Madeline Irvine is a multidisciplinary artist whose focus is the natural world, past, present and future. Irvine's current work is based on her research of the ocean and the rapid climate change happening beneath its surface. She uses an open range of media to develop the work, including saltwater paintings and drawings, floating light sculptures, time-lapse video and photography. Born in Manhattan, Irvine experienced great art, comic books, urban life and nature as formative influences. A resident of Austin since 1993, she works out of a garage studio and driveway. Irvine has worked in the arts as a professor, a curator, an arts writer and critic, and an arts administrator. She received an MFA in Painting/Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA in painting from the Maryland Institute, College of Art.