Maddie Yuille (b. 1988, London) is a visual artist living and working in London. Maddie Yuille (b. 1988, London) is a visual artist living and working in London. Since graduating with an MA in Fine Art from City and Guilds of London Art School (2019), she has been shortlisted for the Ashurst Emerging Artist Award (2020), the Contemporary British Painting Prize (2019), and most recently the Ingram Prize (2021). She has taken part in numerous group shows, including with Soho Revue, D Contemporary, The Artist’s Contemporary, Berntson Bhattacharjee, Subsidiary Projects, The Tub, and The Auction Collective, and has an upcoming two person show in July 2022 with Liliya Gallery. In November 2021 she undertook the Elephant Digital Artist residency. Prior to pursuing her art practice, she completed a BA in Human Geography and worked in documentary production for a number of years – a background that informs her practice today.
Her practice focuses on painting to explore a sensory depiction of human embodiment. Her most recent work critiques our conceptualisation of “nature” as a place separate and distinct from human lives. Her utopian images explore a world in which the women depicted are at one with the landscape in which we find them, free to enjoy and luxuriate in nature. She is interested in the ancient connection of women and nature which has more recently been used as a tool to subjugate both, and imagines a world in which both women and nature have agency.