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   about




My practice revolves around a fascination with the human experience of animal death. Made on an intimately small scale, my paintings ritualistically stalk household pets. Working in series, I follow animals and the spaces they occupy, as they inevitably die and are replaced along with the furniture. I devote myself to unironically deifying the ephemeral pet, while observing the humour and tenderness of the relationship between human and animal.


2017
Foundation Diploma, Camberwell College of Arts

2020
BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Arts

2021
Correspondence Course, Turps Banana

2021
Drawing Intensive Term, The Royal Drawing School


Exhibitions
Mar 2017, The Doll House Gallery, Camberwell College of Arts
May 2017, Foundation Summer Show, Camberwell College of Arts
Feb 2018, Verve Zine Collection, Deptford X
Mar 2018, This is Tuesday, Windmill Brixton
Mar 2019, Animal Requiem, Asylum Chapel
Sep 2019, Made in Arts London, TM Lighting Gallery
Feb 2020, Interim Exhibition, Chelsea College of Arts
Jul 2020, UAL 2020 Graduate Showcase
Sep 2020, Royal Academy Summer/Winter Exhibition
Oct 2020, 24/7, The Shop Front
Feb 2021, Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painters, Burgh House Hampstead
Feb 2021, In Absentia, cohort.art
Mar 2021, Small Rooms collective, https://www.instagram.com/imprint5848/
Jun 2021, New English Art Club, Mall Galleries
Aug 2021, In Response, Bow Arts Nunnery
Nov 2021, The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, cohort.art
Dec 2021, Drawing as Looking: works on paper, Hoxton 253
Jan 2022, In Formation, Thames-Side Studios
May 2022, Emergence, AMP Gallery
Jul 2022, Crouch End Tiger Hidden Banana, The Original Gallery

Awards
2018, Nominated for Painters’ Company Scholarship
2019, Selected as a Made in Arts London artist
2020, Awarded Jackson's Painting Prize, animal category
2020, Shortlisted for The Artists' Collecting Society Studio Prize, selected as an ACS member https://artistscollectingsociety.org/members/maddy-buttling/
2021, Awarded Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize for best figurative painting
2022, Awarded place on Acme/Double Agents Associate Studio Programme

Press
2020, Jackson’s Art https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2020/09/15/maddy-buttling-artist-interview/
2020, Royal Academy of Arts https://www.instagram.com/p/CGwywkoqufB/
2021, New English Art Club https://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/about-us/blog/qa-with-maddy-buttling
2021, @deadpetgirls https://www.instagram.com/p/CUaaPCso8wP/
2022, Royal Academy of Arts https://www.instagram.com/p/CcNX53hsZ3p/












    dead dog









new dog








   dead ham