Madeline von Foerster was born to german-austrian parents and raised in San Francisco. Studied illustration at the Californian College of Arts in San Francisco. After completing her studies, she relocated to New York city at the suggestion of one of her teachers and resides there to this day.
"In my paintings, I attempt to unveil images of the subconscious underworld - my own and that of my culture. I utilize the methods and the styles of the past, in order to reinterpret current topics using the iconography of history. I think there is still gold to be mined from the meticulosity of the Old Masters, but I would like to alloy it with the dream-delving of Surrealism and the conscience of the Social Realists. It is my hope that art-makers worldwide succeed in our mammoth task - that of changing the current omnicidal tide of culture - before everything worth saving on this planet has been razed, or eaten. I believe there is still time to make a new myth. There is still a chance for imagination to rise to power”.