maddybuttling@gmail.com








   about







I view the world with an interest in trying to understand how others express themselves visually in the spaces they occupy. Be this through their choices in clothing, decor, or even pets. I record these visual choices to develop portraits of people. Small, almost screen-sized, paintings state to the viewer an array of life stories in a matter-of-fact manner that is handled with a level of intense observation.


Education

Drawing Intensive Term, Autumn 2021, The Royal Drawing School
Painting Correspondence Course, 2020-2021, Turps Banana
BA Fine Art, First Class Hons, 2017-2020, Chelsea College of Arts
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, 2016-2017, Camberwell College of Arts


Exhibitions

In The Water, The Shop Front, 2024
Allodium, Forest Hill, 2023
Well Worn, SET Ealing, 2023
Battersea Decorative Fair, 2023
Kisses, Associate Studio Programme, 2022
Crouch End Tiger Hidden Banana, The Original Gallery, 2022
Emergence, AMP Gallery, 2022
In Formation, Thames-Side Studios, 2022
Drawing as Looking: works on paper, Hoxton 253, 2021
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog, cohort.art, 2021
In Response, Bow Arts Nunnery, 2021
New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, 2021
Small Rooms collective, 2021 https://www.instagram.com/imprint5848/
In Absentia, cohort.art , 2021
Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painters, Burgh House Hampstead, 2021
24/7, The Shop Front, 2020
Royal Academy Summer/Winter Exhibition, 2020
UAL 2020 Graduate Showcase, 2020
Interim Exhibition, Chelsea College of Arts, 2020
Made in Arts London, TM Lighting Gallery, 2019
Animal Requiem, Asylum Chapel, 2019
This is Tuesday, Windmill Brixton, 2018
Foundation Summer Show, Camberwell College of Arts, 2017


Awards

2022, Awarded place on Associate Studio Programme 7
2021, Awarded Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize for best figurative painting
2020, Shortlisted for The Artists' Collecting Society Studio Prize, selected as an ACS member https://artistscollectingsociety.org/members/maddy-buttling/
2020, Awarded Jackson's Painting Prize, animal category
2018, Nominated for Painters’ Company Scholarship


Press

2022, Petra Hartl http://www.petrahartl.at/hundundkunst/2022/07/18/maddy-buttling-kitsch-nein-authentisch-sentimental/
2022, Royal Academy of Arts https://www.instagram.com/p/CcNX53hsZ3p/
2021, Dead Pet Girls https://www.instagram.com/p/CUaaPCso8wP/
2021, New English Art Club https://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/about-us/blog/qa-with-maddy-buttling
2020, Royal Academy of Arts https://www.instagram.com/p/CGwywkoqufB/
2020, Jackson’s Art https://www.jacksonsart.com/blog/2020/09/15/maddy-buttling-artist-interview/