the saddest thing is that i have had to use words. - madeline gins

i am a word / artist.

2020

masters in library & information science candidate / pratt institute

digital outreach & youth education fellow / new york academy of sciences, anthropology section

you matter / a commission for art+action in support of the 2020 census / in partnership with sfpl

marlon / a typeface inspired by the artwork of marlon mullen, a non-verbal painter of words

2019

poet-in-residence / paradise, california / in memorium of the 86 lives lost

artist-in-residence / lavamaex

participant / summer writing program with eileen myles

kharkiv photography / published in murder magazine no. 3

ybca 100 honoree

2018

you are loved / with only 24 public toilets across sf (none open 8pm-7am), our 7500 houseless neighbors are forced to use the sidewalk as a bathroom / an intervention in partnership with lavamaex

if i were the president / 120 youth across america say what they would change if they were the potus / conceived as a public imagination fellow at ybca

participant / the mountain school of arts

2017

the compliment project / a response to the 2016 election that struck a chord, covered by the new york times & re-imagined for chronicle books

before

continue the thread / mailed handwritten quotes to a thousand strangers who shared their stories with me

product manager / instructables

trustee scholar / university of southern california


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a polaroid of yellow flowers sprouting from the burnt earth of paradise, spring 2019