Madeline Rivera is a genderfluid individual who has expressed their ideas of art without gender. Their art is meant to be androgynous and interpreted through the audience's own perspective. Madeline's works have surely broken the traditional norm of contemporary art and highlights the beauty in gender androgyny.


"I noticed I was gender queer when I would reminisce about the “boyish” qualities I had as a child. After noticing, I experimented with they/them pronouns, and while it was difficult for some people to accept them, most others were warm and welcoming. Using non-binary pronouns, I felt closer to who I really was. After using them for a while I realized that sometimes I do feel like a girl, which made me feel not very good about myself. It made me feel like I was lying about my identity, until I realized that some days I feel like a boy, and sometimes nothing at all. I am gender-fluid. My art conveys no gender, because for me, that is what I find inspirational. Androgyny is beautiful and that is what I would like to represent in my paintings."

Androgynous figures in art can create a sense of ambiguity and uncertainty, which can be both intriguing and unsettling for the viewer. This can be used to explore complex themes such as identity, sexuality, and power dynamics. By featuring androgynous figures in art, artists can promote diversity and inclusivity. This can help to create a more representative and varied depiction of human experience.

Androgyny in art can encourage viewers to explore and express their own gender identity and expression. By providing a range of gender presentations and representations, art can help people to feel more comfortable and confident in expressing their own unique identity.

Rivera's art is part of a movement in which gender non-conforming individuals freely express their perspectives on gender and identity, opening the doors for many out there who have yet to express theirs.