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Madeleine Mayo

Madeleine Mayo’s work spans painting, sculpture and installation. She currently lives and works in Montreal, Quebec where she completed her Masters of Fine Arts at Concordia University. To Mayo, objects and paintings possess a great capacity to animate the imagination and to conjure the powers of pleasure and sensuality. She uses colour and abstraction to affirm her experience of fantasy and reality, childhood and maturity, and to integrate these seemingly oppositional and contradictory urges that arise over and over again.

Madeleine Mayo is an interdisciplinary artist who works with painting, sculpture and installation. Her works ride the edge between abstraction and figuration expressing sensuality and an often mythical imagination. Using humour and openness, she strives to challenge moralistic biases in a playful way by imbuing a vision of uplifting imagination with contradiction and imperfection. Mayo holds a BFA in Painting from OCADU (The Ontario College of Art and Design University) and an MFA from Concordia University. She currently lives and works in Montréal, Québec.


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