Healing Art by Susan Madacsi

We are excited to share a very special new project with you

Stewardship of the Creation

Stewardship of the Creation, Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, Nampa, Idaho

We are honored to announce our recent installation of a two-story wall sculpture for Saint Alphonsus Medical Center's brand new state-of-the-art hospital in Nampa, Idaho. This was a truly unique opportunity to collaborate with staff, architects and consultants to create a visceral and interactive artwork for a hospital designed for excellence from the ground up. 

Our project was selected to be featured in CODA Magazine’s June issue, Healing Art III. This month’s theme of Healing Art will highlight design + art projects that calm, uplift, soothe, and restore the emotional health of patients, clients, caregivers, and family members.

Employing nature as subject matter is important in helping to provide a calming environment that is spiritual and inclusive. The intention of this commissioned artwork is to create beauty and to contribute to the Saint Alphonsus healing environment with respect for spiritual contemplation for patients, family, friends and co-workers.

CODAawards by Susan Madacsi

We’ve Made the CODAawards Top 100!

Vote for Madacsi Studios

The Austin, Madacsi Studios, Pods, 2015
Collaboration with Canvas Art Consultants and Hirsch Bedner, Hong Kong, China

The 2017 CODAawards jury has selected Madacsi Studios as one of this year’s Top 100 finalists, representing the best design + art projects. This year, 465 projects from 21 countries were submitted to the awards, which recognize design projects demonstrating the most successful integration of commissioned art into an interior, architectural, or public space.

The Top 100 entries are featured on CODAworx and available for Public Voting. Voting in the People’s Choice campaign is simple and easy. Just click the "Vote" button below a project. You may vote for as many projects as you'd like, but please cast a vote for our project! Voting ends June 30. 

Thank you for participating, and for your support.

Ribbon Cutting by Susan Madacsi

Hello, we have just finished installing the art for the new Nampa Hospital, located just off I-84 at Garrity on the south side of the freeway.  There are fifteen original works of art either commissioned or selected specifically for the hospital.
You and your guests may attend any of the following events:

  1. Wednesday, June 14: 4pm – 5pm, Blessing and ribbon cutting
  2. Wednesday, June 14: 5pm – 8pm, VIP celebration
  3. Saturday, June 17: 10am – 3pm, Open house

We are pleased to have had a part in the creation of this extraordinary healing environment and hope that you can experience the art and tour the space during at least one of these celebratory events.

Saltern of Halophiles by Susan Madacsi

Earlier this year the Renwick Gallery Store reached out to me about the possibility of featuring my work in the store as an extension of a special exhibition, and first retrospective of June Schwarcz. The store celebrates the Renwick’s historic building and contemporary collection, often featuring an assortment of artisan-made items inspired by current exhibitions and I am excited and honored to be featured as part of this exhibition. 

I sense a connection between my work and Schwarcz’s, as well as her ability to develop new processes and incorporate unconventional influences. My process explores texture and reconsiders the traditional treatment of material in blacksmithing, and my latest artworks peruse the diversity of color found in hot springs and saline saturated bodies of water. Research into these liquid bodies has influenced me in new ways of employing color and I find the results exciting and beautiful. 

If you’re in D.C. this summer, the exhibition is on view at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum from March 10 to Aug. 27.

The Stories, Rockville, MD by Susan Madacsi

The Process of Design: I was called on by my client, Artist's Circle Fine Art, who had been working with Federal Realty in Maryland to create a work of art for their new luxury living community. I wanted to propose an idea that would not only provide an uplifting and stimulating sensibility as a focal point on a bare wall, but also contribute a sense of place to the new neighborhood they were creating. The clients wanted original artwork that would compliment their vision; a combination of design and location. 

A number of design sketches were rendered for the client to create a starting point on style, aesthetic and a color pallet. This communicates the details of the design and prepares both artist and client for the creative process. 

Occasionally brainstorming happens in 3D at the studio and different design and material ideas emerge. If I find I'm heading in an interesting direction that the client may like I will share these new ideas.

The work was powder coated to endure the outside elements that it would be exposed to on a seasonal basis.

Detail image of the flowers. I suggested blues, so that the artwork would visually pop off of the brick color of the wall. The shadows add another layer of play and complexity.

A final image of the work installed in its new home. It was  shipped to the requested location and was installed by the art services team. We provided custom hardware for easy installation and the clients are very pleased with their commissioned artwork.

Alexa Rose Foundation Grant Recipient Exhibition by Susan Madacsi

I'm grateful to have been awarded one of the Alexa Rose 2016 grants! I hope you can make it down this week to see the exhibition of the resulting works that came of the Alexa Rose Foundation grants.

I will be there this Thursday night at 6pm, along with the many talented artists who were also fortunate to receive this very special grant given to Idaho artists.

I will be exhibiting cast glass work created during and after studying with master glass artist Sean Hennessy from the Washington School of Glass in DC.

November 7th - 10th
Daily hours 10am-6pm
Closing Reception: 
November 10th 6pm - 8pm

The Rose Room
718 W Idaho Street
Boise, Idaho 83702
(208) 381-0483

New Work Created for Bellevue Art Museum's Biennial by Susan Madacsi

Thermophile Zone

The Bellevue Art Musuem's Bienneal exhibit features 49 artists in the Pacific Northwest working in metals. Susan Madacsi was selected as one of 49 artists out of 330 applicants. 

Here Madacsi discusses the piece with a patron at the exhibit opening. The new work is inspired by the vibrant, natural variations of prismatic color and textures of geothermal hot springs. The bright colors of these ancient pools are caused by tiny living organisms, which thrive in these extreme environments. They create a peculiar vividness, which transforms as the water spreads out and cools, creating concentric circles of varying hues. Madacsi's work embraces color, form and texture. It reconsiders the traditional treatment of steel in blacksmithing, utilizing the material as a substrate for bold colors, which hang on the wall like a canvas.


Tulsa Field

I created this new work for an exhibition at at Cinder Winery in Garden City, Idaho. I wanted to make a large scale piece that implied a field of spring flowers that grow wild in the planes and other farm land areas. I imagined Bachelor Buttons and Bull Thistles in tall grasses. 

The work is 34"w x 60"h x 1 1/2"d and is easily installed by using a french cleat for mounting. 

My work embraces color, form and texture. It reconsiders the traditional treatment of steel in blacksmithing by utilizing the material as a substrate for bold colors, which hang on the wall in an expected and familiar presentation, like a canvas. 

See more works at susanmadacsi.com or email susan@susanmadacsi.com to inquire about available and commissioned works.