Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Madeleine Cutrona studied Anthropology and Studio Art at the University of Rochester, graduated with honors in 2008, and earned her MFA at MICA in 2012. She is a visual artist, former server, one-time automated wheelchair salesperson, artist-teacher, adjunct professor and arts service provider. Cutrona is also a University Administrator at Bargain Basement University where she enjoys bartering for knock-off college credentials with “students” who complete streamlined coursework. She makes art about the world around her and the world she wants to exist. Cutrona currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.