United States
Madison Eaglowski is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Fine Arts in painting and drawing at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She primarily creates oil portraiture that relays her own personal experiences using transactional humor to avoid rejection from a society that is obsessed with women’s bodies. Madison constructs scenes with surface-level humor and places herself within them to confront her own behavior and expose her inability to identify with the polarized movements discussing these issues today. By using humor as a vehicle to share her own criticism and confusion, Madison invites the viewer to participate in a discussion on the complexity of women’s issues, as well as their own interpersonal transactions.
PASSING GAS

Oil on canvas, 42 x 66 inches.

EXPOSED

Oil on panel, 6.5 x 12 inches.

I use a transactional form of humor to build confidence and value in my identity. I do this because, in our society, women with bigger bodies don’t have the same social currency as others. My work discusses my experience navigating a society that is obsessed with women’s bodies. In my work, I construct scenes with surface-level humor and place myself within them to confront my own behavior and expose my inability to identify with the polarized movements discussing these issues today. By using humor as a vehicle and sharing my own criticism and confusion, I invite the viewer to participate in a discussion on the complexity of women’s issues, as well as their own interpersonal transactions. 
JOKE WHORE

Digital, 18 x 24 inches.

Digital, 18 x 24 inches.

Check out Madison's Instagram here! 
@madison.eaglowski_art
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