Benjamin Madeska is an award-winning artist who has been included in more than 50 regional, national, and international exhibitions. His work primarily engages the tradition of still life painting with a focus on the formal qualities of the subjects. These paintings feature realistic renderings and stripped-down compositions that explore the relationship between abstraction and representation. He received his bachelor degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his master’s degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in Chicago.