Madeline Cass (b. 1993) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Lincoln, Nebraska. She primarily works within photography, poetry, artist books, painting, and drawing. In 2017 she earned a BFA in studio art with an emphasis in photography from the University of Nebraska. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Her book how lonely, to be a marsh was featured at Fotobokfestival Oslo, and has been collected by institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art Library, The National Gallery of Art Library, The Getty Research Institute Library, and The Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s Hirsch Library. She has contributed photographs to The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and National Geographic, among others.

Growing up in a major monoculture state, Cass’ worldview has formed by seeking overlooked wildness that exists around us and how people can connect to these spaces. Her work examines the multitude of relationships between art, science, nature, and humanity. Acting as a translator for nature, her practice is formed by sauntering and examining the landscape intimately, fostering dialogue and empathy. Through interacting with her local habitat in unexpected ways and inviting others to join, she offers alternative pathways into environmental consciousness and ecological thinking.