Keith Maddy holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with distinction from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. He is a 2017 grant recipient from the Artist?s Resource Trust and received a 2016 Finalist award in Drawing & Printmaking from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He has been recognized by the International Art Critics Association for the exhibit Surrounded at the Brickbottom Gallery in Somerville, in which he both participated and co-curated. He works out of the historic Fenway Studios, has exhibited extensively in the greater Boston area and throughout New England, and is in private collections globally, including Fidelity Investments and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Maddy is represented by Howard Yezerski Gallery in Boston and published in MAKING THE CUT Vol. 1 The World?s Best Collage Artists by Crooks Creative Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, 2017, kolaj Magazine #17, 2016, 100 Boston Artists by Schiffer Publishing, 2013, Mixed Media Collage by Quarry Books, 2007 and Interweave Press? publication, Cloth Paper Scissors, Issue 51, Nov/Dec 2013.
My work focused for many years on the exploratory process of collaging cut outlines, patterns, and characters from vintage materials, primarily children?s books. What previously concentrated on the aggregate, like the dense construction of a nest, now frays apart and loosens up, revealing and exposing full or near full cutouts, opening up a stronger narrative, clearer associations, humor, play, and movement.
Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston
2019 People?s Choice Award, Young Masters Art Prize, Cynthia Corbett Gallery
2017 Berkshire Taconic Artist Resource Trust Grant
2016 Massachusetts Cultural Council, Finalist Award in Drawing & Printmaking
Artworks in Museums and Collections
Fidelity, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BFA Massachusetts College of Art 1994