Gala" , April 30th, Friedkin Corporate Campus, Houston, Texas.

"Ladies Night" , March 19th – May 14th, The Small Gallery, Dallas, Texas.


"Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) 10th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition", Curated by Dr. John Marcucci, January 15th – February 21st , Gough Gallery, Denton, Texas.


2015 

"The Mill", September 19th – December 1st, Hausmann Millworks, San Antonio, Texas.

"The Old Man and The Sea" , April 15th – June 15th, Hausmann Millworks, San Antonio, Texas.

"On and Off Fredericksburg Road Studio Tour", February 21st – 22nd, Hausmann Millworks, San Antonio, Texas.

"Visionary" , January 29th, Lizard Lounge, Dallas, Texas.


2014 

"Words: Unbound", September 20th – November 7th , SLANT Gallery, Dallas,
Texas.

"Works On Paper", September 20th – November 7th, The Small Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

"Song" , May 17th – July 12th, The Small Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

"Senior Drawing and Painting Show", May 6th – May 9th , Cora Stafford Gallery
(UNT), Denton, Texas.

"Mise-En-Scéne", March 31st – April 4th, Cora Stafford Gallery (UNT), Denton, Texas.

"Youngsters 15-25", March 15th – April 19th, The Small Gallery, Dallas, Texas. 

"Oxide 2D Artwork Show" , February 1st – February 21st , Oxide Gallery, Denton, Texas.

"Junior Invitational", January 21st – January 24th, Cora Stafford Gallery (UNT), Denton, Texas.

"Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) 8th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition" , Curated by Jackie MacLelland, January 17th – February 21st, Gough Gallery, Denton, Texas.


2013 

"The Next Show", November 16th – January 11th, The Small Gallery, Dallas Texas.

"Oxide 2D Artwork Show" , November 2nd – January 4th, Oxide Gallery, Denton, Texas.

"53rd Annual Voertman Student Art Competition Exhibit", Curated by Lisa Hatchadoorian, April 9th- April 27th, UNT Art Gallery, Denton, Texas.

2012 

"Figure Drawings From Florence, Italy", September 3rd – September 7th , North Gallery (UNT), Denton, Texas.


Selected Exhibitions:

2018 

"France (cont.)", July 1st – July 31st , Lillian Bradshaw Gallery, Dallas, Texas.

2015 

"France", March 21st –May 10th ,SLANTGallery,Dallas,Texas.


CATALOGS:

Spring 2016 Catalog: Visual Arts Society of Texas 10 th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition.

Spring 2014 Catalog: Visual Arts Society of Texas 8 th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition.

AWARDS:

Selected for the 2017 New Texas Talent Exhibition at Craighead Green Gallery.

Selected for the 2016 New Texas Talent Exhibition at Craighead Green Gallery. 

Selected for the Third Annual Regional Juried Exhibition at Artspace 111 Gallery.

Artist Portfolio Magazine’s 5 Year Anniversary Art Exhibit: Honorable Mention.

2016 Hunting Art Prize Finalist.

2017

2016

2016

2016

2016 10th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition: Merchandise Award – Weber Group Award (FM Brushes).

2014 8th Annual 125-Mile Visual Arts Exhibition: Best of Show – Marilyn Smith Memorial Award .

WEBSITE:

www.artbymadelyn.com