Madalina Kelner

Art Form(s)

Digital, Multimedia, Photography, Theater, Other


[email protected]

I am interested in collaborative work.


Artist Statement

I am most greatly inspired by nature, implementing it in any way I can within the field of Graphic Design from a studio background. I strive to combine my skills with my passion in order to educate and motivate people to have serious conversations about global topics of accessibility and diversity.

My name is Madalina Kelner, a 2020 Graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth, School of Fine Arts, with a BFA in Graphic Design, Studio Focus. My passion is amplifying the voices of communities that need recognition, making their concepts tangible and accessible through Fine Art and Design. My artistic goal establishes conversations about serious topics of accessibility and diversity. During my college career, aside from academic achievement, I am most proud of my work with Access For All. A group I rebranded and reawakened on campus and led for two years as president. With my creative solutions, I guided the development of a sensory-friendly space in the Multicultural Center. After creating one successful sensory space, I brought up my ideas to the UMD Kathryn A. Martin Library to consider doing the same. They were receptive and with my guidance, they used a grant to update several study rooms. Both collaborations were recognized and inspired schools across the country to create sensory spaces for their students. Among other groups, I was a passionate graphic designer and board member for ASL club and the RSPT (Regional stormwater protection team). Now that I have graduated, I’m continuing to teach art classes at Southwest Super Summer Program for my ninth summer with Minneapolis Public Schools while searching employment within the field of graphic design.