The Madison Public Art Project (MPAP) is a nonprofit arts organization founded and headquartered in Madison Wisconsin. The MPAP fosters innovative contemporary public art projects strengthening communities with engaging art. Supporting emerging and established artists connected to Wisconsin, the Madison Public Art Project relies on corporations, grants, individual donors, community support, and in-kind contributions. Our public art installations inspire imagination, civic participation, fuel artistic development, and connect artists to local communities.
Jillian Talarczyk – President & Creative Director
Jillian developed her in-depth art market knowledge through 12years of experience living and working in New York City. During her tenure she worked with several notable artists, prominent galleries, as well as 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 where she received her bachelor’s degree. 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 the Hampton’s, to Manhattan, to Madison. As a broker at Douglas Elliman Real Estate she previously sold Townhouses, Condos, and Coops in Manhattan and worked with local developers. In Harlem, New York she served as the co-chair of the Public Art Initiative bringing artists vision to fruition in the parks and green spaces of Upper Manhattan.
Jillian loves working with new artists and educating clients in her Art Advisory business. Her heart is in her hometown and she is excited to work together with Wisconsin arts community!