Madison Myers is a marketing major and muralist at UTC who’s worked on multiple murals at the university. She was also one of the nine artists chosen for the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga’s Soul of MLK community mural project on East 10th Street.
“I am a marketing major with an artist’s job,” Madison said. “My unconventional path to art bleeds into my unconventional art style.
When Madison first began drawing, she did so to capture happy memories of her travels.
“My junior year of high school, my parents bought me a sketchbook from France,” Madison said. “I spent the rest of high school filling the pages with my journeys both near and far.”
The next school year, Madison had taught herself so much that she skipped Art I and landed into AP Art. Once she began attending UTC, Madison founded an all-inclusive art club and painted murals for the Gary W. Rollins College of Business.
As far as Madison has come, she still approaches creativity through the lens of memories.
“The majority of my art is based on memories that I never want to forget,” Madison said.
By painting murals, Madison also believes that sharing art provides an avenue for those in her community to heal and explore their own spirits. In a way, these murals have become her contribution to the Chattanooga area.
“My hope is that [my art] awakens viewers to the beauty and love that is already inside them,” Madison said.
Madison is currently working on a new art installation in downtown Chattanooga. She expects the project to be completed and open next summer.
“It has always been a dream of mine to make art into an immersive experience that people can walk into,” Madison said about the installation.