Madisyn Zabel is a Canberra-based artist who investigates the growing dialogue between craft and digital technology. Using glass and mixed media, she extrapolates the dynamic relationships between three-dimensional objects and their two-dimensional interpretations.
Zabel’s fascination with the visually deceptive qualities of glass began when she discovered the Necker cube - an optical illusion created by Swiss crystallographer, Louis Albert Necker.
Zabel has a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Glass) (Hons) (2015) from the Australian National University School of Art & Design, Canberra. She has participated in residencies at Berlin Glas e.V., Canberra Glassworks and the Glass Studio at the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, USA.
Zabel was awarded Warm Glass UK’s Glass Prize in 2016, the Jutta Cuny-Franz Foundation’s Talent Award from the Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf in 2017 and the FUSE Emerging Artist Prize, JamFactory Adelaide. Her work has been shown internationally – including the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou; Berlin Glas e.V and the Corning Museum of Glass, New Glass Review publication. Between 2019 and 2020 Wagga Wagga Art Gallery exhibited Perpetual Reversal, a commissioned installation of Zabel’s work.