Maddie Rose Hills (b.1993) is an artist living and working in South London. She has exhibited in London, Paris and Barcelona, and undertaken residencies in London and Iceland. Her work is in the British Airways Public Collection as well as private collections in France, Poland and London. Hills graduated in 2015 from The University of West England with a first class honors degree.
Attributing her appreciation for the arts to her mother, Maddie began to make work at an early age building a body of representational and figurative work, which has evolved and abstracted organically over time through her interest and exploration of media. Encompassing a mass of texture and colour inspired by vast natural landscapes the oversize visceral canvases she has become known for extend from the allure of play and experimentation and aim to draw the viewer in with their unearthly beauty. Captivatingly curious the urge to inspect the lava like surfaces of her works is irresistible; where surging, seething, swirling patterns materialise and highlight the acute awareness and attention to detail in her work.
Hills' work explores time and memory using the medium of paint and found materials to create layers that conceal and reveal existing marks. The paintings, each taking between a month and a number of years to create, often explore perception and memory relating to place; be that a landscape or space that she has spent time in. An interest in the materiality of paint is at the fore of Hills' practice.
2020 Finkernackle X YAP, London
2020 Sprout End of Residency Show, London
2019 The Christmas Show, London
2019 Young Artist Partnership, Buriton
2019 Where You Are Not, Copeland Gallery, London
2019 The Summer Show, Cadogan Contemporary, London
2018 (Solo) The Long Winding Shore, Blue Shop Cottage, London
2018 Young Artist Partnership, London
2018 Emerging Artists, 45 Park Lane, London
2018 The Flying Dutchman x Art Peckham, London
2017 (Solo) Boundaries, Farmacy x Loughran Gallery, London
2017 Female Founders Present, London
2017 Science of Design, Chelsea Harbour, London
2016 (Solo) Maddie Rose Hills x Kit and Ace, London
2016 ReGenerate, YAP, London
2016 Nothing to See Here, Square Gallery, London
2016 Porta Romana x Paris Deco Off, Helene Bailey Gallery, Paris
2016 ONE, Untitled BCN, Barcelona
Where You Are Not, Copeland Gallery, London. Artists: Tess Williams, Florence Sweeney, Tom Pope, Alexander Mourant, Simone Mudde, Katrina Russell Adams, Matilda Little
The Christmas Show, London. Artists: Chica Seal, Fujiko Rose, Ines Fernandes de Cordova, Sophie Nicoll, Rose Electra Harris, Beth Rodway, Georgia Grinter
Artist in Residence
2020 Sprout Artist Residency
2018 Beckenham Place Park Artist in Residence
2016 Wildfjords Artist in Residence
2019 Panel Talk, Chelsea College of Arts.
2019 Panel Talk, The Christmas Show