Maddy Mathews is a visual artist working primarily in drawing, painting and sculpture. In 2012 she was the class valedictorian for NSCAD University where she obtained her BFA. She has participated in Roundtable Residency and performed at Nuit Blanche and the performance art show Doored. She has shown work at Propeller Gallery, Weird Things and Xpace Cultural Centre in Toronto, Ontario; Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and at Friends and Neighbours Gallery in Montreal, Quebec for Art POP 2018.
Inspired by 'magic eye' pictures, optical illusions, children's theatre sets, and tropes of television and web culture, Maddy's work deals with themes of personal narrative and nostalgia. Using naive materials such as pencil crayons and paper mache, her work highlights the inherent futility of representation through humour and abstraction.
Maddy is currently living and working in Toronto, Canada.