Madeline Zappala is a Brooklyn based artist interested in creating conceptual archives of digital experiences. She works across photography and text, focusing on the intersection of collective cultural consciousness and technological space. Madeline’s recent projects rely on generative and conceptual writing methods to extract alternate narratives hidden in everyday digital interactions. She received her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University after studying American Culture at Vassar College. Recently, her work has been published in Create Magazine, the Society of Photographic Education Journal, and Aint Bad Magazine, as well as featured at Eleven Brooklyn, New York Tech Zine Fair, the Boston Art Book Fair.


MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University, visual Art

BA, Vassar College, American Culture


Selected Exhibitions, Publications and Press

2019 certifying reality, flux factory, long island city, ny. curated by rory fitzgerald bledsoe.

2018 v1.2, urgency lab, school for poetic computation, new york, new york. led by paul soulellis.

New york tech zine fair, School for poetic computation, new york, new york.

create magazine, Issue 12 feature. curated by kaly scheller-barrett.

11.11 “messaging” at ELEVEN brooklyn, brooklyn, ny. 3

"Moving Beyond the Frame." Exposure Journal, Society of Photographic Education. 

2017 "Reflecting on the Burden We Share." Review by Casey Curry for Big Red and Shiny.

Reflections on the Burden of Men Art Magazine, Boston, MA. 

From URL to IRL. Performance. SPACE ONE TWO ONE Gallery, Boston, MA. 

Objectified, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Small Works, NAWA Gallery, New York, NY

Inter-Dimensional Ports of Whatsoever. Juried by Anabel Vázquez Rodríguez. Fort Point Arts

Community Atlantic Wharf Gallery, Boston, MA

2016 THIS IS REVOLTING. Publication and Online Exhibition. Published by Allison Cekala. 

Cell Phone Photography IV, Juried by Meri Aaron Walker, Texas Society

Madeline Zappala,” Aint-Bad Magazine blog feature.

2015 John Baldessari Medal Award Gala, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

TELE/VISION, National Boston, Brookline, MA

The Cyclorama Show: Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, SMFA, Boston, MA

Spectrum. Curatorial Project. School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2014 What Kind of Trouble, Vol 2. Published by Sara Sutterlin.

South Asia Exchange. Curatorial Project. Harvard Friends of Japan Concourse, Cambridge, MA

Refraction, Mission Hill Gallery, Boston, MA

2011 Through the Student Lens (juried), Palmer Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY