Punchline: celebrating artists who use humor in their work

Veronica Esposito, The Guardian, July 6, 2022

Madeline Donahue featured in The Guardian.


"Donahue told me that embracing the inherent humor in her work was a part of being more authentically herself as an artist. This involved moving away from the kinds of art and identities that she had been conditioned to believe were most important. 'I was largely taught a male canon in art history and contemporary art history,” she said, “and as an art student in undergrad, there was this expectation that people who identify as women or queer weren’t talked to. My work is responding to a very serious, very patriarchal art world, and thinking that I’d never be accepted by it. And that actually gave me a lot of room to just experiment and be myself.'"