Elizabeth Hope Madden is a St. Louis fiber artist who uses traditional embroidery techniques to create images that are drawn from dreams, the world today and the human condition. Each piece is labor intensive and takes over one year to complete. She received her art training in the mid 1970s and 1980s at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame. Early in her career she created sculptures using clay and wood. After a fifteen year hiatus in which she used her creativity in her work as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Elizabeth began making art again. This time working in two dimensions using thread on cloth. In addition to making art Elizabeth Madden has curated regional invitational art exhibits at a non-profit cafe whose mission it was to educate people about food insecurity in the region.
When not making art, Elizabeth is spending quality time with her family, practicing Tibetan Buddhism, and working as a gallery attendant at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation
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