Studio Portrait with Miwa
Courtesy of The Wassaic Project


Madeleine Conover is a Chinese American adoptee and artist.  Her images and sculptures explore her ideas of Asian American diaspora and her adoption due to China’s former one-child policy. Her recent work focuses on the subsequent discovery of her biological family and community building with adoptees.

Conover was raised in Washington, DC by a single mother.  She received an MFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art & Architecture and a BA in Studio Art and Sustainable Food & Farming from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Her work has been included in solo and group exhibitions in Philadelphia, Western Massachusetts, New York City, and the Bay Area.  She has participated in artist residency programs at Ceramics School, Directangle Press, Pyramid Atlantic Art Institute, Second State Press, Kala Art Institute, and Wassaic Project

Based in Philadelphia, she teaches printmaking and ceramics classes. She also recently started her own small risograph publishing press, Mad Dog Studio.

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