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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

2022
Associate Studio Programme 7


Exhibitions
May 2017, Foundation Summer Show, Camberwell College of Arts
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
Nov 2022, Kisses, Associate Studio Programme

Awards
2018, Nominated for Painters’ Company Scholarship
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 Associate Studio Programme 7

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, Dead Pet Girls https://www.instagram.com/p/CUaaPCso8wP/
2022, Royal Academy of Arts https://www.instagram.com/p/CcNX53hsZ3p/
2022, Petra Hartl http://www.petrahartl.at/hundundkunst/2022/07/18/maddy-buttling-kitsch-nein-authentisch-sentimental/












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