Growing up the middle of three brothers in Denver, CO, Madison sought to find his own niche and early on found it in art. Drawing was his first love, and led him to earn a BA in Art from Lewis and Clark College, Portland OR.
A fateful job in an art glass factory led to his interest in this medium. He has been working as a full-time artist since 2007 and uses glass along with other media to create work that is guided by his love of drawing and inspired by the elements of place which help define the spaces we inhabit and frame our experiences.
Currently based in Seattle, Madison has been awarded a number of artist residencies including at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York. He teaches internationally from Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, WA to Creative Glass Switzerland. Recent exhibitions include the 2019 Bellevue Arts Museum Biennial and the 2019 Ireland Glass Biennial.