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The Madison Public Art Project (MPAP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization in Madison Wisconsin. The MPAP fosters innovative contemporary public art projects strengthening communities with engaging art. Supporting emerging and established artists, the Madison Public Art Project relies on corporations, grants, individual donors, community support, and in-kind contributions. Our public art installations inspire imagination, encourage civic participation, fuel artistic development, and connect artists to local communities. 

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Jillian Talarczyk – President & Creative Director

Jillian developed her in-depth art market knowledge living and working in New York City for over 20 years. During her tenure she worked with several notable artists, prominent galleries, as well as global clients at Art Basel Miami, ArtExpo New York, and Art Palm Beach.

A native of Madison, Jillian began her academic studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In New York she studied at Parson’s- The New School in Greenwich Village pursuing further study in Interior Design. Jillian continued to study at Christie’s Education and loves the Contemporary Art world. As a Certified Interior Designer, she enjoys working with clients from Manhattan to Madison.

Jillian has served on the Dane Arts Cultural Affairs Grant Review Panel and has over two decades of art business experience. She is passionate about the power of Public Art as a tool for arts education. She mentors each artist she works with and facilities professional projects that elevate the Wisconsin arts landscape. Her curatorial projects speak to the power of public arts & community demonstrating how art boosts tourism, brings an awareness to spark change, increases diversity, and connects communities. 

Jillian is available as a panelist for juried projects, curating exhibitions, and upcoming speaking engagements. To schedule please email



Jillian Talarczyk

President & Creative Director 

Call or Text:  646-245-9769 


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*Madison Public Art Project Inc. is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible. You will receive an e-mail confirmation and receipt for your donation. 

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