Madeleine Marie LeMieux is an artist based in Columbia, MO working in painting, photography, printmaking and fibers. She received her BFA with an emphasis in Art History, Theory and Criticism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007 and her MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University in 2011. She is currently attending the University of Missouri to receive her MFA and will graduate in December, 2020. She has been exhibiting her artwork and using art as a tool for community organizing nationally since 2004.
Highlights of her career include: serving on NYC’s Department of Cultural Affairs’ Non-Performing Arts Selection Panel of experts in 2012 and 2013, developing Groundswell’s Youth Media Council (2012), a program which teaches teens communication tools and empowers them to create youth driven marketing content, and helping to establish Brooklyn’s first art-jewelry maker space, Brooklyn Metal Works(2013). In 2014, LeMieux founded Resident Arts, a professional development organization for artists in Mid-Missouri. In 2016, LeMieux was honored as one of the Columbia Business Times’ 20 Under 40 successful business people. In 2018 and 2019, she spearheaded a large-scale public art project, funded by a national grant from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) resulting in a mural about participating in daily climate action and received additional funding from UCS to create an artist’s book that features activities for teens and young adults to assess the state of local businesses’ sustainable practices.