Faculty & Staff

Barbara Madsen
Director of the Rutgers Printmaking Collaborative, Graduate Director, Professor
Art & Design
Degrees & Accomplishments
MFA, Drake University
Auchenbach Foundation, Legion of Honor, San Francisco, Special Collections
Firestone Library, Princeton University, Special Collections
McCabe Library, Swarthmore College, PA, Special Collections
New York Public Library, Print Collection

Madsen is known for her work in photography, print, sculpture, and installation. Her vast collections of industrial matter – spark plugs, machine parts, welding masks, light switches, rubber, plastic, prosthetics, artificial eyes, and objects that are consumed and discarded – serve as the stimulus for her work. Her art employs the tropes of modernism, surrealism and popular culture.