Allison a. Madsen's inquiries involve the abstraction of the photographic medium and it’s potential. Her unique silver gelatin prints contain an underlying world of content and emotion that transcend their aesthetic or conceptual value. By utilizing the challenging etch-bleach process of mordançage she explores the language of photography, often without the use of a camera. Her current work explores the dynamic of family, trauma, memory and discovery. Madsen holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Film with a concentration in Photography from Virginia Commonwealth University and has experience working with art-based nonprofit galleries and organizations.