7/02/2024 - 8/09/2024

In the Flow

Artworks by Nichole Madonna '10

Throughout the academic year, the Hayden Student Exhibition Space hosts exhibitions curated by alumni guest jurors. In the summer, we celebrate those jurors with exhibitions of their own in the Hayden Gallery.

This summer PCA&D is proud to present the work of  Nichole Madonna ’10, one of the 2023-24 jurors, in her exhibition In the Flow: Layers of Connection and Growth

Nichole Madonna is a 2D and 3D visual artist and passionate art instructor. Her creative journey thrives in the realm of abstract mixed-media art, where she skillfully layers together recycled materials and hand-painted collage papers to form captivating pieces. Madonna’s artistic focus lies in the exploration of color, texture, and movement, infusing her works with an enchanting sense of life and emotion. 

Starting her studio practice in 2010 after graduating from PA College of Art and Design with a BFA in Fine Arts, she began working with kids in 2017 and offering private and community-driven creative workshops. Since 2018, she has been nurturing budding talents as an instructor at PCAD’s Center for Creative Exploration in Lancaster, PA as well as Lancaster Reading Solutions MicroSchool in Lancaster, PA since 2023. 

Beyond her artistic endeavors, Madonna embraces the joy of motherhood while raising three playful, curious kids, advocating for public libraries, and spending time in nature. Her belief in the universal potential for art-making and its positive impact on mental health fuels her dedication to inspire others. Nature, cherished memories, and finding the extraordinary in the mundane serve as her guiding muses, constantly driving Madonna to create art that celebrates the beauty of life in its various forms.