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Sharon Madanes

(b. 1985, Chicago, Illinois; lives and works in New York, New York)

Pulse, 2020. Oil on panel. Courtesy of the artist.

Artist Statement

I work both as a physician and an artist; my paintings explore the rituals, ethics and aesthetics of medicine. I made Pulse in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and my experiences as a healthcare provider. When humans are veiled with layers of protective gear, moments of touch, regardless of their nature, are charged with heightened intimacy and poetic meaning.

For more, read our interview with the artist

Sharon Madanes is a participant in Art on the Grid, a citywide, open-air exhibition presented by Public Art Fund. Conceived in the spring of 2020, the exhibition features 50 artists’ reflections on the converging crises of the coronavirus pandemic and systemic racism in our country.

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