The Madison Public Art Project (MPAP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization. We present innovative contemporary art in the public realm to a diverse audience throughout Wisconsin. The MPAP’s exciting free public art exhibitions strengthen and educate communities while supporting social justice and fostering local arts and culture. Collaborating with both emerging and established artists, the MPAP relies on grants, individual contributions, corporations, and foundations to support our exhibitions. Our art installations inspire civic participation and encourage artistic imagination.
founder & creative director.
Jillian Talarczyk – Founder & Creative Director
Jillian developed her in-depth art market knowledge living and working in New York City for over 20 years. During her tenure she worked with several notable artists, prominent galleries, as well as global clients at Art Basel Miami, ArtExpo New York, and Art Palm Beach.
A native of Madison, Jillian began her academic studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In New York she studied at Parson’s- The New School in Greenwich Village pursuing further study in Interior Design. Jillian continued to study at Christie’s Education and loves the Contemporary Art world. As a Certified Interior Designer, she enjoys working with clients from Manhattan to Madison.
Jillian has served on the Dane County Arts Cultural Affairs grant review panel and has over two decades of art business experience. She is a published arts writer, curator, lecturer, art educator, and arts advocate passionate about the power of public art as a tool for arts education. She mentors each artist she works with and facilities professional projects that elevate the Wisconsin arts landscape. Her curatorial projects speak to the power of public arts & community demonstrating how art boosts tourism, brings an awareness to spark change, increases diversity, and connects communities.
Jillian is available as a panelist for juried projects, curating exhibitions, and upcoming speaking engagements. To schedule please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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*Madison Public Art Project Inc. is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible. You will receive an e-mail confirmation and receipt for your donation.